Automotive Technology

PROGRAM OUTCOMES 

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to: 

  • Apply language arts and communications skills related to the occupation, including but not limited to reading, writing, and oral communication 
  • Perform mathematics related to the occupation, including but not limited to algebra, arithmetic, decimals, and graphs 
  • Use scientific methods and critical thinking to solve problems related to the occupation, including but not limited to resume preparation, seeking employment, maintaining a safe and healthy workplace environment, demonstrating workplace ethics, and teamwork 
  • Demonstrate workplace skills related to the occupation, including but not limited to resume preparation, seeking employment, maintaining a safe and healthy workplace environment, demonstrating workplace ethics, and teamwork 
  • Apply knowledge of theory and safety to accomplish certain tasks related to the occupation Identify and use appropriate tools, testing, and measurement equipment to accomplish certain tasks related to the occupation 
  • Use current reference and training materials from accepted industry publications and standards to accomplish certain tasks related to the occupation 
  • Make general engine diagnoses of and repairs on, among other components, the engine’s cylinder heads, valve train, block, lubrication, and cooling system 
  • Maintain, adjust, diagnose, and repair transmissions and transaxles 
  • Diagnose, service, adjust, align, and repair suspension and steering systems (including wheel and tire) 
  • Perform general maintenance, adjustments, diagnoses, and repairs on disc and/or drum brake system hydraulics, power assists, and ABS (antilock brakes) 
  • Perform general maintenance, adjustment diagnosis, and repair on electric/electronic systems, including but not limited to starting, charging, lighting, wiring, and accessories 
  • Perform general maintenance, adjustment, diagnosis, and repair on heating and air conditioning systems and components 
  • Perform general maintenance, diagnosis, adjustments, and repair on engine performance factors, including but not limited to computer controls, ignition, fuel exhaust, and emissions systems 
  • Apply knowledge of computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, graphs, and other software related to the occupation