Campus Location: Peosta
Program Entry: Fall
In this age of rapidly changing technology, the automotive repair field demands personnel who are trained in the latest methods of diagnosis and repair. If you are mechanically inclined and willing to learn the necessary skills, you will find many opportunities in the automotive field. Instruction is provided in the basic skills as well as on modern, up-to-date diagnostic equipment.
After completing the necessary course work, you should be prepared to take exams to receive certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in the following areas: automatic transmission/transaxle, brakes, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering.
|AUT:102||Intro to Automotive Technology||1.0|
|AUT:164||Automotive Engine Repair**||4.0|
|AUT:503||Automotive Brake Systems**||3.0|
|AUT:616||Automotive Electrical Systems**||6.0|
|SDV:135||Job Seeking Skills||1.0|
|AUT:248||Automotive Drive Trains**||4.5|
|AUT:404||Automotive Suspension and Steering**||4.0|
|AUT:704||Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning**||4.0|
|AUT:809||Automotive Engine Performance**||8.0|
Math Electives: MAT:041, MAT:053, MAT:063, MAT:102, MAT:744, transfer-level MAT
Communication Electives: COM:020, COM:723, ENG:013, ENG:021, ENG:105
Computer Electives: BCA:112, BCA:212, SDV:200
Note: Prior to completion of Term 1, program students are required to provide their program faculty with a copy of their First Aid/CPR certification.
**Certification/Licensure: Completion of these courses prepares students to take an exam to receive ASE Certification.
Mechanics are automotive experts that must understand every detail of every automotive part, how the parts work together and be able to troubleshoot engine problems. Technicians today also must understand electronics. Mechanics must pay attention to the details to determine when an electronic malfunction is responsible for a problem.
Automobile technicians need to keep up-to-date with technology by reading service and repair manuals, shop bulletins and other auto publications. They may attend training programs given by manufacturers or take exams to keep their credentials current.
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Automotive Mechanic Instructor
800.728.7367, ext. 237