Automotive Technology - Automotive Technology Internship Program
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Automotive Technology - Automotive Technology Internship Program

Associate in Applied Science

Minimum of 66 credit hours
In OCCC’s Automotive Technology Degree Programs, you’ll learn: •A.S.E. engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering and brakes and new products. •Electrical theory and automotive heat and air conditioning theory •Brake system repair and diagnosis, anti-lock brake system diagnosis, alignment procedures and theory and suspension diagnosis The automotive technology degree programs offer traditional classes as well as individual-paced (IP) courses to fit with your needs and lifestyle.  This degree program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Automotive Program (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 Life Skills  
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    AT 2224 A.S.E. Electrical Systems 4 Major  
    AT 1244 A.S.E. Brakes 4 Major  
    FA SUPPORT Faculty Approved Support Electives 3 Support  
    AT 2001 Career Experience 1 Major  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    AT 1224 A.S.E. Suspension and Steering 4 Major  
    AT 2234 A.S.E. Heating and Air Conditioning Systems 4 Major  
    AT 2001 Career Experience 1 Major  
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Freshman Summer Semester
    ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3 Gen Ed  
    AT 2001 Career Experience 1 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 1st Semester
    AT 1214 A.S.E. Engine Repair 4 Major  
    AT 2204 A.S.E. Manual Drive Trains 4 Major  
    AT 2001 Career Experience 1 Major  
    ENGL 1233 Technical Writing for the Workplace OR Gen Ed  
    COM 1123 Interpersonal Communications OR Gen Ed  
    COM 2213 Intro to Public Speaking 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    AT 1204 A.S.E. Engine Performance 4 Major  
    AT 2214 A.S.E. Automatic Transmissions/transaxles 4 Major  
    AT 2001 Career Experience 1 Major  
    BUS 2033 Business Communication 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore Summer Semester
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1877 OR Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. History 1877 to Present 3 Gen Ed  
    FA AT Faculty Approved Automotive Elective 4 Major  
    AT 2101 A.S.E. Certification 1 Major  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (42 credit hours) AT 1204; AT 1214; AT 1224; AT 1244; AT 2204 AT 2214; AT 2224; AT 2234; AT 2101; Five hours of AT 2001; Four hours of faculty approved automotive elective.

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

    Life Skills Courses: (3 credit hours) AT 1013

    Support Courses: (3 credit hours)  Among possible courses, students might choose to select: 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
    3CREDITS

    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. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    AT 1204 - A.S.E. Engine Performance
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    4CREDITS

    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. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    AT 1214 - A.S.E. Engine Repair
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    4CREDITS

    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. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    AT 1224 - A.S.E. Suspension and Steering
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate math placement test score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    4CREDITS

    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. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    AT 1244 - A.S.E. Brakes
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    4CREDITS

    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. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    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. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    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. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    AT 2204 - A.S.E. 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.
    4CREDITS

    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. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    AT 2214 - A.S.E. Automatic Transmissions/transaxles
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    4CREDITS

    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. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    AT 2224 - A.S.E. Electrical Systems
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    4CREDITS

    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. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    AT 2234 - A.S.E. 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.
    4CREDITS

    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. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    Business

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

    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. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    Communications

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

    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
    3CREDITS

    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

    FA AT - Faculty Approved Automotive Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    CREDIT

    Faculty approved Automotive elective

    FA SUPPORT - Faculty Approved Support Electives
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Faculty approved support electives

    English

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

    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 - Technical Writing for the Workplace
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103; MATH 0203 College Prep Math II or adequate Math Placement Test Score
    3CREDITS

    This course will expose students to technical communication and will allow students to practice professional methods of writing in the workplace. In addition to constructing technical documents appropriate for use in professional and job-related environments, students will learn about rhetorical methods for presenting technical information in ethical and formal prose designed for clear and effective communication with employers and colleagues. This course will equip the student with written and oral communication skills necessary for sharing information and discussing content in professional settings; developing an awareness of technical genres; utilizing technological platforms for constructing documents; using visuals and graphics professionally; writing professional correspondence; constructing reports; designing project proposals, and composing instructions..

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. History to 1877
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History 1877 to Present
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1877 to the present in such areas as geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    Mathematics

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

    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. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    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
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

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

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