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C.A.S Automotive Technology

C.A.S Automotive Technology

Why Automotive Technology?

This (40 credit) plan of study provides students with the skills necessary for employment in the field of auto mechanics. At the conclusion of the one-year certificate, graduates may be employed as automotive service technicians or mechanics. They could also find employment in the retail/wholesale parts business. The median income for this field is $35,790 per the US Department of Labor. This program has an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified instructor.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Test parts and systems to ensure that they are working properly;
  • Identify mechanical problems, often by using computerized diagnostic equipment;
  • Follow checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined;
  • Test and lubricate the vehicle’s engine and other major components;
  • Perform basic care and maintenance, including oil changes, tune-ups, and tire rotations;
  • Disassemble and reassemble parts;
  • Repair or replace worn parts, such as brake pads and wheel bearings;
  • Use testing equipment to ensure that repairs and maintenance are effective;
  • Explain to clients their automotive problems and the repairs done on their vehicles.

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C.A.S Heavy EquipmentA.A. General StudiesA.S. General Studies



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Total Credits for Program Completion: 40

  First Year - Fall Semester     21 Credits Credits
Automotive Brakes2
Automotive Brakes Lab2
Automotive Electrical Systems2
Automotive Electrical Systems Lab2
Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning3
Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Lab1
Automotive Steering & Suspension2
Automotive Steering & Suspension Lab2
Elementary Technical Writing2
Technical Mathematics3
  First Year - Spring Semester     19 Credits Credits
Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles1
Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles Lab2
Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles2
Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles Lab2
Automotive Engine Repair2
Automotive Engine Repair Lab2
Automotive Diagnostics and Tune Up3
Automotive Diagnostics and Tune Up Lab2
Introduction to Public Speaking3
OR
Interpersonal Communication(3)

Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.