The automotive technology program prepares students for employment in the field and provides upgrade opportunities for currently employed personnel. By completing the degree or certificate requirements, the student will gain proficiency in safety practices, automotive service, testing, troubleshooting, brakes, suspension,wheel alignment, engine tune-up, electrical systems, fuel systems (carburetion and fuel injection), emission systems, transmissions, drive trains, engine repair, engine rebuilding, automotive machining, or air conditioning. Competencies will be assessed regularly in accordance with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards. A student completing degree or certificate requirements may expect to enter the industry as a technician in automotive service, repair, tune-up, smog certification, or automotive air conditioning.
Based on projected enrollments, it is estimated that approximately 21 students would be eligible to receive this certificate each year.
The emphasis of the Hybrid, Fuel-cell and Electric Vehicles Certificate is on key hybrid, fuel-cell and electric vehicle systems including their basic operation, function, service and maintenance. The systems include: engine management, emission controls, electronic/electronic controls and on board diagnostics related to hybrid,fuel-cell and electric vehicles.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions and current technicians for career advancement at local automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, national repair chains, and parts suppliers.
Students will be required to complete two introductory courses to get the fundamentals of automotive and hybrid technology. Followed by courses in diagnosis and repair of hybrid, fuel-cell and electric cars.
(Y1 or S1)
|ATEC1||Introduction to Automotive Service||2||Y1|
|ATEC 22B or||Advanced Engine Performance. Electrical and Fuel System||8||Y1|
|ATEC 25 and||Automotive Electrical System||4||Y2|
|ATEC 26||Automotive Testing and Diagnosis||4||Y2|
|ATEC 51||Introduction to Alternative Fuel Vehicles||2||Y1|
|ATEC 52||Introduction to Hybrid, Electrical and Fuel-Cell Vehicle Technology||3||Y2|
|ATEC 53||Hybrid, Fuel-Cell and Electric Vehicle Diagnosis Repair||3||Y2|