Program Overview

Automotive Service A.A.S. (Plan 24AH)

Automotive Service


Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences Division, Room T302, (847)543-2044

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/aut
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Plan 24AH

The Automotive Technology program offers courses leading to an Associate in Applied Science, Automotive Technician. This program will provide students with a solid foundation and a variety of skills to enter the automotive industry, or to pursue further undergraduate study. The program is Master Certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF). This is the highest level of certification that NATEF awards. NATEF was founded in 1983 as an independent, non-profit organization with a single mission: to evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommend qualifying programs for certification (accreditation) by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the ASE technician certification exams. Students who pass the ASE certifications exams and have completed the work experience required by ASE will be awarded certification by ASE.

Completion of this program prepares students for employment in the areas of automotive repair. Fifteen hours of required General Education coursework is built into the program.

To complete an A.A.S., students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements.

Recommended Plan of Study


First Semester

14 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Introduction to Automotive Technology

3

course

Engine Repair

4

course

Auto Electrical I

course

Applied Math or

other higher level Math course

3

Second Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Suspension and Alignment

4

course

Manual Drive Train and Axles

4

course

Auto Electrical II

4

course

Technical Composition or

course

English Composition I

3

Third Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Braking Systems

4

course

Automatic Transmissions and Trans Axles

4

course

Powertrain Controls

4

Humanities and Fine Arts Elective (I/M)

3

Fourth Semester

11 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Powertrain Management

4

course

Air Conditioning and Heating

4

course

Communication Skills or

course

Fundamentals of Speech

3

Fifth Semester

10 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Advanced Driveline Systems       

3

course

Automotive Service (4 credits) or

course

Job Readiness Skills (1 Credit) and

course

Internships (1-3 credits)

4

Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective

3

Total Hours for A.A.S. Degree

65

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact the Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences division at (847) 543-2044.