Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Automotive Technology

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time

Fall

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters, 1 summer)

Diploma option available. See advisor for more information.

Certifications

A1-A8, L1, ASE certifications

The Automotive Technology program provides entry-level skills and knowledge for students who want to work in the automotive technology field. The curriculum emphasizes automotive electronics and features courses in body electrical, engine electrical and computerized fuel delivery systems. Kirkwood is designated as one of only 45 Toyota T-TEN (Technical Training and Education Network) schools in the nation and the only such school in Iowa. This program is MasterTM-certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and the National Institute of Automotive Services Excellence certifies our instructors Master Technicians. Kirkwood is an authorized Snap-On Certified Training Center. After you complete the Snap-On Diagnostic products training and pass the rigorous test, you are considered a power user of Snap-On diagnostic tools, with an efficiency of 90-100 percent. Achieve master status (top 10 percent nationwide) and be one of the most sought after technicians in the field.

Career opportunities: auto dealerships, franchised auto centers, independent repair facilities, specialty service shops, auto sales and support, fleet maintenance.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

AUT-104

Introduction to Automotive Technology

3

AUT-603

Basic Automotive Electricity

3

AUT-655

Automotive Advanced Electricity

5

AUT-888

Technical Lab I

4

MAT-715

Industrial Math I

3

 

 

18

Second Semester (Spring)

AUT-821

Computerized Engine Controls I

6

AUT-822

Computerized Engine Controls II

6

AUT-889

Technical Lab II

4

 

 

16

Summer Term

AUT-703

Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

3

AUT-720

Automotive Health and Safety Certificate

1

AUT-932

Internship

2

WEL-270

Automotive Welding Principles

1

WEL-331

Welding Fundamentals

2

 

 

9

Third Semester (Fall)

AUT-205

Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles

5

AUT-303

Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles

3

AUT-503

Automotive Brake Systems

3

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers or

3

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications

 

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Communication elective

3

 

 

17

Fourth Semester (Spring)

AUT-165

Automotive Engine Repair

5

AUT-620

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fundamentals

2

AUT-403

Automotive Suspension and Steering

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

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Humanities

3

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Communication elective

3

 

 

19

Total program credit hours

79

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