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    Jul 19, 2018  
2012-2013 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Automotive Systems Technology Diploma (D60160)


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The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as Automotive Service Technicians. It provides an introduction to automotive careers and increases student awareness of the challenges associated with this fast and ever-changing field.

Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic course work. Emphasis is placed on theory, servicing, and operation of brakes, electrical/ electronic systems, engine performance, steering, suspension, engine repair, climate control, and manual drive-trains.

Upon completion of this curriculum, students should be prepared to take the ASE exam, and be ready for full-time employment in dealerships and repair shops in the automotive service industry.

Most courses taken in this diploma program may be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Systems Technology.

ADMISSION INFORMATION: VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE REQUIRED

Program Learning Outcomes:

Graduates should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate hands-on competence in theory, service, and operation of automotive systems.
  2. Demonstrate basic knowledge of computers.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to think critically about technical mechanical problems.
  4. Communicate effectively.
  5. Perform as a responsible professional.
  6. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Total Semester Hour Credits: 47


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