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College Catalog Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Automotive Mechanics - AOS
and
Automotive Technology - AAS


The Field

The automotive industry is experiencing increasing demand for well-trained general repair technicians and specialists to cope with the ever-changing technology of this field. In recent years, the design of many automobiles has become increasingly complex, and becoming an automotive technician requires increased knowledge and abilities. Many of the auto design advances are responses to new safety standards, environmental problems, and the need for more efficient and economical modes of transportation. The automotive industry is no longer a static field of study, but rather a field in which more and more change can be expected in the future.

The Instructional Program

The Automotive Technology program at Delhi is a fully accredited, college-level program with NATEF and ASE Certification. Credits earned during the associate degree program are fully transferable should a graduate decide to pursue a bachelor degree in this field.

The program offers two associate degree options and a one-year certificate to the entering student. The associate degree options are the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Automotive Technology and the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) in Automotive Mechanics. The technical course requirements are nearly the same for both degrees (A.O.S. students participate in an additional six hours of lab each semester), so that a graduate's employability is the same regardless of the degree option. The difference between the two degrees is the number of General Education and liberal arts courses that are required. The A.A.S. degree has a greater liberal arts and sciences component, which makes it a good choice for those who plan to continue their education after Delhi. On the other hand, it is more rigorous and may be more difficult for students who do not have a good math and science background.

ASE Articulation

High school students are able to earn college credits in SUNY Delhi's Automotive Technology program prior to their enrollment at the College. This articulation agreement is based upon the national ASE Certification examinations. If a high school student has successfully passed any ASE exams, he or she will be given college credit toward the appropriate course(s) in the Delhi Automotive curriculum. Further information can be obtained from the Automotive faculty at SUNY Delhi.

Career Options

Graduates of the Automotive Technology program at Delhi have a number of career options. The majority of graduates proceed directly to employment in an automotive service capacity. Graduates are qualified for employment in independent repair shops, service departments of automobile dealers, service stations, federal and state government agencies, taxicab and automotive leasing companies, corporate fleets, specialty shops, franchise facilities, and automobile manufacturers. Graduates also have the background needed for future advancement to such positions as shop foreman, service writer, service manager, or parts manager.

A second option for graduates is to transfer to a four-year program in this field. Two regional colleges that offer a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Management to which graduates could transfer are Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA, and SUNY Farmingdale.

A related career option would be to transfer to a school with a Technology Education or a Vocational Education bachelor-degree program, which would lead to a teaching career at the high school level. In New York State, two schools that offer this degree are SUNY Oswego and SUNY Buffalo.

 

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

 A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.


Curriculum

A.O.S. Degree in Automotive Mechanics

SUNY Curriculum Code: 0411

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

AUTO 125

Automotive Electrical I

4

AUTO 131 

Lab Practical I

2

AUTO 152

Automotive Chassis I

4

MATH ___

Mathematics Elective by advisement

3

WELD 100

Fundamentals of Welding

2

 

Total

15

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

AUTO 128

Automotive Electrical II

4

AUTO 138

Automotive Engine Performance I 

4

AUTO 148

Lab Practical II

2

AUTO 153

Automotive Engines

4

 

Total

14

Third Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

AUTO 225

Automotive Engine Performance II 

5

AUTO 231

Lab Practical III

2

AUTO 235

Engine Performance- Emissions

3

AUTO 252

Automatic Transmissions

4

 

Total

14

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

AUTO 218

Manual Transmissions and Drive Lines

 4 

AUTO 228

Advanced Automotive Systems

3

AUTO 238

Automotive Air Conditioning and Heating

4

AUTO 248

Lab Practical IV

2

AUTO 256

Automotive Chassis II

5

 

Total

18

Degree Requirement: 61 credit hours

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

A.A.S. Degree in Automotive Technology

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1393

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

AUTO 125

Automotive Electrical I 

4

AUTO 152

Automotive Chassis I

4

ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

3

MATH 128

College Algebra

3

____ ___

Social Science or Humanities Elective

3

 

Total

17

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

AUTO 128

Automotive Electrical II

4

AUTO 138

Automotive Engine Performance I

4

AUTO 153

Automotive Engines

4

COMM 100

Public Speaking

 

 

OR

3

ENGL 200

Advanced Composition

 

MATH 138

 Trigonometry

 

Total

18

Third Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

AUTO 225

Automotive Engine Performance II

5

AUTO 235

Engine Performance-Emissions

3

____ ___

Restricted Elective by advisement

3

____ ___

Restricted Elective by advisement

3

____ ___

Social Science Elective

3

 

Total

17

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

AUTO 228

Advanced Automotive Systems

3

AUTO 256

Automotive Chassis II

5

CHEM 120

Introductory Chemistry I

 

 

OR

 

PHYS 150

General Physics I 

4

 

OR

 

SCIE 125

Exploring Physical Science Applications 

 

____ ___

Restricted Elective by advisement

 3

 

Total

15

Degree Requirements: 67 credit hours

Technical Standards:  In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration:

A.A.S. degree: An applicant must be a high school graduate with a minimum 73% overall average or a minimum 2500 GED test score, and 73 or higher on the Algebra Regents exam.

A.O.S. degree: An applicant must be a high school graduate with a minimum 73% overall average or a minimum 2500 GED test score. Algebra is recommended.


Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Automotive Technology A.A.S. or A.O.S. degree programs should be able to:

  1. Apply the theory of operation in order to maintain, diagnose, and repair automotive and light-truck braking systems, including ABS.
  2. Apply the theory of operation in order to service, diagnose, and repair steering and suspension system components--including wheel alignment--on various automobiles and light trucks.
  3. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of operation in order to diagnose and repair vehicle electrical systems--including batteries, ignition, charging and starting systems, and accessory circuits--using various resources and common industry test equipment.
  4. Apply the knowledge of operation, construction, maintenance, repair, and adjustment of the engine assembly and its related systems.
  5. Apply the theory of operation of automatic transmissions/transaxles, including service, diagnosis, and repair.
  6. Apply the theory of operation of manual transmissions and drive lines--including service, diagnosis and repair of clutches, manual transmissions/transaxles, drive lines, final drive gearing, and transfer cases.
  7. Diagnose and repair automotive computer systems components, electronic fuel injection and engine management systems, using various resources and common industry test equipment.
  8. Diagnose and repair advanced automotive systems, including supplemental inflatable restraint systems, electronic instrumentation, new-generation diagnostic systems, and current developments in the automotive field.
  9. Apply the knowledge of operation, diagnosis, and repair of automotive emission test failures and emission control devices, using various resources and common industry test equipment.
  10. Apply the theory of operation, construction, service, and repair of vehicle air-conditioning and heating systems.
  11. Demonstrate and apply the knowledge of gas and arc welding as they apply to automotive mechanics.

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Last Updated: 5/11/11