Automotive Technology: Auto Tune Up and Diagnostic Procedures
Award Type: Associate in ScienceDesigned to prepare the student to enter the automotive service profession as a tune-up and diagnostics specialist.
The graduate of the Associate in Science in Automotive Technology: Auto Tune Up and Diagnostic Procedures will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the evolving technology in the automotive control systems and the impact the automobile has on our environment.
- Demonstrate the ability to quickly master new techniques and skills as required in the automotive tune-up and diagnostic specialty.
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with customers, co-workers and the employer.
- Demonstrate the ability to diagnose problems with the various systems of the automobile using systematic procedures and logical methods.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify what technical specifications are needed, where to find them and how to use them in the course of performing their duties.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical issues encountered in the automotive repair workplace and make responsible decisions.
- Demonstrate the required mechanical skills and the ability to use the trade tools at a level of proficiency that is expected in the profession.
- Demonstrate the use of the proper procedure for dealing with hazards encountered in the automotive repair work place.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform all of the NATEF tasks in each of the core courses in the option or certificate.
A major of 30 units is required for the degree. Required core courses (19 units):
Plus a minimum of 11 units selected from the following:
|Print Reading and Interpretation
|Automotive Engine Rebuilding
|Shop Math and Measurement
|Auto Air Conditioning Systems
|Automotive Machining 1
|Emission Control/BAR CAC
|Independent Projects in Automotive Technology
|1.0 - 3.0 units
|Special Topics in Automotive Technology