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Automotive Tech (ATC) Certificate

This curriculum prepares students for employment as automotive technicians. Through classroom study of automotive principles combined with hands-on experience, students learn about design, function, diagnosis and proper repair procedures for all major systems related to the automobile. It also prepares students for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams. Students are encouraged to take specific ASE exams upon completion of related courses. Successful completion of these exams certifies the student as a Master Automobile Technician. This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

Requirements

First Semester

ATM 101Automotive Engine Design

5

ATM 104Automotive Brakes

3

ATM 120Basic Vehicle Mechanics

3

Total Credit Hours:11

Second Semester

ATM 102Fuel Sys and Emission Controls

3

ATM 105Automatic Transmissions

4

ATM 122Automotive Air Conditioning

3

Automotive Elective

2

Total Credit Hours:12

Third Semester

ATM 201Manual Trans and Transaxles

3

ATM 202Automotive Electrical Systems

4

ATM 208Automotive Computer Systems

3

ATM 220Automotive Service I

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Fourth Semester

ATM 203Engine Performance

5

ATM 204Advanced Elec Syst & Accessori

3

ATM 206Steering and Suspension

3

ATM 221Automotive Service II

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 50