SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair CC

Certificate Of Completion
38 credits minimum

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Program Description

The one year Certificate of Completion in Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair program is designed to train students in both domestic and imported vehicle mechanics and repairs. It prepares students to enter into the job market as technicians skilled in maintenance and light repair facets of automotive repair.

Prospective auto technicians should be in good physical condition, have above average mechanical aptitude and hand-eye coordination and have problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this program, graduates may find employment opportunities as automotive maintenance technicians, steering and suspension and brake technicians, engine repair technicians, and automotive electrical technicians. Most technicians furnish their own hand tools.  Skills in automotive diagnosis and repair open the doors to a multitude of jobs throughout the state and nation.

Honda PACT (Professional Automotive Career Training) Program

The American Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program is available to students pursuing the Automotive Technician AAS Degree.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who complete the Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Certificate of Completion may continue on to earn the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technician, or an Entrepreneurship Emphasis, or Associate of Science Transfer Emphasis. Upon completion of the AAS or AS options students may transfer to UVU to complete their BS in the Technology Management Program or in Integrated Studies. 

Program Entry Requirements

Students may enter into this program Summer, Fall, or Spring semester. Successful completion of, or testing out of, AUTO 1010 is required before students can enroll in additional automotive courses. To be able to test out of AUTO 1010, a student must meet one of the following qualifications: 1. Completed two years of Auto classes in High School OR 2. Have at least one year of work experience as an automotive technician. If you meet one of these requirements, you may then speak with the instructor for this class, regarding the option to test out of AUTO 1010. Successful completion of AUTO 1010 is a passing grade of a C or higher for either course completion or testing out.

AUTO 1010 can be taken as concurrent enrollment in High School programs. AUTO 1010 will also be offered in the summer semester and twice during both Fall and Spring semesters.

For information on getting started, please visit www.slcc.edu/students-future

Estimated Cost for Students

Tuition per semester: www.slcc.edu/students-future/tuition-fees

Tools and Supplies: $2,000

Books: $520

Estimated Time to Completion

 If students follow the suggested schedule, time to completion is two semesters.

 

 

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

IND 1120

Math for Industry (QS)

3

F

Prereq: MATH 0900 w/C grade or better.

OR  

 

 

 

MATH 1010

Intermediate Algebra (QS)

4

A

Prereq: RDG 0900; and within the last year, MATH 0990 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

Any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1010

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1020

Public Speaking

3

A

   OR

Any Approved CM Class

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

LE 1220

Human Relations

3

A

   OR

Any Approved HR Class

2-3

NOTE:  Additional General Education courses are required for students who choose to continue on to the AAS or AS degrees.  Additional requirements include English Composition and courses in the Gen Ed Distribution Areas.  For course selection, see the School of Technical Specialties Academic Advisor.

 

Required Courses: (30 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

AUTO 1010

Maint & Lt Repair Fun

6

A

 

AUTO 1150

Auto Electr & Electronics

6

F, Sp

AUTO 1010 w/C grade or better

AUTO 1250

Auto Engine Repair

6

F, Sp

AUTO 1010 w/C grade or better

AUTO 1350

Auto Braking Syst

6

F, Sp

AUTO 1010 w/C grade or better

AUTO 1450

Auto Susp and Steering

6

F, Sp

AUTO 1010 w/C grade or better

NOTE:  A passing grade for all required AUTO courses is a C or higher.

Sample Schedule

Summer Semester

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

AUTO 1010

6

AUTO 1150

6

AUTO 1350

6

AUTO 1250

6

AUTO 1450

6

CM

3

IND 1120

3

 

 

HR

2-3

Total

6

Total

15

Total

17-18

 

Advising Notes

It is the students responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at 801-957-4550.

Currently the Automotive Technician program offers day and evening classes.

SkillsUSA

All students enrolled in the program are encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA. This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, social, and employability skills. For more information, please visit the SLCC SkillsUSA homepage or the Utah SkillsUSA Chapter website.

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically and Creatively
  5. Civic Engagement
  6. Work Professionally and Constructively
  7. Develop Computer and Information Literacy
  • Completers will obtain Automotive Engine Repair entry level employment skills in accordance with NATEF standards.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

  • Completers will obtain Automotive Suspension and Steering entry level employment skills in accordance with NATEF standards. 

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

  • Completers will obtain Automotive Brakes entry level employment skills in accordance with NATEF standards.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

  • Completers will obtain Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems entry level employment skills in accordance with NATEF standards.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

Department Contact Info

Technical Specialties Division

Miller Campus
Miller Automotive Training Center (MATC) 203

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-5231

Automotive Technology Department

Academic Advisor
Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 282
801-957-4550

Program Faculty

Assistant Professors
Vince Badger
Brett Baird

Instructors
Norman Brown
Jon Longo
Dennis O’Rielly
Ed White