Automotive Service Management - Grand Prairie

AUTO211AAS - Degree Program

CIP Code: 47.0604
SOC Code: 49-3023

Day/Afternoon/Evening Programs

Lincoln Tech Inc. 2018-12-12T18:16:25-05:00 2018-12-12T19:00:09-05:00 Lincoln Technical Institute, Inc. Lincoln Technical Institute, Inc. Lincoln Tech,Grand Prairie ,Automotive Service Management
Total semester credit hours 75.0
Instructional hours 1785
Weeks to complete - Day Approximately 78 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks)
Weeks to complete - Afternoon Approximately 78 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks)
Weeks to complete - Evening Approximately 90 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks)

Program Objective

This degree is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive understand and hands-on application of industry standard automotive repair and service techniques. The program also provides information on the latest automotive repair tools, diagnostic and service equipment, and techniques as well as important safety, personal protection, and hazardous material handling strategies for students to use in protecting themselves and the environment. Graduates of this degree program will be presented with the entry-level knowledge and skills required to correctly test, diagnose, replace, repair and adjust as necessary the components of the mechanical, electronic, hydraulic, and accessories systems on current automobiles. Upon graduation, the student will be qualified for entry-level positions in the automotive service career field as a technician capable of analysis, problem solving, performing most common service operations and under supervision, more specialized or involved tasks with a dealer, independent shop or other service outlet. The general education component will provide the student with the communication, business, and critical thinking skills necessary to pursue other employment opportunities within the industry. Students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments in each course.


Lecture Hours 58
Lab/Shop Hours 62
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102 must precede all automotive/diesel courses.

Course Description

The overall goal of this course is to facilitate a smooth transition to school by engaging the student in curriculum focusing on academic, career, and life skills. Students will make connections with key personnel within the school that will assist with their questions and provide guidance throughout their education. The student will be introduced to automotive systems, industry certifications, and job opportunities. Students will learn essential skills for the vehicle technician including safety, equipment fundamentals, and the proper use of measurement tools such as dial indicators, micrometers, and calipers. The automotive content will be balanced by an emphasis on skills that will enable students to be successful in school and in life. These skills will include time management, financial management, goal setting, learning strategies, career planning, and critical thinking strategies.
Lecture Hours 38
Lab/Shop Hours 82
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

The focus of this course is to provide the student with a detailed study of the modern internal combustion gasoline engine from the basic principles of design and operation to inspection, precision measurement, fitting, and reconditioning, to include engine block, cylinder heads, valve train, cooling systems, coolants, lubricating systems, and engine lubricants. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students learn how to diagnose various engine concerns through visual and auditory inspection. Students will properly disassemble, inspect, measure, troubleshoot, service, and reassemble a gasoline engine. Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) engines are featured in this course with focus on cylinder heads and design, camshafts, and valve trains. Valve timing strategies are emphasized concerning increased performance. Students will learn how to properly select and install manufacturer’s and aftermarket bolt-on engine components to achieve optimum performance. Students will utilize computers and simulation software to select engine components and identify characteristics and benefits of various part combinations. Students test engine component combinations in a simulated environment prior to assembly. During engine assembly, students properly identify, select, and utilize a variety of parts to achieve desired enhancements. Students will setup and conduct engine testing utilizing a dynamometer to demonstrate increased output and performance.
Lecture Hours 48
Lab/Shop Hours 72
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

The student is presented with comprehensive coverage of late model gasoline fuel systems from the properties of gasoline to the by-products of combustion, including fuel supply and injection, air induction systems, and related emissions controls. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Emphasis is on troubleshooting, replacement, overhaul, and adjustment of fuel injection systems, including computerized engine management controls. Students will learn how to diagnose no-start/no-fuel problems on hot and cold engines. The use of scan tools to retrieve trouble codes and five-gas analyzers to analyze emissions systems and combustion gases to determine necessary repairs and emissions law compliance is emphasized. Students will learn principles, operation and performance application of air induction systems including factory and aftermarket turbochargers and superchargers. Students will learn to calculate injector and fuel system modification and sizing based on application and desired horsepower gain. Students will gain working knowledge of performance tuning and modifications to sport compact vehicles while ensuring compliance with emissions laws. The student is introduced to aftermarket engine performance and tuning computers and their purpose. Performance and tuning tests will be conducted on a chassis dynamometer to monitor enhancements to vehicles including turbocharging, supercharging, and exhaust system modifications.
Lecture Hours 48
Lab/Shop Hours 72
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with practical theory in basic and solid state circuitry, including body electrical systems, operation and service of automotive storage batteries, automobile charging systems, starting systems, and lighting systems. Students will evaluate components using both conventional and electronic diagnostic equipment. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students will learn how to diagnose basic electrical, charging, starting, and lighting circuits through the use of diagnostic equipment to include test lights, multimeters, and continuity testers.
Lecture Hours 43
Lab/Shop Hours 77
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102, AT114, AT103

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge of conventional and computerized engine control systems and scientific engine testing and tune-up. Students will receive detailed instruction on operating principles, testing, replacement and repair of the ignition systems. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students will learn how to diagnose mechanical and electrical engine and control systems and determine needed action. Students will learn how to use diagnostic scan tools to retrieve engine, body, and other computerized control module trouble codes to determine condition, status, and determine needed action.
Lecture Hours 34
Lab/Shop Hours 86
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 4.5
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive coverage of drive train components, including theory, operating principles, service, and repair techniques of the clutch, differential and rear axles. Gearing, levers, hydraulics, component design, troubleshooting, replacement, disassembly, repair, service techniques, and assembly are emphasized. Manual and 4X4 transfer gear boxes, drive-shafts, U-joints, front and rear differentials, and manual transaxles are featured. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students will learn how to diagnose, inspect, remove and replace a clutch. Students will learn how to diagnose, clean, inspect, disassemble, and reassemble a transmission/transaxle. Students will learn how to diagnose, inspect, remove, replace, and service front wheel-drive components and rear-wheel drive components.
Lecture Hours 38
Lab/Shop Hours 82
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course has been developed to provide the student with knowledge and skills needed to successfully diagnose and make needed repairs to automatic transmissions and transaxles. Emphasis is placed on power-flow, operation, design, servicing equipment, troubleshooting, disassembly, inspection, replacement, assembly, testing, and adjustment. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students will learn how to perform necessary diagnostic tests using special equipment including scan tools to retrieve transmission/transaxle related trouble codes. Students will learn how to perform necessary service, repairs, and adjustments to automatic transmissions and transaxles.
Lecture Hours 48
Lab/Shop Hours 72
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with theory and application of automobile air conditioning and heating systems. Students will also be presented with the operation of various automobile accessories to include: power windows, door locks, and seats, and air bag operation and service. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students will learn how to diagnose abnormal operation of air conditioning and heating systems, remove and replace air conditioning and heating system components, and evacuate and recharge automobile air conditioning systems.
Lecture Hours 48
Lab/Shop Hours 72
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102, AT103

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with a more in-depth knowledge of electrical and electronic principles, and advanced circuit applications. Students will learn about automobile computerized control systems as they apply to engine and body control as well as transmission, suspension, braking systems, and other computerized systems. Computer operation, sensors, and actuators are emphasized. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students will learn how to diagnose automotive electrical and electronic circuits using a variety of diagnostic equipment to include digital volt-ohm meters, continuity testers, test lights, graphing multimeters, and oscilloscopes. Students will learn how to use diagnostic scan tools to retrieve trouble codes from vehicle computers and determine necessary repairs.
Lecture Hours 38
Lab/Shop Hours 82
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of design, operating principles, maintenance and service of the automotive brake systems and traction control. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis and service of rotors and drums with measuring and resurfacing included. Anti-lock braking is covered from operating principles through diagnosis and service. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students will learn how to diagnose mechanical and hydraulic problems within the vehicle braking systems. Students will learn how to diagnose computer control problems within the anti-lock and traction control systems.
Lecture Hours 34
Lab/Shop Hours 86
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 4.5
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with detailed instruction of the design and operating principles, maintenance and service of automobile suspension and steering systems including steering geometry and alignment angles. Emphasis is placed on wheel alignment procedures, including computerized four-wheel alignment. Service and diagnostics are stressed including McPherson struts, rack and pinion steering systems, and tire design and applications. New technologies are covered to incorporate electronic steering, and in-depth coverage of computerized suspension systems. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students will learn how to diagnose, inspect, and service steering system components using industry standard equipment. Students will learn how to diagnose inspect, remove and replace rear-wheel and front-wheel drive suspension component. Students will learn how to perform alignments on front and rear wheel drive vehicles.
Lecture Hours 24
Lab/Shop Hours 96
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 3.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the students with exposure to an actual shops environment, procedures, and protocol by applying prominent skills obtained in previous courses. Emphasis is placed on the removal and replacement of both engines and transaxles. Methods of securing future employment and the preparation of resumes are highlighted. Knowledge testing and skills application are highlighted among the topics. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems.
Lecture Hours 24
Lab/Shop Hours 96
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 3.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course has been designed to provide the student with an orientation and introduction to the management and business component of the automotive industry. The management and procedures associated with automotive related businesses are emphasized including employee/employer expectations, the service write-up process, business organizational structure, career opportunities, customer relations, personnel management, facilities, business records, insurance, and safety. Knowledge relating to management practices within an automotive business will help the student adapt and acclimate to the working environment. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students will learn how to prepare an employment resume and application. Students will learn how to complete various forms used in automotive businesses. Students will learn how to properly interview for employment.
Lecture Hours 45
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 45
Total Credits 3.0
Prerequisites None

Course Description

This course presents students with techniques to develop their critical thinking skills. Topics include the six sequential steps of critical thinking, the importance of language, ambiguity, structure of arguments and creative problem solving. Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to demonstrate an improvement in their ability to apply critical thinking skills to real world situations.
Lecture Hours 45
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 45
Total Credits 3.0
Prerequisites None

Course Description

This course is designed to be an exploration of how American government formed in its constitutional roots and how it continues to develop. Topics will include how government is organized, its influencing factors, and the development of public policy.
Lecture Hours 45
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 45
Total Credits 3.0
Prerequisites Placement score above minimum level or GEN089

Course Description

This course focuses on algebraic concepts essential for success in the workplace and other courses. Using real world examples and applications, students practice fundamental operations with number systems, formulas, algebraic expressions and liner equations. This course also explores problems involving factoring, inequalities, exponents, radicals, linear equations, functions, quadratic equations and graphs. Skills for success in mathematics will be emphasized.
Lecture Hours 45
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 45
Total Credits 3.0
Prerequisites Placement score above minimum level or GEN099

Course Description

Students develop written communication skills, with emphasis placed on the principles of effective communication which includes understanding the writing process, analysis of readings, as can be applied personally and professionally.
Lecture Hours 45
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 45
Total Credits 3.0
Prerequisites None

Course Description

This course will enhance the student’s understanding and appreciation of the uses of oral and written communication and will teach the skills needed to write and speak effectively in a variety of situations.


Notes:

IN102 – Driving Your Performance must precede all courses.
Course numbers are for reference only. The sequence of course offerings may vary depending on scheduling needs.

The listing of credits is not meant to imply that credits can be transferred into college or other private career school programs. Transfer credits are at the sole discretion of the receiving school.


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