Automotive Technology AUT.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 65 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Automotive Technology
Effective as of Fall 2016

 

The Comprehensive Automotive Service Technology (CAST) program is geared towards getting students internships at independent repair facilities and dealerships as entry level technicians. Students will attend Monday thru Friday morning classes with the availability to work in the afternoon and evenings!

Candidates for the comprehensive cohort program are selected by review of placement testing conducted at Sinclair Community College and/or past experience and personal interview with the comprehensive coordinator. Applicants should be prepared to create a resume, sign a FERPA release form, and work at least 20 hours per week in an approved automotive service shop.

Learn while you earn!

Students enrolled in the Automotive Technology program can gain valuable hands-on experience through the school's paid co-op internship program while achieving college credit for practical work experience.

 

Questions? Contact us!

For any questions regarding the enrollment process or about this program, please contact the CAST Coordinator, Chris Murphy at 937-512-3172 or by emailing christopher.murphy@sinclair.edu.

What is the program about?

The Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology provides training for students aspiring to become automotive technicians. Training in automotive management and business operations is a component of the program. To earn the associate degree students must participate in a capstone course offered only during the day or complete four paid internship courses with an automotive service facility.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply effective customer communication skills in an automotive service environment. Apply good management skills in operating an automotive service business. Develop and analyze an automotive business facility layout. Demonstrate business computer skills.
  • Apply effective customer communication skills in an automotive service environment. Apply good Utilize safety and environmental skills in applying automotive service practices.
  • Diagnose fuel injection, delivery and emission control system problems. Utilize scan tools, scopes, DVOM meters and other test equipment in troubleshooting engine and Diagnose and repair automatic transmission/transaxle systems, torque converters and 4-wheel drive/all-wheel drive systems.
  • Diagnose fuel injection, delivery and emission control system problems. Utilize scan tools, scopes, DVOM meters and other test equipment in troubleshooting engine and drivability problems.
  • Apply effective customer communication skills in an automotive service environment. Apply good Demonstrate analytical and logical thinking skills in diagnosing mechanical and practical applied problems or projects activities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of social and human skill sets in supporting community, work and/or the college experience.
  • Diagnose fuel injection, delivery and emission control system problems. Diagnose/repair brake, anti-lock and power booster systems. Diagnose/repair suspension and steering components. Perform vehicle alignments.
  • Diagnose fuel injection, delivery and emission control system problems. Diagnose and repair heating and air conditioning systems including automatic climate-control systems.
  • Diagnose fuel injection, delivery and emission control system problems. Diagnose automotive electrical and accessory system problems. Utilize DVOM meters, scopes and other electrical testing equipment to troubleshoot battery, charging and hybrid propulsion systems.
  • Diagnose fuel injection, delivery and emission control system problems. Utilize scan tools, scopes, DVOM meters and other test equipment in troubleshooting engine and Diagnose and repair manual transmission systems, drivelines and differentials.
  • Perform entry-level engine overhaul, precision measurements; perform machining and engine mechanical service.

Transferability

Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.

Credentials

The automotive program prepares students to take the automotive ASE tests, which are required to be a certified technician.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
Ohio Transfer Module: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
Automotive Elective 2
AUT 1102 Introduction to Automotive Service 2
AUT 1108 Automotive Engine Systems 4
AUT 1114 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems I 3
AUT 1115 Automotive Engine Performance I 4
AUT 1116 Automotive Steering & Suspension Systems 3
AUT 1142 Automotive Manual Transmission & Driveline 3
AUT 1146 Automotive Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems 3
AUT 1165 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AUT 2214 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems II 4
AUT 2215 Automotive Engine Performance II 4
AUT 2241 Automatic Transmission Systems 4
CAM 1109 Fundamentals of Tooling & Machining 3
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1110 Math for Technologists 3
(AUT 2250 OR AUT 1170 AND AUT 1171 AND AUT 1172 AND AUT 1173) 8
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule

Program Accreditation Information

The Sinclair Automotive Technology program is master certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF was founded as an independent, nonprofit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry. Since 1983, the NATEF process has resulted in certified automotive training programs in all 50 states at the secondary and post-secondary levels.


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.