CURRICULAR GUIDE

Automotive Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0238  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

This Program prepares individuals to work in the automotive field as a
technician.  Students learn all aspects of automobile repair, diagnosis and
maintenance.  This program prepares the individual to take the State of
Michigan Mechanics Certification Tests and become licensed automotive
technicians through the Secretary of State.  State certification tests are
available at any Michigan Secretary of State Office.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

Contact the Transportation Technologies Department, Gannon Vocational-
Technical Center, Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336. 

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 47 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
AUTO 100    Auto Service I                                                   3
AUTO 110    Auto Electrical Theory                                           5
AUTO 120    Auto Drive Train                                                 3
AUTO 121    Automatic Transmissions I                                        5
AUTO 122    Automatic Transmissions II                                       3
AUTO 130    Automotive Engines                                               3
AUTO 140    Automotive Brakes                                                3
AUTO 150    Auto Steering & Suspension                                       3
AUTO 160    Auto Heat & Air Conditioning                                     3
AUTO 215    Engine Performance/Tune-Up                                       5
AUTO 225    Automotive Computers                                             5
AUTO 235    Adv Computer/ABS Brake System                                    3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 18 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below:

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             9 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Automotive Related                                       9 Credits
AUTO 133    Small Engine Repair                                              3
AUTO 141    Non-Structural Repair                                            3
AUTO 145    Introduction to Refinishing                                      5

AUTO 280    Automotive Service Laboratory                                    6
AUTO 285    Automotive Internship (See Note 2)                               3
MACH 105    Machine Tool Survey                                              3
MACH 135    Metallurgy and Heat Treat                                        4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   65

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    AUTO 285 may be repeated one time for a total of 6 credits toward this

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
AUTO 100          AUTO 121          AUTO 120          AUTO 235
AUTO 110          AUTO 160          AUTO 122          Lim.Ch.
AUTO 130          AUTO 215          AUTO 150          Lim.Ch.
AUTO 140          Lim.Ch.           AUTO 225          Lim.Ch.
WRIT 124          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.