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Automotive Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree (119-121 credits) Certificates of Proficiency Beginning Automotive Technology (37 credits, 616 contact hours) Intermediate Automotive Technology (32 credits, 638 contact hours) Advanced Automotive Technology (32 credits, 528 contact hours)

Advisors: Norm Chapman (360) 596-5224 [email protected] Bob Riggin (360) 596-5226 [email protected] Tom Witt (360) 596-5225 [email protected]

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Automotive Technology Program curriculum is certified with the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) and is designed to provide entry-level skills in the automotive mechanics field. Students learn to diagnose automotive problems in a practical hands-on shop environment, using state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair equipment. Upon completion of this program students will be qualified for a broad range of employment opportunities. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: The automotive industry employs more than 17,800 persons in the state of Washington. There is a shortage of qualified journey-level workers. Studies show many employers are reluctant to hire trainees without on-the-job or live shop experience. Job prospects are best in high population centers. Some mechanics specialize in one aspect of repair work while others become technicians or general mechanics. Car dealers, garages, service stations, industrial plants, and public agencies are potential employers. Beginning Automotive Technology Certificate leads to work in basic automotive maintenance; basic electrical; fuel systems Intermediate Automotive Technology Certificate leads to work as a Tune-up Technician or Entry-level Electrical Technician. Advanced Automotive Technology Certificate leads to work as an Air-Conditioning Technician, Electrical Technician, Chassis Technician, or Advanced Engine Performance. PROGRAM OUTCOMES: South Puget Sound Community College believes that all students need to develop a broad range of abilities that will not only make them more effective in their professional pursuits but will enhance their capacity to relate well to others in their daily lives. Therefore students who complete the program will be able to: · Demonstrate the following skills standards specific to Automotive Technology: Be proficient in the safe and proper use of automotive hand tools. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge in the use of modern shop diagnostic and repair equipment. Demonstrate the hands-on competency in the following NATEF task areas; automatic transmission/transaxle, manual drive train, steering and suspension systems, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning and engine performance. Research applicable vehicle information using computer based service manuals. Demonstrate the ability to write a vehicle work order summary containing the three "C" (complaint, cause, correction). Demonstrate the entry-level knowledge necessary to take the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) tests. · Communicate effectively. · Think logically and critically. · Evaluate and process quantitative and symbolic data. · Understand themselves in relation to others in a multicultural world. · Understand ethical responsibilities and consequences. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Based on placement testing, students enrolling in this program may need to complete basic skills and/or pre-college English, Reading, and Math. The college strongly encourages students to enroll in basic skills and pre-college courses at the beginning of their education. Often, pre-college courses are prerequisites for college-level courses that are necessary for graduation. (ENGL 097, READ 097 & MATH 090). AUTO 116 is taught concurrently with AUTO 117; AUTO 118 is taught concurrently with AUTO 119; AUTO 215 is taught concurrently with AUTO 223.

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CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS: A Beginning or Intermediate or Advanced Certificate of Proficiency in Automotive Technology will be awarded upon successful completion of the courses listed below. (ENGL 092, READ 092 & MATH 090). PROGRAM INFORMATION: Admission: Applications for admission and financial aid are available in Building 25, Office of Enrollment Services, or at http://www.spscc.ctc.edu or by calling (360) 596-5241. Students are accepted into the Automotive Technology Program every quarter. Length of Program: The Automotive Technology Program takes a minimum of two years of full-time studies for the Associate in Applied Science degree. The beginning certificate can be completed in a minimum of two quarters leading to the intermediate certificate for an additional two quarters. Completing the advanced certificate will take the student an additional two quarters. Costs: Tuition is subject to change by the state Legislature. Detailed tuition information is available in the quarterly class schedule. Tuition and fees do not include the cost of textbooks and supplies. Additional Costs: The required set of first year professional grade tools will typically cost $2,000 or more depending on the vendor. Second year purchase of professional grade tools are highly recommended before graduation and can cost up to $3,000 or more. Books will cost approximately $800 for the two-year course. Special Program Note: Students with previous automotive background or completion of high school automotive training can receive advanced placement credit for AUTO 100 and enroll directly into AUTO 111. Students who have had no previous automotive training must enroll in AUTO 100 or have instructor's permission. Students may enroll in AUTO 100 and AUTO 111 concurrently. The program is certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation. For the technician in the field, single classes may be taken for update upon instructor approval. For information during summer quarter please contact the Counseling/Career Center, (360) 596-5261. Cooperative Work Experience/Internships: Cooperative Work Experience is the internship program at South Puget Sound Community College and offers students an opportunity to receive college credit for paid or unpaid work experience related to their educational goals. This program gives students an opportunity to apply their skills while still in college. For more information or for an appointment, contact the Cooperative Work Experience/Internship office at (360) 596-5359 (Bldg 25129A) or at http://www.spscc.ctc.edu/programs/special/coop DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT: South Puget Sound Community College requires all new students seeking an Associate Degree to complete a "diversity" course which meets the college criteria for listing as a diversity course and has been approved for such listing by the college Instructional Council prior to the student enrolling in the class. OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLIANCE STATEMENT: South Puget Sound Community College's equal opportunity policy prohibits discrimination in our services and in employment against any person on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, Vietnam-era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental disability except in the case of a bona fide occupation qualification. South Puget Sound Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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AUTO 100 Introduction to Automotive 5 AUTO 111 Automotive Fuels and Electrical Systems 16 AUTO 118 Automotive Electrical/Electronics 8 AUTO 119 Automotive Fuel Systems 8 (Associate Degree students may substitute prior training or experience for AUTO 100) 37

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Core Requirements - Associate Degree, Intermediate Certificate

Intermediate Certificate Prerequisite: AUTO 111 or Automotive Placement Test AUTO 116 Automotive Brake Systems 8 AUTO 117 Steering and Suspension Systems 8 AUTO 220 Automotive Driveability and Emissions 16 32

Core Requirements - Associate Degree, Advanced Certificate

Advanced Certificate Prerequisite: AUTO 220 or Automotive Placement Test AUTO 215 Automotive Heating and Air-Conditioning 8 AUTO 221 Automotive Drive Trains 16 AUTO 223 Automotive Chassis and Accessory Circuits 8 32

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General Education Requirements - Associate Degree

Reading/Writing ENGL& 101 Speaking/Listening Computation Human Relations English Composition I Choose from General Education List (AAS/ADN) Choose from General Education List (AAS/ADN) 5 Choose from General Education List (AAS/ADN) 3-5 18-20 Placement Math English Reading Official Evaluation Prepared By: Transfer of Credit College/University Credit 5 5

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DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT: South Puget Sound Community College requires all new students seeking an Associate Degree to complete a "diversity" course which meets the college criteria for listing as a diversity course and has been approved for such listing by the college Instructional Council prior to the student enrolling in the class.

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