AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS AUM 47.0604 (Certificate)
Program Description: Automotive technicians should be able to diagnose problems, repair and/or replace defective components including electrical systems and other electrical units, perform preventative maintenance, and complete safety inspection to factory specifications. Accreditation: The instruction, course of study, facilities, and equipment of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College Automotive Program have been evaluated by the ASE Education Foundation and meets the standards of quality for the training of automotive technicians in the following areas: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension and Steering, Automotive Transmission & Transaxle, Engine Repair, Heating & Air Conditioning, and Manual Drive train and Axels.
ASE Education Foundation 1503 Edwards Ferry Rd, NE, Suite 401 Leesburg, VA 20176 www.aseeducation.org
Job Opportunities: Jobs in the automotive industry are unlimited. Technicians may work in new car dealerships, independent garages, chain store repair shops, automotive machine shops; parts supply companies, service stations and other jobs that require mechanical knowledge. Admission Requirements: High School diploma, GED, or demonstrated ability to benefit.
Program-level Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the Automotive Mechanics Program, students will be able to:
1. Students will apply safe and effective practices in a shop environment. 2. Students will apply electrical principles to the diagnosis and repair of automobiles.
3. Students will diagnose common automobile problems. 4. Students will repair common automobile problems.
Typical Student Load and Courses by Semester
Note: This is a sample course sequence. Courses scheduled each semester may vary according to student progress and the need for developmental classes. * Important Note for students and advisors: High school graduates (including students with a GED) may substitute ORI 101 Orientation for ORT 111 Orientation and SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication for SPC 103 Oral Communication Skills. High school graduates in certificate programs may wish to pursue an associate degree or higher at a later time and should note that ORI 101 and SPH 106 are associate degree eligible transfer courses while ORT 111 and SPC 103 are not. High school graduates scoring into higher level mathematics or English classes on the placement exam may substitute the higher level classes for MAH 101 Introductory Mathematics I and COM 100 Introductory Technical English I which are not transferrable courses.
2022-23 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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