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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Automotive Technology (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering

The CAST program is cohort-based and requires department permission to enroll (Fall Start). Please contact program coordinator Christopher Murphy at 937-512-3242 or christopher.murphy@sinclair.edu for information.

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Work assignment practices that are necessary for beginning automotive service technicians. Hand tool usage, correcting wind noise and water leaks, oil changes, tire rotations and balancing, new vehicle prep, used car inspection. Eye protection and hand tools are required.

Description: Comprehension of Ohm’s law, basic electrical circuits, digital meter usage, batteries, starting and charging system operation. Diagnosis of wire harness repair procedures and service. One classroom, six lab hours per week.

Description: Engine operation, nomenclature, measurements and tolerances, including service and overhaul procedures. Cooling, lubrication and valve train systems are discussed. Basic engine machining practices are covered. Basic hand tools are required for the course.

Description: Theory and operation of hydraulic braking systems, drum brake, disc brake and power assist diagnosis and service. One classroom, six lab hours per week.

Description: Students work in the field at an approved automotive service business. The credit that is earned for the internship is applied toward degree requirements. Students prepare and submit reports online and are evaluated by the course instructor as well as their on-site supervisor.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Operation and service of fuel injection systems. Testing and evaluation of emission controls, on-board diagnostic systems and engine condition. Basic hand tools required. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: AUT 1114

Description: Steering system diagnosis and service including front and rear suspension components, wheel and tire and front and rear wheel alignment. Basic hand tools are required. One classroom, six lab hours per week.

Description: Theory and operation of automotive heating and air-conditioning systems. Includes lab activity in diagnosis, service and repair procedures. Basic hand tools required. One classroom, six lab hours per week.

Description: Students work in the field at an approved automotive service business. The credit that is earned for the internship is applied toward degree requirements. Students prepare and submit reports online and are evaluated by the course instructor as well as their on-site supervisor. Students will practice service procedures on steering and suspension, electrical systems and engines following their second semester. Twenty co-op hours per week.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Summer Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Advanced electrical/electronic system diagnosis and troubleshooting of starting and charging systems, lighting systems, dashboard instrumentation, body control and accessory circuits. SRS system operation, testing and diagnosis. AC and DC motor theory, operation and diagnosis. Schematic utilization. Diagnose serial data bus communication and module systems. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: AUT 1114

Description: Students work in the field at an approved automotive service business. The credit that is earned for the internship is applied toward degree requirements. Students prepare and submit reports online and are evaluated by the course instructor as well as their on-site supervisor. Students will practice service procedures on engine performance, manual transmissions and axles following their third semester. Twenty co-op hours per week.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description:

Use ratio and proportion to solve applications in technology; convert within and between metric and customary systems of measurement; read and interpret measurement tools and gauges; simplify algebraic expressions; solve linear equations; apply the geometry of lines, angles, and circles to technology applications.

Prerequisites: MAT 0050 and MAT 0050 or Other (Satisfactory score on math placement test) or Other (Satisfactory score on math placement test)

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

Description: This course is a broad introduction to welding with in-depth hands-on labs to include SMAW, GMAW, OAW, GTAW, and Resistance, commonly known as MIG, TIG, Ox-acetylene, and Stick (ARC) welding along with other types of metal joining options and instruction to include sheet metal layout, shearing, bending, riveting, brazing and spot welding. Welding safety, personal protection equipment, special welding tools will be taught in-depth and used by the students within the lab setting. The student will apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to achieve the end results required using blue prints, verbal instructions or a combination of both. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description:

This course provides content on light duty diesel applications in automobiles. Students will receive instruction on theory and operation, maintenance, service, repair, and diagnostic skills of diesel engines, fuel systems, exhaust systems, induction, and emission systems. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

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.