Automotive Service Technology

DEGREE TYPE: Diploma     CREDITS: 69    LOCATION: Albert Lea, Online Course(s)   STARTS: Fall, Spring    COURSE PLAN: Four Semesters   
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Program Starts

Fall Semester - First Year

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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AUTO1205
Automotive Fundamentals

This course provides the knowledge and skills the student will need to start their career as an entry level general service professional automotive technician. The student’s ability to follow instructions, interpret and convert measurements and specifications are developed.  Professional skills such as computer proficiency, work environments, and following diagnostic processes will begin to be developed.   The student will also have gain proficiency in the writing of repair orders, parts requisitions, and the use of electronic service information systems.  The student will also learn, in general terms, the correct procedures for general service of vehicles including precision measuring. The course covers procedures and safety in the automotive shop, the use of hand tools, power tools, hoists, jacks as well as other equipment used by automotive technicians. The proper use of various hand and power tools for the purpose of making various fastener and thread repairs is also taught. Minor automotive service and basic shop skills will be emphasized in the shop. 

(4 Credits/ 2 lecture, 2 lab)

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AUTO1321
Steering and Suspension

This course covers the theory, diagnosis, and repair of electronic and conventional suspension and steering systems.  Wheel balance theory and operation are included.  This course, along with other program courses, satisfies the task requirements set forth in Section IV of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation.

(3 Cr – 1 lect, 2 lab)

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AUTO1423
Brake Systems

This course includes principles, theory, service, and repair of complete brake systems, including anti-lock brake and traction control systems. This course, along with other program courses, satisfies the task requirements set forth in Section V of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation.

(4 Cr – 2 lect, 2 lab)

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AUTO1431
Basic Electrical/Electronics

This course covers fundamental theory, design, diagnosis, and repair of electrical and electronic systems.  This course, along with other program courses, satisfies the task requirements set forth in Section VI of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation.

(4 Cr – 2 lect, 2 lab)

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AUTO1322
Wheel Alignment

This course covers the theory and practice of alignment and adjustments used in various front and rear suspension systems to properly perform wheel alignments. This course, along with other program courses, satisfies the task requirements set forth in Section IV (D) of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation.

(2 Cr – 1 lect, 2 lab)

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Spring Semester - First Year

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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AUTO1207
Automotive Welding

This course provides the entry level automotive welding knowledge and skills needed by a professional automotive technician.  The student’s ability to follow instructions and interpret measurements, will be developed.  The course emphasizes following safe practices, including the safe use of welding equipment and the proper selection and use of suitable personal protective equipment.

(2 Cr – 1 lect, 1 lab)

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AUTO1212
Engine Diagnosis

This course covers performing engine diagnosis using commonly used diagnostic tools.  The focus of the course is to train students in diagnostic techniques used to find internal and external engine problems, such as noise problems, internal parts failures, low oil pressure, low compression, coolant leaks, oil leaks, and vacuum leaks.  This course, along with other program courses, satisfies the task requirements set forth in Section VIII of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation.

         (2 Cr – 1 lect, 1 lab)

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AUTO1311
Engine Theory and Repair

This course covers complete engine disassembly and reassembly, parts identification, wear locations and measurements.  Proper procedure for rebuilding cylinder heads, cylinder block assemblies, and the theory of operation of internal combustion engines are included.  This course, along with other program courses, satisfies the task requirements set forth in Section I of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation.

(3 Cr – 1 lect, 2 lab)

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AUTO1341
Fuel Systems I

This course covers the fundamentals of theory, principles, diagnosis, adjustments, and repair of complete automotive fuel and emissions control systems. This course, along with other program courses, satisfies the task requirements set forth in Section VIII of the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation.

 (3 Cr – 1 lect, 2 lab)

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AUTO1451
Clutch and Manual Trans/Transaxle

This course covers standard automotive and light truck clutches, manual transmissions and transaxles.  Design, adjustment, and overhaul are included.  This course, along with other program courses, satisfies the task requirements set forth in Section III of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation.

        (3 Cr – 1 lect, 2 lab)

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AUTO2352
Rear Axle/Four Wheel Drive

This course covers the theory, principles, diagnosis and repair procedures related to drivetrains. This course, along with other program courses, satisfies the task requirements set forth in Section III of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation. 

Prerequisites: AUTO 1201, AUTO 1202, AUTO 1451, or instructor approval.

(3 Cr – 1 lect, 2 lab)

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GSCL1270
Employment Search Skills

This course introduces students to a process of developing self-awareness when considering career opportunities and identifying career-related goals. Students conduct a job search, prepare a job application, resume, cover letter, a follow-up correspondence. The course includes preparation for job interviews. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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HLTH1130
AHA CPR and First Aid Certification

This course includes instruction of adult, child, and infant for rescue breathing, airway obstruction, and one and two man Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and standard first aid. Topics covered are: obstructed airway, rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, injuries (soft and hard tissue), bleeding, emergencies, splinting, and sudden illness. Students will be instructed to use breathing devices, specifically the pocket mask and the bag-valve mask. This course is certified by the American Heart Association. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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Fall Semester - Second Year

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AUTO2445
Fuel Systems II

This course covers in-depth theory, principles, diagnosis, and repair of vehicle fuel delivery and control systems.  This course, along with other program courses, satisfies the task requirements set forth in Section VIII of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation.  Prerequisites:  AUTO 1341, AUTO 1431 or instructor approval.

(4 Cr – 2 lect, 2 lab)

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AUTO2453
Automatic Transmission Theory

This course covers the theory, principles, design, diagnosis, service and repair of modern automotive automatic transmissions.  This course, along with other program courses, satisfies the task requirements set forth in Section II of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation. Prerequisites: AUTO 1201, AUTO 1202, and AUTO 1431. 

(4 Cr – 1 lect, 3 lab)

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AUTO2454
Automatic Transmission Electronics

This course covers removal and installation procedures as well as disassembly and assembly procedures for automatic transmissions. The course also covers diagnosis and repair of automatic transmissions.  This course, along with other program courses, satisfies the task requirements set forth in Section II of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation. Prerequisites: AUTO 1201, AUTO 1202, and AUTO 1431 or instructor approval.

(4 Cr – 2 lect, 2 lab)

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AUTO2460
Heating & Air Conditioning

This course covers the theory, principles, diagnosis, and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems.  Proper refrigerant recovery equipment usage is also covered. At the conclusion of this course, students are required to take the federally mandated ASC 609 exam.  This course, along with other program courses, satisfies the task requirements set forth in Section VII of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation.  Prerequisites: AUTO 1431 or instructor approval.       

(4 Cr – 1 lect, 3 lab)

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MATH1020
Technical Math I

This course covers basic mathematics and elements of algebra that will prepare students for success in their specific technical areas. Students will develop their problem solving skills and master mathematical concepts used in specific technical applications. Students will receive a grade for this course. It will not meet MnTC Mathematics and Logical Reasoning requirements for graduation. Prerequisite: A score of 56 or above on the Accuplacer Arithmetic test, a score of 51 or above on the Elementary Algebra test or Math 0540. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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Spring Semester - Second Year

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AUTO2413
Ignition System Diagnosis

This course covers theory, diagnosis, operation and repair of various ignition systems.  This course, along with other program courses, satisfies the task requirements set forth in Section VIII of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation.

Prerequisites: AUTO 1201, AUTO 1202, and AUTO 1431 or instructor approval.

(4 Cr – 1 lect, 3 lab)

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AUTO2432
Advanced Electrical/Electronics

This course covers reading and interpreting wiring diagrams and the operation and servicing techniques as they relate to the repair of exterior lighting, interior lighting, the instrument cluster, cruise control, power operated systems, keyless entry, driver memory settings, body computers, and supplemental restraint systems.  Students diagnose computer-operated charging and starting systems. This course, along with other program courses, satisfies the task requirements set forth in Section III of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation.  Prerequisites:  AUTO 1431 or instructor approval.

(4 Cr – 2 lect, 2 lab)

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AUTO2446
Drivability Diagnosis

This course covers the theory, design, operation, diagnosis and repair of the systems related vehicle drivability.  This course, along with other program courses, satisfies the task requirements set forth in Section VIII of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation. Prerequisites:  AUTO 1341, AUTO 1431, or instructor approval.

(3 Cr – 2 lect, 1 lab)

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AUTO2462
Automotive Service Technology Internship

This course is designed to provide the student a purposeful occupational experience in the automotive career field.  A training plan is created for each student in conjunction with the training site.  The advisor coordinates and monitors the progress of the internship.  One credit of internships is equal to 48 hours of career-related employment.  This internship consists of 96 hours.  The student must arrange the internship with the instructor approval.  

      (2 Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab) 

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GSCM1510
Workplace Human Relations

This course examines interpersonal relationship skills in the work environment. Students evaluate individual strengths and weaknesses and assess and learn transferable skills. This course emphasizes employment-enhancing skills that include understanding and improving relationships and communication with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, and customers. This survey course introduces concepts and methods for improvement of interpersonal relations. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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Last Updated: March 21, 2018