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Sinclair College

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

Degree: One-year Technical Certificate
Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering

Automotive Technology classes are typically offered ONLY during the 8 week terms (A/B)

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.

Notes: A-Term

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.

Notes: A-Term

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.

Notes: B-Term

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.

Notes: B-Term

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Theory and operation of clutch, manual transmission and transaxle, rear axle, limited slip differential, drive shaft, universal joint, four- wheel drive/all-wheel drive, diagnosis and repair. Basic hand tools required. One classroom, six lab hours per week.

Notes: A-Term

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.

Notes: A-Term

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.

Notes: B-Term

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.

Notes: B-Term

Prerequisites: AUT 1114

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

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.