Automotive Service Management - Columbia

AUTO212AAS - Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

CIP Code: 47.0604
SOC Code: 49-3023

Day/Afternoon Programs

Lincoln Tech Inc. 2018-12-12T18:16:25-05:00 2018-12-12T18:54:58-05:00 Lincoln Technical Institute, Inc. Lincoln Technical Institute, Inc. Lincoln Tech,Columbia ,Automotive Service Management

Program Objective

Provide the graduate 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 completion of this program, the graduates will be qualified for entry into 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. Students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments in each course.


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.

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.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of late model gasoline fuel systems from the properties of gasoline to the by-products of combustion, including fuel supply and air induction systems, related emissions controls, and the principles of turbocharging. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting, replacement, overhaul, and adjustment of fuel injection systems, including computer control models. 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 use diagnostic scan tools to retrieve emission control trouble codes and determine necessary repairs. Students will learn how to diagnose no-start/no-fuel problems on hot and cold engines. Students will learn how to operate exhaust gas analysis equipment and determine necessary action.

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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Course Description

This course introduces human behavior. It includes the study of the theories and concepts of psychology including the scope of psychology, biological foundations and the brain, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, learning/memory, emotion, states of consciousness, personality theories, cognition, life-span development, and applied psychology.

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.

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.

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.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with a basic scientific overview of how nature works and how things in nature are interconnected. This course explores the study of the earth’s natural resources. Topics include the study of how air, water, soil, natural energy, and the minerals are critical and related parts of the earths interconnect systems.

Course Description

This course is designed to give students guided practice in the fundamental skills they will need to complete college-level reading and writing assignments. Mastery and review of Basic English concepts, essential to successful college and work experience, will be emphasized throughout the course. Students will apply their learning to a variety of writing activities that emphasize the development of paragraphs and essays.

Course Description

This course focuses on concepts and applications of arithmetic, including whole numbers, fractions, ratios, proportions, the decimal system, and percent’s. Brief introductions to algebra, formulas, algebraic expressions, and linear equations are also included. Special emphasis is placed on the application of basic math skills to common workplace problems and real-life situations.




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