Automotive Mechanics - East Windsor

AUTO101C - Certificate Program

CIP Code: 47.0604
SOC Code: 49-3023

Day/Afternoon/Evening Programs

Lincoln Tech Inc. 2018-12-12T18:16:25-05:00 2018-12-12T18:43:51-05:00 Lincoln Technical Institute, Inc. Lincoln Technical Institute, Inc. Lincoln Tech,East Windsor ,Automotive Mechanics
Total semester credit hours 29.5
Instructional hours 720
Weeks to complete - Day Approximately 33 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks)
Weeks to complete - Afternoon Approximately 33 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks)
Weeks to complete - Evening Approximately 33 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks)

Program Objective

Provide the graduate with the entry-level knowledge and skills required to correctly test, replace, repair and adjust automobile: basic gasoline engines, electrical charging, starting and lighting systems, brake, steering, suspension, air conditioning, and electrical accessory systems. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be qualified for entry into the automotive service career field as a mechanic capable of performing most common service operations in the systems listed and with supervision may perform more complex tasks.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

This course is designed 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, including 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 will learn how to diagnose various engine concerns through visual and auditory inspection. Students will learn how to disassemble, measure, troubleshoot, service, and reassemble a gasoline powered internal combustion engine.
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 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 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.


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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