CURRICULUM GUIDE

Automotive Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0238  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

This program prepares individuals to work in the automotive field as a
technician. Students learn all aspects of automobile repair, diagnosis and
maintenance. This program prepares the individual to take the State of
Michigan Mechanics Certification Tests and become a licensed automotive
technician through the Secretary of State. State certification tests are
available at the end of fall and spring semester in the LCC Automotive Program
Office. The Automotive Technology Program is a National Automotive Technicians
Education Foundation (NATEF) Certified Training Program, evaluated by the
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Transportation Technologies Department located at the LCC Aviation
Center, 3428 W. Hangar Drive, Lansing, MI 48906, telephone number (517) 267-

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 47 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
AUTO 100    Auto Service I                                                   3
AUTO 110    Auto Electrical Theory                                           5
AUTO 120    Auto Drive Train                                                 3
AUTO 121    Automatic Transmissions I                                        5
AUTO 122    Automatic Transmissions II                                       3
AUTO 130    Automotive Engines                                               3
AUTO 140    Automotive Brakes                                                3
AUTO 150    Auto Steering & Suspension                                       3
AUTO 160    Auto Heat & Air Conditioning                                     3
AUTO 215    Engine Performance/Tune-Up                                       5
AUTO 225    Automotive Computers                                             5
AUTO 235    Adv Computer/ABS Brake System                                    3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 22-25 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below:

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                         13-16 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area                                          3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                    3-4
            Mathematics Core Area                                          3-4
            Science Core Area                                              4-5
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0

CHOICE 2:   Automotive Related (See Note 2)                          9 Credits
AUTO 133    Small Engine Repair                                              3
AUTO 134    Light Duty Diesel Engines                                        3
AUTO 141    Non-Structural Repair                                            3
AUTO 145    Introduction to Refinishing                                      5
AUTO 260    Intro to Alternative Fuels                                       2
AUTO 261    Alternative Fuels-CNG                                            3
AUTO 262    Alternative Fuels-LPG                                            3
AUTO 280    Automotive Service Laboratory                                    6
AUTO 285    Automotive Internship (See Note 3)                               3
MACH 105    Machine Tool Survey                                              3
MACH 135    Metallurgy and Heat Treat                                        4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   69

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    Contact the Automotive Technology Program Coordinator for additional
      automotive related classes that will satisfy this area at (517) 483-
3.    AUTO 285 may be repeated one time for a total of 6 credits toward this

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
AUTO 100          AUTO 121          AUTO 120          AUTO 235
AUTO 110          AUTO 160          AUTO 122          Lim.Ch.
AUTO 130          AUTO 215          AUTO 150          Lim.Ch.
AUTO 140          Lim.Ch.           AUTO 225          Lim.Ch.
WRIT 124          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.