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Automotive & Light Duty Diesel Technology

Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Length: Four Semesters & Two Summer Terms
Fall semester entry for full-time students

If you want to use your problem solving and technical skills and work with gasoline and light duty diesel vehicles in the automotive industry, this is the right program for you.

As an Automotive and Light Duty Diesel Technology student you will study the vehicle from bumper to bumper and roof to road. This program will prepare you to meet the needs of today’s automotive industry including light duty diesel systems. The program utilizes current industry trends including student laptops with access to service information databases and shop management software widely used in the field. Students also have access to factory and aftermarket diagnostic tools. In this program your time will be spent learning how to diagnose and repair systems in a hands on environment to give you working knowledge of complex automotive and light duty diesel systems. A real world atmosphere will prepare you to enter the workforce with the problem solving skills you will need to be successful. This program will prepare you for employment in automotive dealerships, independent shops, performance shops, fleet facilities, or owning your own business.

Where will I get a job?
Jobs in the automotive industry are in high demand. Students can get work as
technicians, parts specialists, service writers, service managers, shop owners, and mobile technicians.

How much $ will I make?

Starting technician salaries begin around $12–18 per hour. When technicians refine their skill they can work on a commission base and earn more.

What kind of classes will I take?
Classes focus about 75% of the time in a hands-on project-based learning environment and the other 25% in the classroom with lecture. In the lab students will learn on real world problems and with leading-edge equipment used by the industry. Students will cover all eight (8) ASE areas and have a summer internship within the two-year program.

What’s unique about this program?
This is a one of a kind program focusing on automotive platforms that include gasoline and light duty diesel systems. The program is NATEF certified and all instructors are ASE master certified and have real world experience.

Student Profile
• Self-starter
• Good hand-eye coordination
• Good reading comprehension
• Basic science & math skills
• Good communication skills
• Computer skills also helpful

FIRST YEAR
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Fall Semester


17


Course #
Title Credits
AUT106
Introduction to Automotive Technology
2
AUT605 Basic Automotive Electrical Systems
7
AUT165 Automotive Engine Performance I
5
Elective Communications*
3


Spring Semester 


16

     
AUT503 Automotive Brake Systems
3
AUT404
Automotive Suspension and Steering
4
AUT805 Automotive Engine Performance I
6
Elective
Math*
3

Auto Service Diploma Awarded

Summer Term


6

AUT911 Cooperative/Internship
6
     

SECOND YEAR
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Fall Semester 


21

Course #               Title
Credits
AUT703 Automotive Heating/Air Conditioning
3
AUT813
Automotive Engine Performance II
6
AUT846
Advanced Automotive Electronics
6
CSC110
Introduction to Computers
3
Elective
Humanities/Social Science*
3


Spring Semester 


18

     
AUT251
Automotive Drive Trains I
6
AUT252
Automotive Drive Trains II
6
AUT867
Intro to Light Duty Diesel
3
Elective
Humanities/Social Science*
3


Summer Term


7

AUT868
Diesel Systems Diagnosis & Repairs
7

*You may select any course with A or E suffix.



 

Mark Steinle

Instructor at NCC since: 2007
Email me at MSteinle@nwicc.edu



Chuck Ball
Instructor at NCC since: 2011
Email me at CBall@nwicc.edu





Jim Gaard
Instructor at NCC since: 2013
Email me at JGaard@nwicc.edu




 



Text
712-301-2573 or 712-301-1401
Call 800-352-4907
Email studentservices@nwicc.edu

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at nwicc.edu/compliance