Automotive Systems Technology

Curriculum Description

Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair
Career Cluster:    Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
Pathway:               Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair

Program Major    Automotive Systems Technology

Pathway Description

Curriculums in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.

Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.

Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.

Program Major Description

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems.  

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

Associate in Applied Science

A60160
NC CIP: 47.0604
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2019

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AUT 163 Adv Auto Electricity Requisite 2 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
TRN 110 Intro to Transport Tech 1 2 0 2
TRN 120 Basic Transp Electricity 4 3 0 5
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AUT 141 Suspension & Steering Sys Requisite 2 3 0 3
AUT 141A Suspension & Steering Lab Requisite 0 3 0 1
AUT 151 Brake Systems Requisite 2 3 0 3
AUT 151A Brakes Systems Lab Requisite 0 3 0 1
AUT 181 Engine Performance I Requisite 2 3 0 3
AUT 181A Engine Performance 1 Lab Requisite 0 3 0 1
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 18
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AUT 183 Engine Performance 2 Requisite 2 6 0 4
TRN 140 Transp Climate Control 1 2 0 2
TRN 140A Transp Climate Cont Lab Requisite 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Fall Semester

Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AUT 113
OR
Automotive Servicing I 0 6 0 2
WBL 112 Work-Based Learning I (0) (0) (20) (2)
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AUT 116 Engine Repair 2 3 0 3
AUT 116A Engine Repair Lab Requisite 0 3 0 1
AUT 231 Man Trans/Axles/Drtrains Requisite 2 3 0 3
AUT 231A Man Trans/Ax Drtrians Lab Requisite 0 3 0 1
TRN 130 Intro to Sustainable Transp 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 20
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AUT 221 Auto Transm/Transaxles Requisite 2 3 0 3
AUT 221A Auto Transm/Transax Lab Requisite 0 3 0 1
PHY 122 Applied Physics II 3 2 0 4
TRN 145 Adv Transp Electronics Requisite 2 3 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AUT 213
OR
Automotive Servicing 2 1 3 0 2
WBL 122 Work-Based Learning II (0) (0) (20) (2)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 231
OR
Public Speaking REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
ENG 115 Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 14
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 68

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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

The  Automotive Systems Technology program at Forsyth Tech is certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF). Per NATEF recommendations, students are required to purchase his/her own tool set to take this program of study.

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: HUM 110, HUM 115, PHI 230, PHI 240, ART 111, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

 

A60160