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Technical Trades and Manufacturing Division

Automotive Service Technology

See Automotive Service Technology - Advanced Certificate
See Automotive Service Technology - Associate In Applied Science

The automotive service and repair industry has gone through several changes in the last ten years. Working on the cars and light trucks of today require a serious understanding of the technologies that are part of the modern, sophisticated automobile. This increased amount of technology explains the importance of program reviews, updates, and revisions. Automotive service technology programs need to stay current to properly educate technicians to meet industry standards. That also reinforces the importance of accreditation for automotive programs.

Starting fall 2014 semester, Delta College will be offering two new Automotive Service Technology programs which allow students to gain the technical training required to successfully complete the following goals:

·         MLR Level automotive service internship

·         ASE G1 Certification Test

·         AST Level automotive service internship

·         ASE A1-A8 Technician Certification Tests

 

These programs meet industry standards and will be evaluated every five years by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The programs include new AUTO classes based on NATEF task lists in all eight Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) areas. Classes are taught through classroom and hands-on lab experiences.

·         Automotive Service Technology – Associate in Applied Science

·         Automotive Service Technology – Advanced Certificate

In addition to being trained to enter the automotive field as a technician or service writer, you will have a broader based education by completing the associate degree. You may also choose to continue your education by seeking a baccalaureate degree.

 

Automotive Service Technology–Associate in Applied Science

Suggested Program Path (Full-time student, Four semester path)

A full-time student can complete an Associate Degree in Automotive Service Technology in 4 semesters by scheduling general education classes with the suggested 12 credits of technical classes per semester.

 Level 1 (MLR) Maintenance and Light Repair (24 Credits)

 

 First Semester

Course        Credits          Course Title
AUTO 101     3 Engine Repair Level 1
AUTO 102    Automatice Transmission Level 1 
AUTO 103 2 Manual Drive Trains and Axles Level 1
AUTO 104 3 Suspension and Steering Level 1 
AUTO 110 1 MLR Internship 
12 Sub Total Technical Course Credits
Gen Ed Course(s)  3/5 General Education Course Credits
  15/17 Subtotal 

 

Second Semester    
Course Credits         Course Title
AUTO 105 2 Brakes Level 1
AUTO 106 4 Electrical/Electronic Systems Level 1
AUTO 107 2 Heating and Air Conditioning  Level 1
AUTO 108 3 Engine Performance Level 1
AUTO 149 1 MLR Capstone
12 Subtotal Technical Course Credits
Gen Ed Course(s) 3/5 General Education Course Credits
15/17 Subtotal

 Level 2 (AST) Automotive Service Technology (12 Credits)

 

Third Semester    
Course Credits         Course Title
AUTO 151 1 Engine Repair Level 2
AUTO 152 Automatic Transmission Level 2
AUTO 153 1 Manual Drive Trains and Axles Level 2
AUTO 154 2 Suspension and Steering Level 2
AUTO 155 1 Brakes Level 2
AUTO 156 2 Electrical Electronic Systems Level 2
AUTO 157 1 Heating and Air Conditioning Level 2
AUTO 158 2 Engine Performance Level 2
AUTO 160 1 AST Internship
12 Sub Total Technical Course Credits
Gen Ed Course(s) 3/5 General Education Course Credits
15/17 Subtotal

 Level 3 (MAST) Master Automotive Service Technology (12 Credits)

Fourth Semester
Course Credits Course Title
AUTO 201W 1                   Engine Repair Level 3
AUTO 202W Automatic Transmission Level 3
AUTO 203 1 Manual Drive Trains and Axles Level 3
AUTO 204 1 Suspension and Steering Level 3
AUTO 205 1 Brakes Level 3
AUTO 206 1 Electrical Electronic Systems Level 3
AUTO 207 1 Heating and Air Conditioning Level 3
AUTO 208W 2 Engine Performance Level 3
AUTO 249 1 AUTO Capstone
12 Sub Total Technical Course Credits
Gen Ed Course(s) 3/5 General Education Course Credits
15/17 Subtotal

 Electives (Not required)

Course                 Credits        Course Title
AUTO 216             1 Hybrid Electrical Vehicle Safety
AUTO 226 5 Hybrid Electrical Vehicle Service I     
6 Subtotal

 

 General Education Courses

    English 113 requires College Composition I as a prerequisite.

    Some General Education classes are offered online.

 

Course                 Credits         Course Title
ENG  --- 3 Any Approved College Composition I Course                       
ENG 111 3 Technical Communication
MIT 118 2 Safety Practices and Procedures
MGT 110 3 Business Mathematics
LW 223W 2 Wellness in Technical Trades
POL  ---     3/4 Any Approved American Government Requirement 
16/17 Subtotal
64/65 TOTAL CREDITS

 

If you are interested in the Advanced Certificate, students must complete the Level 1 (MLR), Level 2 (AST), and Level 3 (MAST) technical courses to earn 48 credits. The General Education courses are not required for the Advanced Certificate. The full-time certificate student program path follows the four AUTO semester path.

Students that started their program before fall 2014 should continue to follow their program of study that includes AUT classes.

 

Contact Information

 

Full-Time Faculty

  Tom Coats Jim Miller Hector Orlandi 
AUTO Coordinator ASEP Coordinator Instructor
Email: thomascoats@delta.edu      jamesmiller@delta.edu      hectororlandi@delta.edu
Phone: (989) 686-9526  (989) 686-9351 (989) 686-9551
Office: M125 P171 P172 

Part-Time Faculty      Email Mailbox 
Dwayne Gilbert dwaynegilbert@delta.edu J102
Wallace (Jay) Minard    wallaceminard@delta.edu      J102


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