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Automotive Technician (BP/EP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Automotive Mechanics Technician diploma prepares the student in all areas of the automobile and light truck for service, diagnosis and repair at an entry level. An automotive technician will diagnose, determine condition, estimate cost of repair and replace or repair various components in engines, powertrains, suspensions, brakes, electrical systems, fuel systems, emission controls and computer controlled systems.

Award Outcomes

Evaluate scan tool readings.

Evaluate vehicle suspension systems.

Evaluate engine condition using precision instruments.

Interpret wiring diagrams.

Perform digital multimeter (DMM) measurements.

Use transmission test equipment.

Analyze heating ventilation/air conditioning systems.

Interpret electronic service information.

Diagnose hydraulic system components.

Analyze driveline components.

Determine customer vehicle repair needs.

Career Opportunities

Due to increased vehicle ownership, longer useful life of vehicles and increased maintenance requirements of new and complicated automotive systems, the demand for trained automotive technicians is at an extremely high level and is increasing annually. A wide range of employment opportunities exist in dealerships, fleets, mass merchandisers, independent garages and service stations.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 59 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ATEC1050Introduction to the Transportation Trades

2

ATEC1105Engine Repair I

3

ATEC1110Engine Repair II

3

ATEC1205Automatic Transmissions I

3

ATEC1210Automatic Transmissions II

3

ATEC1305Manual Drive Train & Axles

4

ATEC1405Steering and Suspension

4

ATEC1505Brakes

4

ATEC1615Electrical Systems I

3

ATEC1620Electrical Systems II

3

ATEC1625Electrical Systems III

3

ATEC1705Heating and Air Conditioning

4

ATEC1805Engine Performance I

3

ATEC1810Engine Performance II

3

ATEC1815Engine Performance III

3

ATEC1820Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems

1

ATEC2685Automotive Industry Internship I

5

ATEC2690Automotive Industry Internship II

5

General Education Required 6 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Diploma Credits 65

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ATEC1050Introduction to the Transportation Trades

2

ATEC1405Steering and Suspension

4

ATEC1505Brakes

4

ATEC1615Electrical Systems I

3

ATEC1620Electrical Systems II

3

Total Credits  16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ATEC1105Engine Repair I

3

ATEC1110Engine Repair II

3

ATEC1625Electrical Systems III

3

ATEC2685Automotive Industry Internship I

5

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

Total Credits  17

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ATEC1205Automatic Transmissions I

3

ATEC1210Automatic Transmissions II

3

ATEC1305Manual Drive Train & Axles

4

ATEC1705Heating and Air Conditioning

4

ATEC1820Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

Total Credits  17

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ATEC1805Engine Performance I

3

ATEC1810Engine Performance II

3

ATEC1815Engine Performance III

3

ATEC2690Automotive Industry Internship II

5

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

Total Credits  15

Graduation (65 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


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