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2016-2017 College Catalog 
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology, TD

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Program Mission

The Automotive Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). SLCC provides the hands-on training and education needed for a successful career in an automotive repair facility or dealership service department. The state-of-the-art facility is on the main campus; it houses the latest in automotive training equipment and serves as a strategic hub for the Acadian region transportation industry. Upon completion on all course requirements, the student will be awarded a Technical Diploma.

The program will prepare the individual to select, safely use, and maintain hand and power tools, jacks, and hoisting equipment. Instruction in the diagnosis of malfunctions and the repair of engines; fuel, electrical, cooling, and brake systems; drive train; and suspension systems is also included. The program is closely correlated with the knowledge required to prepare an individual for the certification test given by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Courses of instruction specify occupational competencies the individual must successfully complete according to the priorities for tasks established by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

Program Goals

  • To provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles.
  • To provide a supply of qualified technicians to meet industry needs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Automotive Technology Diploma Program will:

  • Demonstrate the safe use of tools and equipment used in the automotive service industry while in compliance with regulation and industry standards.
  • Describe the theory of operation of automotive systems.
  • Inspect, diagnose, adjust, repair or replace automotive components and failures.
  • Locate and research vehicle service information.
  • Exude the attitude that integrity is not negotiable.

Specific Degree Requirements

  • All students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average to remain in good standing with the college.
  • Students must receive a C or better in each course to receive credit toward diploma.

Curriculum Structure

Major Area Requirements

(45 Total credit hours)

  • Technical Diploma 45 credit hours
  • Certificate Option 16 credit hours
  • TCA Option 6 credit hours

Curriculum Guide - Fall Start

Technical Diploma Total Credits: 45

Curriculum Guide - Spring Start

Technical Diploma Total Credits: 45

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