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Program Goals

Students who successfully complete this program should be able to:

  • Provide fundamentals of basic engine principles, operations, and maintenance.
  • Provide knowledge of principles, operation, diagnosis, and service of disc brakes, drum brakes, and ABS systems.
  • Provide knowledge of principles, operation, diagnosis, and service of steering and suspension systems and alignments.
  • Provide knowledge of principles, operations, diagnosis, and service of automotive electrical systems, and wiring diagrams.
  • Provide knowledge of principles, operations, diagnosis, and service of engine performance problems with diagnostic equipment such as scanners and analyzers.
  • Demonstrate shop procedures and repair procedures with the correct tools and equipment in a safe, environmentally friendly manner.
  • Provide training to develop mathematical, along with oral and written communication skills to problem solve effectively in an automotive repair shop.
  • Provide knowledge of principles, operation, diagnoses and service of heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Provide knowledge of principles, operation, diagnoses and service of automatic transmissions and transaxles.

Automotive Technology Program Outcomes (PDF)