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Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Systems Technology, A.A.S. (A60160)

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Courses required to meet graduation requirements are offered during day and evening hours. Minimum time for completion: Day - five semesters full-time attendance: Evening - will vary according to semester load of student (usually seven to nine semesters). The Associate of Applied Science degree or Diploma is awarded to graduates in this curriculum.

Curriculums in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare individuals for employment as entrylevel transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.

Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.

Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry. 

Automotive Systems Technology: A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems.

General Education Courses:

Humanities/Fine Arts:

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Work-Based Learning Option:

Qualified students may elect to take up to 7 credit hours of Work-Based Learning in place of AUT 113 AUT 116A , AUT 141A , AUT 151A , AUT 163A , AUT 181A , AUT 221A , or AUT 231A .

Total Credit Hours Required: 71

Developmental Course Requirements:

Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, mathematics, and computers. Please  refer to the Course Descriptions section for prerequisite course information.

Students who elect to take (MAT 110) from above:

Students who elect to take (MAT 143) from above:

Suggested Program Sequence:

Fall – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 10 | Lab 19 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 17

Spring – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 7 | Lab 24 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 15

Summer – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 5 | Lab 2 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 6

Fall – 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 9 | Lab 12 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 14

Spring – 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 8 | Lab 15 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 13

Total Hours: Class 6 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 6

Grand Total Hours: Class 45 | Lab 72 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 71

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