Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
33 Hours

Automotive Services Technology Certificate Level II

33 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
AST 1110A
Engine Repair l (A1)
4

Deals with the theory of operation for the gasoline internal combustion engine. Focuses on upper engine and timing components along with their operations. Disassembly and assembly, part inspection, use of manuals, and repair procedures will be applied. 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 1110L

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 1510A
Engine Performance l (A8)
4

Focuses on an introduction to engine fault diagnosis and adjustment or repair. Computerized engine controls are reviewed as are ignition systems, fuel/air systems, and exhaust systems. 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 1510L

AST 2010A
General Maintenance and Safety (G1)
1

Provides students with an opportunity to observe auto service 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.

AST 2110A
Engine Repair ll (A1)
4

Studies disassembly and assembly of the internal combustion engine. Topics include part inspection, identification and use of repair procedures. Precision measuring equipment will be applied to upper and lower engine components. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A1 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.

Prerequisite(s):
AST 1110A

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 2110L

AST 2410A
Electrical / Electronic Systems ll (A6)
4

Focuses on air bag systems, electronic steering systems, programing computers, communication networks, advanced scan tool usage, and safety procedures required to diagnose and service these areas. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A6 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.

Prerequisite(s):
AST 1410A

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 2410L

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

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