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Automotive Systems Technology -
Toyota T-Ten

Curriculum Description

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 coursework. Emphasis is placed on theory, servicing and operation of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, steering/suspension, automatic transmission/transaxles, 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.

After completion of the T-TEN program, students should be prepared to take the ASE and Toyota certification exams. Students should be ready for full-time employment in Toyota and Lexus dealerships nationwide.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A60160 REVISED
NC CIP: 47.0604
Day, Partial Online
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall 1st 8-weeks
AUT 110 Intro to Auto Technology 2 2 0 3
AUT 161 Basic Auto Electricity 4 3 0 5
   
    6 5 0 8

Fall 2nd 8-weeks
AUT 163 Adv Auto Electricity 2 3 0 3
AUT 283 Adv Auto Electronics 2 2 0 3
AUT 116 Engine Repair 2 3 0 3
AUT 116A Engine Repair Lab 0 3 0 1
   
    6 11 0 10

Spring 1st 8-weeks
AUT 151 Brake Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT 151A Brakes Systems Lab 0 3 0 1
AUT 141 Suspension & Steering Sys 2 3 0 3
AUT 141A Suspension & Steering Lab 0 3 0 1
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
   
    7 12 0 11

Spring 2nd 8-weeks
Select one:
Automotive Servicing I 0 6 0 2
  OR        
Co-op Work Experience I (0) (0) (20) (2)
   
    0 6 0 2

Summer Term
AUT 171 Auto Climate Control 2 4 0 4
Select one:
___ ___ English 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
   
    5 4 0 10

Fall 1st 8-weeks
AUT 181 Engine Performance I 2 3 0 3
AUT 181A Engine Performance 1 Lab 0 3 0 1
AUT 231 Man Trans/Axles/Drtrains 2 3 0 3
AUT 231A Man Trans/Ax Drtrians Lab 0 3 0 1
AUT 285 Intro to Alternative Fuels 2 2 0 3
   
    6 14 0 11

Fall 2nd 8-weeks
Select one:
Co-op Work Experience I (0) (0) (20) (2)
  OR        
Co-op Work Experience II (0) (0) (20) (2)
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    3 0 0 3

Spring 1st 8-weeks
AUT 183 Engine Performance 2 2 6 0 4
AUT 221 Auto Transm/Transaxles 2 3 0 3
AUT 221A Auto Transm/Transax Lab 0 3 0 1
PHY 122 Applied Physics II 3 2 0 4
   
    7 14 0 12

Spring 2nd 8-weeks
Select one:
Automotive Servicing 2 1 3 0 2
  OR        
Co-op Work Experience II (0) (0) (20) (2)
   
    1 3 0 2

Total Credit Hours: 69

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

 

English - Select One: COM 110, COM 120, COM 231, ENG 112, ENG 114, ENG 115

Humanities/Fine Arts - Select One: ART 111, ENG 125, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 121, HUM 170, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 240, or REL 110.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.