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Auto Mechanics Technology


Applied Science & Technology Division
Upon successful completion of the Auto Mechanics Technology certificate, the student demonstrates skills, knowledge and training for employment for the following industry positions: technician for repair of engines, automatic transmissions and transaxles, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering and brakes. The student demonstrates the high level skills including ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) technician competence for these areas, service managers, shop owners of specialty shops, and major automotive corporation employees. The program is accredited by NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation). The program is certified in five ASE areas.

Total Units Required 41
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
AUTO 50 Automatic Transmission and Transaxles 6
AUTO 52 Engine Rebuilding 6
INDUS 35 Mobile Hydraulics 4
INDUS 94 Industrial Mathematics 3

Second Semester
AUTO 51 Manual Drive Train and Axles 5
AUTO 53 Brakes, Suspension, and Steering 7
MECH 10 Basic Welding for the Trades 4
ELECTIVES See Group I below 6

Group I (Electives)
(6 units from the following courses)

AUTO 54 Starting, Charging and Electrical Systems 6
AUTO 55 Ignition Systems and Electronic Engine Controls 6
AUTO 56 Fuel Management and Computer Controls 6
AUTO 57 Air Conditioning, Heating, and Electrical Systems 6
AUTO 62 Brakes, Suspension, and Powertrain Systems 3
AUTO 63 Fuel and Electrical Systems 3




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