Advanced Automotive Service Technology

  • Advanced Automotive
     

    Length
    Advanced Automotive Service Technology 1 - 800 hours
    Advanced Automotive Service Technology 2 - 1600 hours 
    Admissions Contacts          Clearwater - Yolanda Singletary - singletaryy@pcsb.org
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    Mission: The mission of Pinellas Technical College’s advanced automotive program is to train students for industry using proven, innovative, and accepted practices combined with related knowledge and skills. The program will encourage students who possess the drive and desire to succeed, to develop a rewarding career opportunity in the transportation industry.

    Advanced Automotive Service Technology consists of two programs: Advanced Automotive Service Technology 1 - T400100 (800 hours) and Advanced Automotive Service Technology 2 -T400200 (1600 hours).

    Students must complete Advanced Automotive Service Technology 1 or demonstrate mastery of the program outcomes prior to enrollment in Advanced Automotive Service Technology 2.

    These programs consist of a planned sequence of courses that is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) certification. Student owned hand tools are required and safety is stressed.

    Advanced Automotive Service Technology 1

    Automotive Maintenance Technician - Course AER0011 (400 hours) The Automotive Maintenance Technician course prepares students for entry into the Automotive Service industry. Content emphasizes beginning skills and concepts as a recommended requisite. Students study shop and personal safety skills, tools and equipment, pre/post maintenance, and customer service.

    Advanced Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician - Course AER0319 (400 Hours) The Advanced Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician course prepares students for entry into the Automotive Service industry. Content emphasizes beginning skills and concepts as a recommended requisite. Students study electrical/electronic system components, battery, starting, charging, lighting, gauges, warning devices, driver information, horn, wiper/washer and accessory systems diagnostics, service, and repair.

    Advanced Automotive Service Technology 2

    Advanced Engine Repair Technician - Course AER0118 (200 Hours) The Advanced Engine Repair Technician course prepares students for entry into the Automotive Service industry. Content emphasizes beginning skills and concepts as a recommended requisite. Students study engine theory and repair, cylinder heads, valve trains, engine blocks, lubrication, and cooling systems.

    Advanced Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Technician - Course AER0258 (200 Hours) The Advanced Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Technician course prepares students for entry into the Automotive Service industry. Content emphasizes beginning skills and concepts as a recommended requisite. Students study automatic transmission/transaxle diagnosis, service, and repair.

    Advanced Manual Drivetrain and Axle Technician - Course AER0275 (200 Hours) The Advanced Manual Drivetrain and Axle Technician course prepares students for entry into the Automotive Service industry. Content emphasizes beginning skills and concepts as a recommended requisite. Students study manual drivetrain, clutch, transmission/transaxle, drive and half-shaft universals, constant velocity joints, rear axle differential, limited slip, four-wheel drive, all-wheel drive operation, assembly, diagnosis, service and repair.

    Advanced Automotive Suspension and Steering Technician - Course AER0459 (200 Hours) The Advanced Automotive Suspension and Steering Technician course prepares students for entry into the Automotive Service industry. Content emphasizes beginning skills and concepts as a recommended requisite. Students study front and rear suspension systems, wheel alignment, wheels and tire, diagnosis, service, and repair.

    Advanced Automotive Brake System Technician - Course AER0419 (200 Hours) The Advanced Automotive Brake System Technician course prepares students for entry into the Automotive Service industry. Content emphasizes beginning skills and concepts as a recommended requisite. Students study drum/disc brakes, hydraulics, power assist units, electronic brakes, traction control, stability control, and miscellaneous diagnostics, service, and repair.

    Advanced Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician - Course AER0173 (200 Hours) The Advanced Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician course prepares students for entry into the Automotive Service industry. Content emphasizes beginning skills and concepts as a recommended requisite. Students study heating and air conditioning, refrigeration, compressors, compressor clutches, evaporators, receiver driers, accumulators, condensers, heating and engine cooling, related control systems, refrigerant recovery, recycling and handling, diagnostics, service, and repair.

    Advanced Automotive Engine Performance Technician - Course AER0506 (400 Hours) The Advanced Automotive Engine Performance Technician course prepares students for entry into the Automotive Service industry. Content emphasizes beginning skills and concepts as a recommended requisite. Students study engines, ignition, fuel, air induction, exhaust, computer, engine and emission control systems diagnostics, service, and repair.

    Distance Education: The blended online program is a combination of distance learning, live classroom and work experiences.

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    Industry Certification(s):  National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) #4,  Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Section 609 certification, and Snap-on NC3.

    Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement:  70%

    Minimum Attendance Requirement:  70%

    Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements:  Student's competency in reading, math, and language is pre-assessed using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).  Required basic skills grade levels are: Reading-10, Math-10, and Language-10.

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