Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
60 Hours

Automotive Technician Major

45 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 2210A
Automatic Transmission (A2)
4

Focuses on the internal function and components of the automatic transmission. Topics covered include part identification, fluid types, and fluid level procedures, precision measuring of components and over all operation of both front and rear wheel drive transmissions. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A2 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 2110L

AST 2250A
Manual Drive Train (A3)
2

Investigates the manual drive train and major components. Examines transmissions, drive shafts, differentials, and drive axles. Discusses diagnosis and troubleshooting. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A3 test in order to earn a final grade for the course. 15 hours of lecture and 30 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 2250L

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 2510A
Engine Performance ll (A8)
4

Examines and studies engine fault diagnosis and sensors, scan tool operation, emission controls, effects and ignition timing, analysis of exhaust gases, and advanced engine services. Snap-On Certification is offered. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A8 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 1510A

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 2510L

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

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.

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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