This program is mainly a hands-on course designed to familiarize the student with the automotive service and repair industry. The first semester will concentrate on design, production, operation, testing, service, basic hand tools, technical reference materials, cooling systems, lubrication systems, charging and starting system parts, and performance of basic service procedures. The second semester provides instruction in basic electricity, automotive electrical systems, theory and service. Technician certification on the state and national levels, general work ethics and employment preparation are also addressed. Certificate of completion in Fundamentals, electricity and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) can be earned by the successful student.
Enrollment at C.O.O.R.'s Career and Technical Education Center offers three educational options for the following college credit:
- AUT-16302 Automotive Fundamentals 4 Credits
- AUT-17703 Automotive Electrical Systems 4 Credits
- AUT-16401 Basic Electricity 3 Credits
Sucessfully pass the Accuplacer placement test prior to the beginning of C.O.O.R.'s CTE Automotive Class and earn concurrent credit which is directly transcripted college credit.
Enroll in C.O.O.R.'s CTE Automotive Class without taking or passing the Accuplacer placement test and earn articulated credit in that class with a "B" or better grade.
Early-Middle College (pending Accuplacer test)
Second year students have the opportunity to continue their career choice by directly enrolling at Kirtland Community College or expanding their educational options by enrolling in a different program at the C.O.O.R. Career Tech Center.