General Auto Technology
Degrees and certificates are available to meet the needs of students just starting their careers as well as for experienced technicians returning for additional training or education.
This program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in the automotive repair industry and to serve the continuing education needs of the automotive technician working in the field. It provides instruction in the general theory and operations of current automotive products with a strong focus on safety and is not manufacturer specific.
Courses cover topics such as automotive engines, brakes, and electronic controls. Students earn while they learn through the Cooperative Education in Automotive Mechanics course (AUT197/297), paid work assignment in an automotive shop.
This program is a two semester program with a focus on key automotive topics: welding, brake systems, automotive engines, and control systems. It is designed to prepare individuals for employment in the automotive services industry.
Students gain experience in the maintenance and repair of a wide verity of automobiles, as well as light to medium duty trucks. Students receive instruction in the basic skills and hands-on experience to apply to practical everyday shop situations.
With increasing sophistication of 21st century automotive technology, technicians must keep their diagnostic and repair skills in tune with the latest electronic and safety components, fuel efficient engines (hybrids), and power management systems. This advanced automotive technology program prepares the student for repairing and servicing alternative fueled vehicles.