Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
60 Hours

Automotive Technician Major

45 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ABT 1010A
Painting and Refinishing l (B2)
4

Introduces students to the basics for all automotive refinishing work. Safety precautions, surface preparations, spray gun and related equipment operation, paint mixing, paint application, and paint defects, causes and cures. Also covered are spot repairs, contemporary color coat materials such as low VOC and waterborne technology and final details. In this class students will prepare for the ICar Refinish exam. All Icar Modules must be completed to qualify to test for the Platinum Refinish exam. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate in Autobody Technician program. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 1010L

ABT 1020
Painting and Refinishing II (B2)
4

Introduces students to the basics for all automotive non-structural damage repair. Safety precautions, vehicle preparation, elementary repairs, outer body panel repairs, replacements, and adjustments are covered. In this class students will prepare for the ICarNon-Structural exam. All Icar Modules must be completed to qualify to test for the Platinum Non-Structural exam. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate in Autobody Technician program. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

ABT 1050
Body and Paint Practicum
6

Provides students with the opportunity to put their skills to work on complete full vehicles. Students will perform minor body work, R & R, body prep and final painting and detailing. In this class students will prepare for the ICar Refinish and Non-Structural exam. All Icar Modules must be completed to qualify to test for the Platinum Refinish and Non-Structural exam. 30 hours of lecture and 120 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate in Autobody Technician program. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Prerequisite(s):
ABT 1010, ABT 1110

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 1050L

ABT 1110A
Non-Structural Repair (B3)
4

Introduces students to the structural aspects of vehicles in today's market. Students will be introduced to repairs such as door skin replacement, panel bonding, plastic repair and adhesives and fixed glass. In this course, students will develop specific marketable repair skills. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Prerequisite(s):
ABT 1010A

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 1110L

ABT 1710A
Estimating and Shop Management (B6)
4

Introduces students to the basic processes of the automotive industry and how the estimating process is involved. Topics of focus are the estimate process both computer-based and hand-written, estimation adjustment, customer service, total losses, parts ordering, work flow, general shop running operations, and profit assessment and negotiation. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 1710L

ABT 1910A
Welding Processes
4

Covers the safety precautions in welding and cutting. Students learn the processes used in body repair such as MIG welding and alternative cutting techniques. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 1910L

ABT 2010A
General Maintenance and Safety
1

Provides students with an opportunity to observe autobody careers, spanning a wide variety of applications in Michigan, and introduces them to NATEF/ASE workplace employability skills. 30 hours of lab are required. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

ABT 2110
Structural Repair (B4)
4

Introduces students to the structural aspects of the vehicle in today's automotive and light truck market. Students will be introduced to repairs such as door skin replacement, panel bonding. adhesives and fixed glass service and replacement. In this course students will develop specific marketable repair skills. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate in Autobody Technician program. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 2110L

WRKAT2050
Work Experience
2

Provides students with a 60-hour minimum up to a 120-hour maximum, paid/unpaid, learning experience in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students pursuing a Certificate or an Associates Degree to develop skills and gain training in their major field. Students can begin work experience with 80% of coursework completed or administrative approval.

Select Two Courses From the Following for Electives I and II:

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ABT 2210A
Frame Repair Fundamentals (B4)
4

Introduces students to the basics for all automotive structural damage repairs. Safety precautions, frame inspection, measurements, part identification and estimation are covered. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 2210L

AST 1210A
Suspension and Steering (A4)
4

Focuses on the design and operation of automotive steering and suspension systems. Topics include front and rear alignment, component identification and repair, tire wear patterns, use of service information and equipment. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A4 test in order to earn a final grade for the course. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 1210L

AST 1310A
Brakes (A5)
4

Focuses on the design and operation of automotive brake systems. Topics include diagnosis and repair of traditional, anti-lock brake, and traction control systems. Students will acquire knowledge of hydraulic systems, disc/drum machining, and scan tool usage. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A5 test in order to earn a final grade for the course. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 1310L

AST 1410A
Electrical/Electronic Systems l (A6)
4

Focuses on the introduction to automotive electrical systems which includes basic theories, electrical components, wiring diagrams, and starting and charging systems. This course also focuses on the use of test equipment such as digital multimeters, test lights and jumper wires used to diagnose basic electrical faults. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 1410L

AST 2710A
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (A7)
4

Addresses automotive heating and air conditioning system theories, troubleshooting, and servicing. Proper refrigerant recovery, recycling, storage, and use of recharging equipment will also be covered. Students will be made aware of recent environmental concerns relevant to coolant and refrigeration. In addition, basic shop safety and safe use of recycling equipment will be discussed. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A7 test in order to earn a final grade for the course. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 2710L

General Education Requirements

15 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ENG 1010
College Composition I
3

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

ENG 1020
College Composition II
3

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

MTH 1050
Quantitative Reasoning I
3

Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, finance, and statistics. Key topics include personal finance, mathematical models, functions and relations, dimensional analysis, statistical reasoning, and Euclidean geometry. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines. The combination of MTH 1050 and MTH 1060 satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning Pathway. The combination of MTH 1050 Quantitative Reasoning I or MTH 1110 College Algebra I with MTH 2750 Statistical Methods satisfies the Statistics Pathway.

SPK 2010
Oral Communication
3

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.

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