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College Catalog Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
Automotive Mechanics - Certificate

The Instructional Program

SUNY Delhi's Automotive program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Individuals with current ASE certification can receive college credit for each corresponding automotive course.

The one-year Automotive Mechanics certificate consists of the first-year courses from the two-year associate degree program in Automotive Technology that begins in the fall each year. The certificate is primarily for those individuals who decide they can only spend one year in college. If a student completes the certificate program and then decides to continue on for the associate degree in Automotive Technology, the courses taken for the certificate will transfer with no loss of credit.

Students interested in this certificate must apply to and be enrolled in the Automotive Mechanics A.O.S. degree program (Automotive Technology). 

 

Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet admissions requirements for and be enrolled in the Automotive Mechanics A.O.S. degree program (Automotive Technology).

 

 

CURRICULUM

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:

Minimum Total Credit Hours Required = 29

Major Courses Required - 26 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
WELD 100 Fundamentals of Welding 2

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 3 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
MATH ___ Mathematics* 3

Notes

*MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum exit-level requirement for this program.


Student Learning Outcomes

A student who earns the Automotive Mechanics Certificate should be able to:

    1. Apply the principals of construction and operation of automotive braking systems to perform all maintenance, diagnostic, and repair procedures.
    2. Apply the principals of construction and operation of automotive suspension systems to perform all maintenance, diagnostic, and repair procedures on various types of passenger cars and light duty trucks.
    3. Apply the principals of construction and operation of automotive l systems--including batteries, ignition, charging and starting systems, and accessory circuits to perform all maintenance, diagnostic, and repair procedures on various types of passenger cars and light duty trucks
    4. Diagnose, maintain, and service common automotive problems using trade-accepted work practices in a realistic work environment.
    5. Apply the theory of operation to the construction, maintenance, repair, adjustments, and safety aspects of automotive and light-truck fuel delivery systems.
    6. Demonstrate and apply the knowledge of gas and arc welding as they apply to automotive mechanics.

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Last Updated: 3/18/13