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Automotive Technology is designed to give students a basic
understanding of automotive construction, theory of operation,
and standard industry service and repair procedures. This
instruction gives them not only the knowledge to perform
vehicle service but to develop the skills necessary to diagnose
unit malfunctions. Two of the most important skills that will be
developed are problem solving and critical thinking.
A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
* Diagnose and repair common malfunctions of the following
automotive systems: engine lubrication and cooling; brake,
suspension, steering, wheels and tires, electrical (including
wiring, batteries, starting, charging, and ignition), fuel,
onboard electronics/computers, and engine assemblies; and
power train components including manual and automatic
transmissions and transaxles.
* Develop the knowledge and skills to operate the latest
generation of computerized test and diagnostic equipment,
including digital storage lab scopes, onboard scan tools, and
a chassis dynamometer, as well as develop skills in the safe
operation of a chassis dynamometer.
* Develop sound, basic, and safe automotive shop practice
skills, including environmental protection.
* Develop good basic shop habits, including demonstrating a
good attendance record, punctuality, a willingness to work,
and an ability to work with others as a team.
* Apply basic laws of physics/scientific principles to automotive
systems and components when performing in-shop testing
exercises and diagnosing problems. This includes exam
questions containing diagnostic questions.
* Record diagnostic testing data and reports using necessary
mathematics; solve basic problems using elementary algebra.
* Locate and interpret technical data represented in shop repair
manuals, diagnostic charts, and wiring diagrams. This data
will be in hard print and/or various electronic media sources.
* Demonstrate good automotive shop management practices,
including student management, customer relations, shop
procedures, and writing repair orders.
* Prepare to take and pass the ASE automotive tests series after
successful completion of this program and having at least one
additional year of on-the-job experience in the particular area
or areas that will be tested.
* Prepare to accept the challenge of continuous training in
the automotive field, that is, learning to learn, which will
be necessary to adapt to new technologies and to become a
problem solver and a critical thinker.
* Obtain the Pennsylvania Auto Safety Inspection Certificate
and the Pennsylvania Emissions tester certificate.
MODEL SCHEDULE FOR
AT106 - Automotive Service Fundamentals
AT111 - Internal Combustion Engine Service
AT116 - Chassis Service/Steering & Suspension
MATH 126 - Technical Math I
CIS111 - Intro to Computer Applications
AT156 - Automotive Brake Systems
AT161 - Automotive Electrical/Electronic Principles
AT166 - Engine Electrical/Electronic Principles
AT171 - Fuel and Emission Systems
PHYS 106 - Physics for Everyday Life (or higher)
ENG 106 - English Composition
AT206 - Advanced Engine Diagnosis
AT211 - Advanced Chassis Service
AT216 - Independent Diagnosis and Repair
AT222 - Pennsylvania Safety Inspection/Enhanced
Emissions Inspection Certification
ENG 221 - Public Speaking, OR
ENG 216 - Technical Writing*
AT256 - Heating and Air Conditioning
AT261 - Drive Train and Manual Transaxle Service
AT266 - Advanced Engine Computer Control Analysis
AT271 - Automatic Transaxle Service
AT276 - Fuel Injection Systems
ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
HEAL Elective HEAL 106 or HEAL 111
Elective - General Studies Elective
Elective - General Studies Elective
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