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Automotive Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science Degree with 84 total credit hours
    • 20 credits of general education required
  • Diploma in Automotive Technology with 70 total credit hours
    • 2.0 GPA required to successfully complete diploma requirements
  • Certificate with 38 total credit hours completed in two semesters
  • Offered at Devils Lake Campus
  • Eligible for Financial Aid
 

Program Description 

Automotive Technology has become an industry driven by science and technology. The Automotive Technology program at Lake Region State College is nationally certified by NATEF (National Automotive Education Foundation), which ensures that instruction is provided by qualified faculty, with proper tools and equipment and up-to-date curriculum. Technicians are trained in the latest testing equipment and special tools needed to repair all types of automobiles.

The Automotive Technology program at Lake Region State College is student-centered with both classroom lectures and hands-on experiences. Our graduates leave as highly qualified and motivated individuals that work in a variety of fields in the automotive industry including automotive dealerships, independent shops and service centers. The Certificate and Diploma are offered under a competency based career and technical education format which provides self-paced, individualized instruction.

Curriculum is structured to include training in the eight areas of skills as stated by the National Institution for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Voluntary certification testing with ASE upon completion of the program is strongly encouraged. Clickherefor more information about ASE testing.

Course Overview

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

AUTO 111 Engine Fundamentals 6
AUTO 112 Engine Overhaul 6
AUTO 148 Suspension and Steering 4
AUTO 158 Brakes 4
AUTO 161 Electronics 3
AUTO 162 Electrical Systems 6
AUTO 181 Fuel Systems 3
AUTO 182 Computer Controls 3
AUTO 208 Hybrid and Light Duty Diesel 4
AUTO 221 Auto Transmission Fundamentals 4
AUTO 222 Auto Transmission Diagnostic and Repair 4
AUTO 238 Manual Drivelines 6
AUTO 278 Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AUTO 288 Engine Performance II 6
ENGL 105 Technical Communications 3
TECH 238 Basic Welding 2
*General Education Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 6
*General Education English and Communications 3
*General Education Math, Science and Computer Science 6
*General Education Physical Education (HPER) 2
TOTAL CREDITS
84

 

Diploma

AUTO 111 Engine Fundamentals 6
AUTO 112 Engine Overhaul 6
AUTO 148 Suspension and Steering 4
AUTO 158 Brakes 4
AUTO 161 Electronics 3
AUTO 162 Electrical Systems 6
AUTO 181 Fuel Systems 3
AUTO 182 Computer Controls 3
AUTO 208 Hybrid and Light Duty Diesel 4
AUTO 221 Auto Transmission Fundamentals 4
AUTO 222 Auto Transmission
Diagnostic and Repair
4
AUTO 238 Manual Drivelines 6
AUTO 278 Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AUTO 288 Engine Performance II 6
ENGL 105 Technical Communications 3
MATH 100 Or higher 3
TECH 238 Basic Welding 2
TOTAL CREDITS 70

Certificate

AUTO 111 Engine Fundamentals 6
AUTO 112 Engine Overhaul 6
AUTO 148 Suspension and Steering 4
AUTO 158 Brakes 4
AUTO 161 Electronics 3
AUTO 162 Electrical Systems 6
AUTO 181 Fuel Systems 3
AUTO 182 Computer Controls 3
MATH 100 Or higher 3
TOTAL CREDITS 38

How do I become an ASE Certified Technician?
There are a variety of certification tests from engine repair to brakes to engine performance.  To become ASE-certified, you must pass an ASE test and have at least two years of relevant full-time hands-on work experience in the motor vehicle service industry. You can substitute one year of experience by successfully completing the AAS in Automotive Technology or Diploma in Automotive Technology.

What kind of day will I have in the Automotive Program?
As an automotive technology student, you will spend a majority of your time working on real life projects. Your typical 6 hours day would include one to two hours of instruction in the classroom and the remainder spent in the shop.

Are there any advanced classes?
You can customize your education! Our program is built to include flexibility that allows you to learn at your own pace. By working with your instructors and choosing special topics courses that allow you to work on the projects that interest you!

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