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Automotive Systems Technology
Diploma (D60160)


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Overview

The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as
Automotive Service Technicians. It provides an introduction to automotive careers and
increase 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, automatic transmission/transaxles, engine repair, climate control, and manual drive-trains.

Career Outline

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.

ADMISSION INFORMATION: VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE REQUIRED

 

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Admissions Information: Valid Driver's License Required.

 

Curriculum

Acalog link to curriculum

http://catalog.gaston.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=6&poid=695&returnto=180

 

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Program News & Links

The Automotive department is excited to announce the start of a newly established automotive club called Gaston Auto Society (GAS). The purpose of the G.A.S. is to promote integrity, encourage leadership, and provide quality automotive repairs. Our officers are:

President: John Moore
Vice President: Wayne Clukey
Secretary: Jason Snyder
Treasurer: Jonathan Furr
Faculty Advisors: Jason Thompson, Eric Rhom, and Mike Cloninger

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact Us


You may contact the following faculty and staff for any further questions.

 

Faculty Member Office Phone Office E-mail Address
Mike Cloninger, Chairperson 704-922-6388 PTI 105C

cloninger.mike@gaston.edu

Eric Rhom 704-922-6386 PTI 109B rhom.eric@gaston.edu
Jason Thompson 704-922-6387 PTI 108C thompson.jason@gaston.edu

 

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Curriculum

Automotive Systems Technology
Diploma (D60160)

Admissions Information: Valid Driver's License Required.

           
      Class Lab Credits
Fall          
AUT 110 Intro to Auto Technology 2 2 3
AUT 116 Engine Repair 2 3 3
AUT 116A Engine Repair Lab 0 3 1
AUT 161 Basic Auto Electricity 4 3 5
           
Spring          
AUT 113 Automotive Servicing I (2nd 8 weeks) 0 6 2
    OR      
COE 112 Co-op Work Experience 0 0 2
AUT 141 Suspension and Steering Sys. (1st 8 weeks) 2 3 3
AUT 141A suspension and Steering Lab (1st 8 weeks) 0 3 1
AUT 163 Advanced Auto Electric (1st 8 weeks) 2 3 3
ENG 101 Applied Communication 3 0 3
           
Summer          
AUT 151 Brake Systems 2 3 3
AUT 151A Brake Systems Lab 0 3 1
AUT 171 Auto Climate Control 2 4 4
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 2
           
Fall          
AUT 181 Engine Performance I (1st 8 weeks) 2 3 3
AUT 181A Engine Performance I Lab (1st 8 weeks) 0 3 1
AUT 213 Automotive Servicing II (2nd 8 weeks) 1 3 2
    OR      
COE 122 Co-op Work Experience II 0 0 2
AUT 183 Engine Performance II  (2nd 8 weeks) 2 6 4
MAT 101 Applied Mathematics 2 2 3
           
    TOTAL HOURS     47
           
Gaston College
Automotive Systems Technology
(D60160) - evening
           
      Class Lab Credits
Fall (1st yr)      
AUT 110 Intro to Auto Technology 2 2 3
AUT 116 Engine Repair 2 3 3
AUT 116A Engine Repair Lab 0 3 1
           
Spring (1st yr)      
AUT 161 Basic Auto Electricity 4 3 5
AUT 141 Suspension and Steering Sys.  2 3 3
AUT 141A Suspension and Steering Lab  0 3 1
           
Summer (1st yr)      
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 2
MAT 101 Applied Mathematics 2 2 3
           
Fall (2nd yr)      
AUT 113 Automotive Servicing I  0 6 2
    OR      
COE 112 Co-op Work Experience 0 0 2
AUT 163 Advanced Auto Electric  2 3 3
           
Spring (2nd yr)      
AUT 171 Auto Climate Control 2 4 4
AUT 181 Engine Performance I 2 3 3
AUT 181A Engine Performance I Lab 0 3 1
           
Summer (2nd yr)      
ENG 101 Applied Communications 3 0 3
           
Fall (3rd yr)      
AUT 151 Brake Systems   2 3 3
AUT 151A Brake Systems Lab  0 3 1
AUT 183 Engine Performance II 2 6 4
           
Spring (3rd yr)      
AUT 213 Automotive Servicing II 1 3 2
    OR      
COE 122 Co-op Work Experience II 0 0 2
           
    TOTAL HOURS     47
           
           
           
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