Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

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)

Industry endorsements earned

OSHA 10-General Industry; Adult First Aid with CPR; Residential Voltage Arc Flash; National Career Readiness certificate. This program also requires the graduating student to pass at least two of eight possible ASE certification tests.

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. Our program is MasterTM-certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and our instructors are certified Master Technicians by the National Institute of Automotive Services Excellence (ASE). 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. 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

AUT-611

Automotive Electricity

5

AUT-655

Automotive Advanced Electricity

5

AUT-888

Technical Lab I OR

4

AUT-100

Maintenance & Light Repair

 

MAT-715

Industrial Math I

3

 

 

20

Term 2-Spring

AUT-165

Automotive Engine Repair

5

AUT-821

Computerized Engine Controls I

5

AUT-889

Technical Lab II

4

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers OR

3

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications

 

 

 

17

Term 3-Summer

AUT-704

Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning

4

AUT-932

Internship

2

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Communications Elective

3

 

 

9

Term 4-Fall

AUT-205

Automotive Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles

5

AUT-304

Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles

4

AUT-505

Automotive Brake Systems

5

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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

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

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Humanities or History/Culture

3

 

 

18

Total program credit hours

81

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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