Program Goals

Students who successfully complete this program should be able to:

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

Automotive Technology Program Outcomes (PDF, opens in new window)