Automotive Technology

Associate in Science Degree - Automotive Technology [Approved January 16, 2007]

Upon completion of the specified degree, the student should be able to: 

  1. Diagnose a specific automotive malfunction; execute the appropriate corrective steps and verify the problem has been resolved. Perform general maintenance and upkeep procedures on a variety of automobiles.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to listen and engage in verbal communication through participation in discussions/ debates and oral presentations.  Demonstrate the ability to compose and create papers with correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and appropriate language, style, and format, which conform to Modern Language Association style in in-text source citations and works-cited pages.         
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills through the application of logic to the solution of a variety of problems.       
  4. Apply the scientific method by formulating a hypothesis; researching the topic; determining appropriate tests; performing tests; collecting, analyzing, and presenting data; and finally proposing new questions about the topic.            
  5. Systematically collect, organize, and present appropriate data from a variety of sources including independent research, written journals and the Internet.  Assess the validity of the data and interpret it correctly.                                
  6. Analyze mathematical problems, determine the processes necessary to solve the problems, calculate solutions and test the correctness of the proposed solutions.
  7. Demonstrate an awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities and articulate the value of aesthetics and creativity.                
  8. Analyze an individual's civic responsibilities within the context of the basic principles of American national, state, and local governments, contents of the U.S. Constitution and Amendments and the electoral process.
  9. Identify and explain cultural customs, beliefs, traditions, and lifestyles and interpret how biases, assumptions and prejudices that impact multicultural interactions may result.
  10. Design andimplement a life plan to enhance physical, mental and emotional health.    
  11. Effectively work in teams, managing time, tasks and personality differences; sharing results and analyses in order to arrive at a final collaborative product.

Certificate of Achievement  - General Mechanic [Approved January 16, 2007]

Upon completion of the specified certificate, the student should be able to: 

  1. Diagnose a specific automotive malfunction; execute the appropriate corrective steps and verify the problem has been resolved.
  2. Perform general maintenance and upkeep procedures on a variety of automobiles.

Certificate of Achievement  - Tune-Up [Approved January 16, 2007]

Upon completion of the specified certificate, the student should be able to: 

  1. Diagnose a specific automotive engine performance malfunction; execute the appropriate corrective steps and verify the problem has been resolved.
  2. Perform general maintenance and upkeep procedures on a variety of automotive engines.
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