- Diagnose and repair components of the electrical and electronic systems.
- Diagnose and repair automotive engine and power transmission systems.
- Diagnose and repair components of the steering and suspension systems.
- Diagnose and repair components of hydraulic and anti-lock brake systems.
- Diagnose and repair components of the climate control system.
- Diagnose and repair electronic power-train control systems.
- Sit for the ASE Master Technician certification examinations.
- Adapt to new technology and service procedures as they are developed and thus, build a professional foundation in all aspects of automotive systems and service techniques.
- Grow as an automotive technician, moving up the career ladder.
|Course Title||Course #||Semester Offered||Plan to Take||Grade||Credits||Prerequisites|
|Fundamentals of Automotive Service||AUT 102||F||3|
|Automotive Electrical Systems||AUT 111||F||4|
|Brake Systems||AUT 131||F||3|
|Introduction to English Composition or||ENG 100||F/S/SU||3||Passing ENG 091 with a grade of C or higher and passing the ENG 096 departmental writing final examination essay or approp place score|
|Humanities Elective*||ENG 100||F/S/SU||3||Passing ENG 091 with a grade of C or higher and passing the ENG 096 departmental writing final examination essay or approp place score|
|Basic Gasoline Engines||AUT 121||S||4||AUT 102|
|Engine Testing/Performance Analysis||AUT 125||S||4||AUT 102|
|English Composition & Literature I||ENG 101||F/S/SU||3||ENG 100 or approp place score|
|Social Science Elective||F/S/SU||3||ENG 100 or approp place score|
|Suspension, Steering, & Alignment||AUT 133||S||3||AUT 102|
|Climate Control System||AUT 141||S||3||AUT 121|
|Science or Mathematics Elective**||SCI---||F/S/SU||3-4|
|Automotive Drive Train||AUT 251||F||3||AUT 121|
|Automotive Transmission & Transaxle||AUT 253||F||4||Coreq-AUT 251|
|English Composition & Literature II||ENG 102||F/S/SU||3||ENG 101|
|Basic Automotive Electronics||AUT 113||S||3||AUT 111|
|Electronic Powertrain Control Systems||AUT 211||S||5||AUT 125|
|Field Experience & Cooperative Education in Automotive Technology or||AUT 299||F/S/SU||3||Approval of Program Coordinator|
|Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Operations||AUT 212||S||3||AUT 121, AUT 141, AUT 253; or completion of an ASE Master Tech, L-1 Advanced Certificate, Coreq-AUT 113, AUT 211|
|Speech Communication Skills||SPH 101||F/S/SU||3||Pre/Coreq-ENG 101|
|Total credits required:||63-64|
- Applicants to this program must have a valid learner’s permit and a driving record that is suitable for prospective employing dealership's insurance requirements. A Request for Driving Record will be forwarded to the MA Department of Transportation on behalf of each student accepted to the program each fall.
*Students who place in ENG 101 should take a Humanities elective.
** See Science course descriptions for course pre-requisite information. Most science electives require a minimum of MAT 095 or higher or the appropriate placement score.
**For the purpose of the articulation agreement with Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, students must complete one college-level mathematics course. Students may select from among the following choices: MAT 100, 121, 122 or higher