Automotive Technology - GM Automotive Service Educational Program
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Automotive Technology - GM Automotive Service Educational Program

Associate in Applied Science

Minimum of 66 credit hours
If you're interested in automotive technology, you can choose the Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) emphasis. ASEP students are sponsored by a General Motors dealership. You will develop expertise in the latest technological advances in GM automotive engineering and service procedures and are guaranteed employment with your sponsor after graduating with your degree.  This degree program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF) and is ASE preparatory.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Entry Summer Semester
    AT 1013 AUTOMOTIVE STUDENT SUCCESS INITIATIVE 3 Support  
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    AT 1314 GM ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 4 Major  
    AT 1304 GM ENGINE REPAIR 4 Major  
    FG ELEC FACULTY GUIDED ELECTIVE 3 Support  
    AT 2001 CAREER EXPERIENCE 1 Major  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    AT 1334 GM BRAKES 4 Major  
    AT 1324 GM ENGINE PERFORMANCE 4 Major  
    AT 1422 GM NEW PRODUCTS I 2 Major  
    POLSC 1113 AMERICAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 3 Gen Ed  
    AT 2001 CAREER EXPERIENCE 1 Major  
    Suggested Freshman Summer Semester
    ENGL 1113 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    AT 2001 CAREER EXPERIENCE 1 Major  
    AT 2314 GM MANUAL DRIVE TRAINS 4 Major  
    AT 2304 GM SUSPENSION AND STEERING 4 Major  
    AT 2422 GM NEW PRODUCTS II 2 Major  
    MATH 1503 CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS OR Gen Ed  
    MATH 1513 COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR BUSINESS, LIFE SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES OR Gen Ed  
    MATH 2013 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    AT 2324 GM AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES 4 Major  
    AT 2001 CAREER EXPERIENCE 1 Major  
    AT 2334 GM HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS 4 Major  
    BUS 2033 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore Summer Semester
    HIST 1483 U.S. HISTORY TO THE CIVIL WAR OR Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. HISTORY SINCE THE CIVIL WAR 3 Gen Ed  
    AT 2101 A.S.E. CERTIFICATION 1 Major  
    ENGL 1233 REPORT WRITING OR Gen Ed  
    AT 2001 CAREER EXPERIENCE 1 Major  
    COM 1123 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS OR Gen Ed  
    COM 2213 INTRO TO PUBLIC SPEAKING 3 Gen Ed  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (42 credit hours) Automotive Technology and GM Automotive Service Educational Program Emphasis: AT 1304; AT 1314; AT 1324; AT 1334; AT 1422; Five hours of AT 2001; AT 2101 AT 2304; AT 2314; AT 2324; AT 2334; AT 2422

    General Education Courses: (18 credit hours) Math: MATH 1503, or MATH 1513, or MATH 2013; English: ENGL 1113; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Political Science: POLSC 1113; English/Communications Elective: ENGL 1233, or COM 1123, or COM 2213; Business Communication: BUS 2033

    Life Skills Courses: (3 credit hours) AT 1013

    Support Courses: (3 credit hours) Principles of Management: MGMT 2053 or AT 1153

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This Technical and Occupational program is designed to prepare students to enter the job force following completion. See Technical and Occupational Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

  • Course Descriptions

    Automotive Technology

    AT 1013 - AUTOMOTIVE STUDENT SUCCESS INITIATIVE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Students will participate in four disciplines designed to prepare students to be successful in automotive programs requiring internships. Students will be required to complete the Automotive Safety, Job Interview Skills, Mentoring, and Introduction to Electricity courses. The student must successfully complete the safety course consisting of specific automotive related safety issues as well as those specific to Oklahoma City Community College. The student will continue with a Job Interview Skills course consisting of writing a resume and how to conduct a successful interview, with a mock video taped interview being required. The student will also complete the Mentoring program with both student and sponsoring dealership personnel participating. The student will finally complete an Introduction to Electricity course to ensure basic concepts and abilities are present to ensure entry level skills are present when the student begins the Automotive Program. This course is a prerequisite for all automotive courses in programs requiring an internship.

    AT 1304 - GM ENGINE REPAIR
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score, ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures. Special admission procedures required.
    4 CREDITS

    The student will discuss and demonstrate competencies in general engine diagnosis and in cylinder head, valve train, engine block diagnosis and repair, as well as lubrication, cooling, fuel, exhaust, ignition, battery and starting system diagnostic and repair procedures on current General Motors vehicles.

    AT 1314 - GM ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures. Special admission procedures required.
    4 CREDITS

    The student will apply competencies in battery, starting, charging, lighting, driver information, horn, wiper/washer, and accessory systems. Additionally, the student will demonstrate principles of electricity, magnetism, voltage and current regulation and basic circuitry as applied in automotive electrical systems to aid in general diagnosis of automotive electrical problems on current General Motors vehicles.

    AT 1324 - GM ENGINE PERFORMANCE
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures. Special admission procedures required.
    4 CREDITS

    The student will discuss and demonstrate general engine diagnostic procedures. Additionally, the student will demonstrate specific competencies in the diagnosis and repair of ignition systems, fuel, air induction systems, and exhaust systems, emission control systems, and engine electronic systems on current General Motors vehicles.

    AT 1334 - GM BRAKES
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score, or by evaluation and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures. Special admission procedures required.
    4 CREDITS

    This course is an application of specific competencies in hydraulic system, drum brake system, disc brake system diagnosis and repair procedures. Also, the student will discuss and demonstrate competencies in power assist unit diagnosis and repair as well as wheel bearing, parking brake circuit and associated electrical circuit diagnosis and repair, which includes ABS systems on current General Motors vehicles.

    AT 1422 - GM NEW PRODUCTS I
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score, or by evaluation and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.§ Criteria for evaluation is in division office. Special admission procedures required.
    2 CREDITS

    The student will discuss and demonstrate specific competencies in subject not included in other ASEP automotive courses, which subjects will benefit students needing additional General Motors product service training in new technology and specialized areas. A specific topic is announced for each offering.

    AT 2001 - CAREER EXPERIENCE
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    1 CREDIT

    The student will demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a full-time employee at a sponsoring dealership and will demonstrate specified competencies and develop service skills by working and performing service and repair operations in areas related to coursework completed the preceding term. Enrollment may be repeated with a change in work emphasis.

    AT 2101 - A.S.E. CERTIFICATION
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    1 CREDIT

    The student will demonstrate competencies in engine repair, automatic transmission/transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. This course is designed for individuals seeking A.S.E. certification which requires previous completion of related training.

    AT 2304 - GM SUSPENSION AND STEERING
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures. Special admission procedures required.
    4 CREDITS

    This course is an application of basic competencies in steering systems, suspension systems and wheel alignment diagnosis, adjustment and repair. The student will further discuss and demonstrate an understanding of wheel and tire diagnosis and repair on current General Motors vehicles.

    AT 2314 - GM MANUAL DRIVE TRAINS
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures. Special admission procedures required.
    4 CREDITS

    This course is an application of specific competencies in clutch, standard transmission and transaxle, drive (half) shaft and universal joint, rear axle and four- and/or all-wheel drive component diagnosis and repair procedures on current General Motors vehicles.

    AT 2324 - GM AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures. Special admission procedures required.
    4 CREDITS

    The student will apply specific competencies in general transmission and transaxle diagnosis. Additionally, the student will demonstrate competencies in transmission/transaxle maintenance, adjustment and in and off vehicle repair on current General Motors vehicles.

    AT 2334 - GM HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures. Special admission procedures required.
    4 CREDITS

    The student will apply competencies in air conditioning system diagnosis and repair as well as diagnosis and repair of refrigeration system components, heating and engine cooling systems and control units on current General Motors vehicles.

    AT 2422 - GM NEW PRODUCTS II
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures. Special admission procedures required.
    2 CREDITS

    The student will discuss and demonstrate specific competencies in subjects not included in other ASEP automotive courses, which subjects will benefit students needing additional General Motors product service training in new technology and specialized areas. A specific topic is announced for each offering.

    Business

    BUS 2033 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or by evaluation. Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3 CREDITS

    Business Communication is a survey course of communication skills needed in the business environment. Course content includes business writing such as e-mail, memos, letters, reports, employment communication, and other types of digital media; delivering oral presentations; and developing interpersonal soft skills. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are emphasized. Development of these skills is integrated with the use of technology.

    Communications

    COM 1123 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will be able to identify why certain things happen as they do when two or more individuals come together to communicate for a specific purpose. The student must attest to his or her ability to understand the principles of interpersonal communication with emphasis on dyads, small groups, analysis of communication models and nonverbal communication, applying understanding to the major types of interpersonal communication problems in the work environment and in daily human relations.

    COM 2213 - INTRO TO PUBLIC SPEAKING
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate placement score
    3 CREDITS

    Given the principles of effective listening and speaking, the student will assimilate those skills into his or her physical and psychological worlds. After being exposed to public, business and professional speaking, the student will apply the principles of invention, organization, style, and delivery through practical exercises and will use the principles of rhetorical criticism in discussing speeches delivered in class.

    Electives

    FG ELEC - FACULTY GUIDED ELECTIVE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Faculty guided elective

    English

    ENGL 1113 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1233 - REPORT WRITING
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113
    3 CREDITS

    The student will improve composition skills by developing and constructing various types of reports based on a particular situation in his or her career field.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. HISTORY TO THE CIVIL WAR
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1870 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, the student will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in his society and help resolve conflict in society based on the students search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. HISTORY SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1870 to the present in such areas as political reform, industrialization, urbanization, ethnic acculturation and war, the student will be able to identify meaningful changes in his society, identify equal rights in that society, and help resolve conflict in this society based on the students search for change, equal rights and conflicts in the American past.

    Mathematics

    MATH 1503 - CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score. Pre or Co-requisite ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103
    3 CREDITS

    A study of the mathematics needed for critical evaluation of quantitative information and arguments (including logic, critical appraisal of graphs and tables); use of simple mathematical models, and an introduction to elementary statistics.

    MATH 1513 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR BUSINESS, LIFE SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve systems of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra.

    MATH 2013 - INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will solve problems applying the concepts of random sampling, elementary probability, testing hypotheses, descriptive measures, chi-square, regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - AMERICAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

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