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College Catalog Fall 2012 - Spring 2013


Automotive Mechanics - AOS
and
Automotive Technology - AAS


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.

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:

For the A.O.S. degree

Algebra is recommended.

For the A.A.S. degree


 

CURRICULUM

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.

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.

Academic Requirements for:

A.O.S.

A.A.S.


AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS A.O.S.
SUNY Curriculum Code: 0411

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 61

Major Courses Required - 58 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
AUTO 125 Automotive Electrical I 4
AUTO 128 Automotive Electrical II 4
AUTO 131  Lab Practical I 2
AUTO 138 Automotive Engine Performance I  4
AUTO 148 Lab Practical II 2
AUTO 152 Automotive Chassis I 4
AUTO 153 Automotive Engines 4
AUTO 218 Manual Transmissions and Drive Lines
AUTO 225 Automotive Engine Performance II  5
AUTO 228 Advanced Automotive Systems 3
AUTO 231 Lab Practical III 2
AUTO 235 Engine Performance- Emissions 3
AUTO 238 Automotive Air Conditioning and Heating 4
AUTO 248 Lab Practical IV 2
AUTO 252 Automatic Transmissions 4
AUTO 256 Automotive Chassis II 5
WELD 100 Fundamentals of Welding 2

 General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 3 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
MATH ___ Mathematics1 3

Notes

1 Mathematics is by placement according to competency and advisement.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Demonstrate entry level knowledge and comprehension of the construction and operation of various automotive and light duty truck systems.
    2. Apply operational knowledge to the diagnosis of faults in various automotive and light duty truck systems.
    3. Maintain, diagnose and repair automotive and light truck braking systems.
    4. Maintain, diagnose, repair and adjust steering and suspension systems on various automobiles and light duty trucks.
    5. Maintain, diagnose and repair automotive and light duty truck electrical and electronic systems.
    6. Maintain, diagnose and repair all gasoline engine fuel system components, emission control devices and engine performance systems on various automobiles and light duty trucks.
    7. Maintain, diagnose and repair automotive and light duty truck transmissions, transaxles, (manual and automatic), transfer cases and final drive units.
    8. Diagnose and repair computer control system components, circuits and data networks on automotive and light duty trucks.
    9. Diagnose and repair supplemental inflatable restraint systems.
    10. Maintain, diagnose and repair automotive and light duty truck heating ventilation and air conditioning systems.
    11. Maintain, diagnose and repair automotive and light duty truck gasoline engines.
    12. Demonstrate gas and arc welding skills and knowledge as they apply to automotive service and repair.
    13. Demonstrate entry level employability and safety skills.
    14. Provide verbal and written diagnosis and repair descriptions.

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY A.A.S.
SUNY Curriculum Code: 1393

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 67

Major Courses Required - 36 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
AUTO 125 Automotive Electrical I  4
AUTO 128 Automotive Electrical II 4
AUTO 138 Automotive Engine Performance I 4
AUTO 152 Automotive Chassis I 4
AUTO 153 Automotive Engines 4
AUTO 225 Automotive Engine Performance II 5
AUTO 235 Engine Performance-Emissions 3
AUTO 228 Advanced Automotive Systems 3
AUTO 256 Automotive Chassis II 5

 General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 22 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
CHEM 120 Introductory Chemistry I  
  OR  
PHYS 150 General Physics I  4
  OR  
SCIE 125 Exploring Physical Science Applications   
ENGL 100 Freshman Composition 3
COMM 100 Public Speaking  
  OR 3
ENGL 200 Advanced Composition  
MATH 128 College Algebra 3
MATH 138 Trigonometry 3
  Social Science Elective 3
  Social Science or Humanities Elective 3

Restricted Electives by Advisement - 9 credit hours

Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Automotive Technology A.A.S. degree program should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate entry level knowledge and comprehension of the construction and operation of various automotive and light duty truck systems.
    2. Apply operational knowledge to the diagnosis of faults in various automotive and light duty truck systems.
    3. Maintain, diagnose and repair automotive and light truck braking systems.
    4. Maintain, diagnose, repair and adjust steering and suspension systems on various automobiles and light duty trucks.
    5. Maintain, diagnose and repair automotive and light duty truck electrical and electronic systems.
    6. Maintain, diagnose and repair all gasoline engine fuel system components, emission control devices and engine performance systems on various automobiles and light duty trucks.
    7. Diagnose and repair computer control system components, circuits and data networks on automotive and light duty trucks.
    8. Diagnose and repair supplemental inflatable restraint systems.
    9. Maintain, diagnose and repair automotive and light duty truck gasoline engines.
    10. Demonstrate entry level employability and safety skills.
    11. Provide verbal and written diagnosis and repair descriptions.
    12. Demonstrate completion of 6 credits of technical electives.
    13. Demonstrate completion of: 6 credits from GE1; 4 credits from GE2 (physical); 6 credits from GE3, 4, 5, 6 or 7; and 6 credits from GE 10 to facilitate transfer opportunities.
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