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Majors and Certificates of Achievement

Two choices for Specialization!  Students are given two options in order to prepare for a specialized field of study within the Automotive Technology program:

New students entering either option are encouraged to consider taking preparation classes in automotive theory and computer skills before enrolling in the regular required courses for the certificate. This is intended to assure successful performance in the required courses unless students have received prior training or education related to the recommended courses that would fulfill preparation expectations. For the certificate programs, these courses may normally be available in clusters that would allow completion of the certificates more quickly, within a one year time frame.
Program requirements:  Students will be responsible for providing their own textbooks, personal safety equipment, protective clothing, a dark shirt with the Auto Technology logo, a basic hand tool set, specialized tools as required for specific auto classes, and any project related materials. The cost of these items will vary according to place of purchase.  See the Program Requirements link for more information.

Automotive Technology Majors:

Chassis and Drivetrain Specialist

Required Courses   Units
FIRST SEMESTER    
Auto Tech G120 Electrical/Electronic Systems, Introductory 5
Auto Tech G140 Automotive Chassis: Brakes 5
SECOND SEMESTER    
Auto Tech G150 Manual Drivetrains and Axles 4
Auto Tech G141 Automotive Chassis: Steering & Suspension 4.5
THIRD SEMESTER    
Auto Tech G151 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 4
  Total Units 22.5

Engine Performance and Emission Specialist

Required Courses   Units
FIRST SEMESTER    
Auto Tech G110 Engine Rebuilding / Repair 5
Auto Tech G120 Electrical/Electronic Systems, Introductory 5
SECOND SEMESTER    
Auto Tech G130 Engine Performance: Basic Theory/Diagnosis 4.5
THIRD SEMESTER    
Auto Tech G131 Engine Performance: Advanced 4.5
  Total Units 19

Automotive Technology
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Chassis and Drivetrain Specialist

Required Courses   Units
FIRST SEMESTER    
Auto Tech G201 Chassis and Drivetrain Specialist 1 14
or    
Auto Tech G120 Electrical/Electronic Systems, Introductory 5
Auto Tech G140 Automotive Chassis: Brakes 5
Auto Tech G150 Manual Drivetrains and Axles 4
SECOND SEMESTER    
Auto Tech G202 Chassis and Drivetrain Specialist 2 9
or    
Auto Tech G141 Automotive Chassis: Steering & Suspension 4.5
Auto Tech G151 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 4
  Total Units 22.5 - 23
SUGGESTED ELECTIVES    
Auto Tech G121
Electrical/Electronic Systems, Advanced
4
Auto Tech G160
Heating and Air Conditioning
4
Co-Op G102 Work Experience 2


Engine Performance and Emission Specialist

Required Courses   Units
FIRST SEMESTER    
Auto Tech G203 Engine Performance Specialist 1 14.5
or    
Auto Tech G110 Engine Rebuilding / Repair 5
Auto Tech G120 Electrical/Electronic Systems, Introductory 5
Auto Tech G130 Engine Performance: Basic Theory/Diagnosis 4.5
SECOND SEMESTER    
Auto Tech G204 Engine Performance Specialist 2 9.5
or    
Auto Tech G131 Engine Performance: Advanced 4.5
Auto Tech G145 Basic Clean Air Car Course 5
  Total Units 24
SUGGESTED ELECTIVES    
Auto Tech G121
Electrical/Electronic Systems, Advanced
4
Auto Tech G160
Heating and Air Conditioning
4
Co-Op G102 Work Experience 2

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