Automotive Technology ASCCA
Automotive Technology (094800)
Projected Start Date
. The automotive technology curriculum provides for entry level skills in the automotive field. The program is designed to impart in-depth technical skills as required in today’s highly technical automotive field. It prepares students for employment in the automotive and/or transportation trades. For those currently employed, upgrading and specialization skills will be stressed. The major emphasizes practical experience in actual repairs under simulated shop conditions. The program offers two introductory courses that are recommended for all students: AUTO 99 Introduction to Automotive Technology is a lecture class that can be taken face-to-face or fully online. AUTO 100 is a laboratory class that demonstrates how to perform basic services. Students must select one of these courses before taking AUTO 120.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
• Demonstrate and practice standardized safety and hazardous waste handling practices.
• Diagnose and repair engine mechanical and ignition problems utilizing a variety of diagnostic and repair equipment.
• Evaluate vehicle emission equipment and accurately perform a full smog inspection.
• Diagnose and repair vehicles that fail smog inspections.
• Read and interpret automotive electrical wiring diagrams to aid in the diagnosis of automotive electrical problems.
• Following prescribed industry standards, correctly utilize test equipment and tools to diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems.
• Independently demonstrate ability to perform computer system and fuel system service using related diagnostic equipment.
• Evaluate technical service bulletins for assisting in repairing various drivability concerns.
• Utilize communication skills to effectively deal with disgruntled colleagues in your work place.
• Utilize good customer relations techniques to improve customer satisfaction.
• Correctly adhere to BAR regulations involving writing repair order estimates, revising estimates, and final invoicing.
• Independently apply technical training and skill sets learned at school in an actual automotive repair shop environment.
Enrollment Completer Projections
an anticipated 25 annual completers in the ASCCA program