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
Total semester credit hours 76.0
Instructional hours 405
Weeks to complete - Day Approximately 82 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks)
Weeks to complete - Afternoon Approximately 82 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks)

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.


Lecture Hours 0
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 0
Total Credits 4.0
Prerequisites IN102C must proceed all technical 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 0
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 0
Total Credits 4.0
Prerequisites IN102C

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 0
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 0
Total Credits 4.0
Prerequisites IN102C

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.
Lecture Hours 0
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 0
Total Credits 4.0
Prerequisites IN102C

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 0
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 0
Total Credits 4.0
Prerequisites IN102C

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 0
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 0
Total Credits 4.0
Prerequisites IN102C

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 0
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 0
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102C, AT102C, AT103C

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 0
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 0
Total Credits 4.0
Prerequisites IN102C

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 0
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 0
Total Credits 4.0
Prerequisites IN102C

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 0
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 0
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102C, AT103C

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 0
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 0
Total Credits 4.0
Prerequisites IN102C

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 0
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 0
Total Credits 3.0
Prerequisites IN102C

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 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 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 None

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.
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 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.
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 None

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.
Lecture Hours 45
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 45
Total Credits 3.0
Prerequisites None

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.
Lecture Hours 45
Lab/Shop Hours 0
Total Hours 45
Total Credits 3.0
Prerequisites None

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.


Notes:

IN102C – Driving Your Performance must precede all technical courses.
Course numbers are for reference only. The sequence of course offerings may vary depending on scheduling needs.
Developmental Courses Students enrolled in the Associates Degree programs will be required to either; Provide documentation verifying a combined SAT score of 1350 or higher, or ACT score of 17 or higher in both Math and English, OR Take the placement test measuring both Math and English proficiency and attain a passing score. Testers not receiving a passing score will be required to take a development course in English, Math or both. Those students required to take Developmental Courses in either Math or English must successfully complete the Developmental course before taking the subsequent Math or English college level course. The Developmental course will be graded as either PD (Pass Developmental) or NPD (Not Passed Developmental) and shall not enter into the GPA calculation and will not applied toward graduation requirements.
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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