Automotive Technology

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

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 (5 terms including 1 summer)

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. 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 SnapOn Certified Training Center. After you complete the SnapOn Diagnostic products training and pass the rigorous test, you are considered a power user of SnapOn 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.

This program requires the National Career Readiness Certificate, OSHA 10-General Industry, Residential Voltage Arc Flash, and Adult First Aid with CPR.

A tool set is required for this program.

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

Term 1-Fall

AUT-104

Introduction to Automotive Technology

3

MAT-715

Industrial Math I

3

AUT-888

Technical Lab I OR

4

AUT-100

Maintenance & Light Repair

 

AUT-611

Automotive Electricity

5

AUT-655

Automotive Advanced Electricity

5

 

 

20

Term 2-Spring

AUT-821

Computerized Engine Controls I

5

AUT-889

Technical Lab II

4

AUT-165

Automotive Engine Repair

5

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications OR

2

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

 

 

 

16

Term 3-Summer

AUT-704

Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning

4

AUT-932

Internship

2

-------

Communications Elective

3

 

 

9

Term 4-Fall

AUT-205

Automotive Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles

5

AUT-505

Automotive Brake Systems

5

AUT-304

Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles

4

-------

Communications Elective*

3

 

 

17

Term 5-Spring

AUT-404

Automotive Suspension & Steering

4

AUT-621

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fundamentals

3

AUT-822

Computerized Engine Controls II

5

-------

Humanities or History/Culture Course

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

 

 

18

Total program credit hours

80

Optional

AUT-928

Independent Study

1

AUT-924

Honors Project

1

Tool Requirements: Students in the Auto Technology program are required to have a tool set for lab activities. Instructors provide students with a list of minimum requirements. The cost of tools and toolbox is approximately $6,700 and payment plans can be arranged with the financial aid office.

*Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should consider substituting some or all of the following courses into the curriculum:

ENG-105 Composition 1 AND
ENG-108 Comp II: Technical Writing OR
ENG-106 Composition
FOR ------ Communications Electives

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