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Automotive Technology

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The Automotive Technology program at LRCC consist of a series of courses emphasizing service, diagnosis, and repair of today’s complex automobiles and their integrated systems. Successful graduates will receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technology which will open doors to numerous opportunities for higher skills jobs, including automotive technician in an independent shop or a franchise shop; parts person; service advisor; service management, ownership, and possible pathways to teaching.

Evening and Saturday hours make this program a convenient option for those individuals already working in the field, who want to improve their understanding and skills, or have the desire to prepare for Automotive Service Excellence (ACE) Certification testing.  The courses are a combination of classroom theory and invaluable hands-on lab experience. The classes are taught by Master Certified Technicians with many years of experience solving the technical concerns related to engine performance, emissions, drive train, steering, suspension and braking systems, audio systems and HVAC.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

 

First Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
AUTO1200L Introduction to Automotive Service 2 4 3
AUTO1360L Suspension and Steering 3 7 4
AUTO1320L Electrical/Electronics I 3 5 4
ENGL1200L College Composition 3 0 3
ESNT1200L  College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 12 14 15
 

First Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
AUTO1330L Electrical/Electronics II 3 5 4
AUTO1340L Braking Systems 3 4 4
ENGL1220L Technical Communications 3 0 3
  Mathematics Elective 3 0 3
  Total 12 9 14
 

First Year
Summer Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
AUTO1350L Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning 3 7 4
AUTO1300L Engine Mechanical 3 5 4
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total 9 14 11
 

Second Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
AUTO2400L Manual Drive Train 3 4 4
AUTO2450L Engine Performance I 3 5 4
  Science Elective 3 0 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total 12 9 14
 

Second Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
AUTO2550L Engine Performance II 3 5 4
AUTO2650L Automatic Transmission and Transaxles 3 6 4
AUTO2700L Advanced Technology Systems 3 0 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective 3 0 3
  Total 12 11 14

Total Credits: 68

ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
AUTO1200L Introduction to Automotive Services 2 4 3
AUTO1300L Engine Mechanical 3 5 4
AUTO1320L Electrical/Electronics I 3 5 4
AUTO1330L  Electrical/Electronics II 3 5 4
AUTO1340L Braking Systems 3 4 4
AUTO1350L HVAC 3 7 4
AUTO1360L Suspension and Steering 3 7 4
AUTO2400L Manual Drive Train 3 4 4
AUTO2450L Engine Performance I 3 5 4
AUTO2550L Engine Performance II 3 5 4
AUTO2650L Automatic Transmission and Transaxles 3 6 4
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 19 27 28

Total Credits: 28

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