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Automotive Technician

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Automotive Students

Automotive Students
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Automotive Students

Automotive Students
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Automotive Students

Automotive Students
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Automotive Students

Automotive Students
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Automotive Students

Automotive Students
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Automotive Students

Automotive Students
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Automotive Students

Automotive Students
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Automotive Students

Automotive Students
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Automotive Students

Automotive Students
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Automotive Students

Automotive Students

AT accommodates both full and part-time students. Our instructors bring real life experience to the classroom and share the same passion for the automobile as you do.

You will be taught using the most modern equipment, from Hunter, Snap-On, MAC, OTC and many more.

Our curriculum is constantly updating to stay current with the latest developments from all the O.E.M.'s and manufacturers of aftermarket equipment.

Your career

No matter what happens in the economy, you will still see vehicles on the road. What does this mean for you?

As a trained automotive technician with the right skills you will always be in demand. With the right training, you will find yourself in a financially and emotionally rewarding career.

In addition to your future stability, you'll also enjoy the day-to-day satisfaction of working with your hands. If you don't mind getting a little dirt and grease under your nails from time to time, this might be just the job field you've been waiting for.

Earn an Associate Degree, Certificate or take a Course or two

Degree Programs

Certificate Programs

Courses


ATP*H100
Integrated Automotive Systems
3 Credits

This is an introductory course for the Automotive Technician providing the theory for a foundation in the field. Emphasis will be on basic automotive service procedures and the inter-relationship of the various automotive systems. Shop safety, proper care and use of tools are included. Two-hour lecture and two and one-half hours laboratory weekly.

ATP*H110
Automotive Electrical Systems
3 Credits

Corequisite: MAT*H095 or satisfactory completion of College placement test or with permission of the Coordinator. The study of electrical theory and nomenclature along with applications of electrical/electronic systems. To include, but is not limited to: starting, charging, lighting, wiring, accessories, diagnosis and repairs. Two-hour lecture and two and one-half hours laboratory weekly.

ATP*H120
Engine Repair
3 Credits

Corequisite: ATP*H100 or with permission of the Coordinator. Diagnosis of automotive engines and their lubrication and cooling systems. Included is engine construction, operation along with disassembly and assembly techniques. Two-hour lecture and two and one-half hours laboratory weekly.

ATP*H130
Brakes
3 Credits

Corequisite: ATP*H100 or with permission of the Coordinator. Covers the maintenance, diagnosis and repair procedures of disc and/or drum brake systems including ABS (antilock brakes) along with their mechanical, hydraulic and electrical components. Two-hour lecture and two and one-half hours laboratory weekly.

ATP*H140
Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
3 Credits

Corequisite: ATP*H100 or with permission of the Coordinator. Theory-related instruction of the automotive heating and air conditioning systems. Emphasis is placed on basic refrigerant cycles, heat transfer, trouble shooting, and diagnosis of both refrigerant and electronic control systems. Two-hour lecture and two and one-half hours laboratory weekly.

ATP*H150
Suspension and Steering
3 Credits

Corequisite: ATP*H100 or with permission of the Coordinator. The diagnosis and repair of steering and suspension systems and their inter-relationship to wheel alignment. The course includes a thorough knowledge of wheel and tire maintenance. Two-hour lecture and two and one-half hours laboratory weekly.

ATP*H185
Automotive Service and Parts Department Management
2 Credits

Prerequisite: ATP*H100 or with the permission of Coordinator. Topics in this course include marketing techniques, financial analysis, personnel management, work scheduling and distribution, and use of pricing manuals. An in-depth study of parts numbering, storage, cataloging, retrieval, ordering, and stocking management techniques will be discussed. Two lecture hours weekly.

ATP*H190
Metallurgy/Welding
2 Credits

In the automotive field, the use of the oxyacetylene torch and the mig welder is common place. Automotive technicians need to be able to use the processes of welding and brazing, etc. safely and skillfully. This course offers both theory and a practical lab section so students will be both skilled and knowledgeable in all the welding technology covered. One-hour lecture and two hours of laboratory weekly.

ATP*H210
Engine Performance
3 Credits

Prerequisite: ATP*H110 or with permission of the Coordinator. Fuel theory and nomenclature necessary to service and repair computerized automotive fuel systems. This includes but is not limited to computer controls, ignition, fuel, exhaust and emission systems and their maintenance, diagnosis, adjustments and repair. Two hours lecture and two and one-half hours laboratory weekly.

ATP*H220
Automotive Emissions
3 Credits

Prerequisite: ATP*H210 or with permission of the Coordinator. This is a continuation of ATP*H210, emphasizing practical application on the cause and effect of HC, CO, and NOx emissions. This includes various systems diagnosis, containing but not limited to, general powertrain, computerized powertrain controls, fuel and air induction, emissions control, and I/M failure.Two-hour lecture and two and one-half hours laboratory weekly.

ATP*H261
Manual Drive Train and Axles
2 Credits

Corequisite: ATP*H100 or with permission of the Coordinator. The diagnosis and repair of manual drive transmissions and transaxles. This includes clutches, drive (half) shaft, and universal joints along with rear axle and four wheel drive components. One-hour lecture two hours lab weekly.

ATP*H262
Automatic Transmission and Transaxle I
2 Credits

Corequisite: ATP*H100 or with permission of the Coordinator. The operation, diagnosis and maintenance of automatic transmission and transaxles to include in-vehicle and off-vehicle adjustments and repair. One-hour lecture and two hours lab weekly.

ATP*H270
Introduction to Diesel Mechanics
3 Credits

Coerequisites: ATP*H100 or with permission of Coordinator. The course introduces the diesel engine, its capabilities, operations, and its unique engine fuel delivery systems. Two-hour lecture and two and one-half hours of laboratory weekly.

ATP*H280
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fundamentals
2 Credits

This course is designed to prepare automotive technicians, dealers, and repairers to take the ASE Alternative Fuel Vehicle Certification examinations. It covers fundamental procedures, operations, safety, regulations and inspection of Alternative Fuel Vehicles. One-hour lecture and two hours of laboratory weekly.

ATP*H290
Cooperative Work Experience I
3 Credits

Prerequisites: ATP*H100, 110, 120, 130, 150, ENG*H101, minimum 30 credits of course work completed and a 2.5 GPA, or with permission of Coordinator. This required course is designed to bridge the gap between academic theory and practical work experience. It consists of a minimum 250-hour Cooperative Work Experience

ATP*H291
Cooperative Work Experience II
3 Credits

Prerequisites: ATP*H290 and a minimum of 40 credits of course work completed and a 2.5 GPA, or with permission of Coordinator. This required course is designed to bridge the gap between academic theory and practical work experience. It consists of a minimum 250-hour Cooperative Work Experience.

Did You Know?

 

The Automotive Technician program at NVCC is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

When you complete the program, you are ready to take the ASE certification test.