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Automotive Technology • Associate in Applied Science

Occupational Program

Colleague Code: AAS.ATEC

Curriculum Code: AUT 205

Program Information:

This program prepares students with professional and technical skills required to be successful in the automotive repair industry. Students that complete the associate degree can transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor of Science in automotive technology. Students who complete the associate degree could also go work in the repair industry locally and abroad.

  • Refer to automotive instructors for additional information and program requirements
  • This applied science program of study must be taken in its entirety to meet degree requirements.

For Program Information Contact:

Workforce Institute at 217-786-2750 or Workforce@llcc.edu or see a student success coach.

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester:

AUT 101Fundamentals of Automotive Technologies

3

AUT 102Gasoline Multi-Cylinder Engines

3.5

AUT 106Brake Systems

3

AUT 109Auto Business Management

3

AUT 208Heating and Air Conditioning

3

Total Credit Hours:15.5

Second Semester:

AUT 105Fuel and Fuel Systems

4

AUT 107Steering and Alignment

3

AUT 112Suspension and Tires

3

AUT 121Basic Automotive Electronics

3.5

Program Course Selection

1-3

Total Credit Hours:17

Third Semester:

AUT 103Basic Engine Performance

3.5

AUT 220Advanced Automotive Electronics

3

EGL 103Career Communications

3

ESI 101Employability Skills

2

TEM 103Vocational-Technical Math

3

or a higher math elective

3-5

Humanities, Fine Arts or Social Science Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:17.5-19.5

Fourth Semester:

AUT 202Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles

3

AUT 203Power Trains and Manual Transmissions

3

AUT 214Advanced Engine Performance

3

EGL 106Technical and Professional Communication II

3

OR

CMN 104Interpersonal Communication

3

TES 121Technical Shop Physics

3

Program Course Selection

1-3

Total Credit Hours:18-18.5

Program Course Selection: choose from the following; AUT 207, AUT 210 or AUT 217.

Course Requirements:

Required General Education Courses

Please see your student success coach for course planning.

EGL 103Career Communications

3

EGL 106Technical and Professional Communication II

3

OR

CMN 104Interpersonal Communication

3

TEM 103Vocational-Technical Math

3

or a higher math elective

3-5

TES 121Technical Shop Physics

3

Humanities, Fine Arts or Social Science Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15-17

Note: For students wishing to transfer to a four-year university, they should pursue a pathway that substitutes EGL 101 and 102 for EGL 103 and 106 or CMN 104. Contact your transfer institution and student success coach for guidance on transferable general education coursework.

Required Program Courses

AUT 101Fundamentals of Automotive Technologies

3

AUT 102Gasoline Multi-Cylinder Engines

3.5

AUT 103Basic Engine Performance

3.5

AUT 105Fuel and Fuel Systems

4

AUT 106Brake Systems

3

AUT 107Steering and Alignment

3

AUT 109Auto Business Management

3

AUT 112Suspension and Tires

3

AUT 121Basic Automotive Electronics

3.5

AUT 202Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles

3

AUT 203Power Trains and Manual Transmissions

3

AUT 208Heating and Air Conditioning

3

AUT 214Advanced Engine Performance

3

AUT 220Advanced Automotive Electronics

3

Total Credit Hours:44.5

Program Course Selections

Select 2 of the following courses.

AUT 207Light Duty Diesel Engines

3.5

AUT 210Automotive Internship

3

AUT 217Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

3.5

Total Credit Hours:6.5-7

Required Program Support Courses

ESI 101Employability Skills

2

Total Credit Hours:2