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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Automotive Technology I, Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare the student for entry level positions in the occupational specialty of automotive technician. The Certificate of Competency in Automotive Technology I will be awarded upon successful completion of the minimum competencies as out-lined below. Program completers will be prepared to seek positions as entry-level automotive service technicians and automotive mechanics.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Identify tool and equipment nomenclature.
  • Adhere to tool safety regulations.
  • Explain the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and the "right to know."
  • Utilize electronic and service manuals.
  • Define the overview of the automobile and its major components.
  • Install electronic pollution controls.
  • Test, service and repair electronic pollution controls requirements.
  • Repair electronic braking systems.
  • Explain testing, service and repair requirements for electronic braking systems.
  • Identify electronic controlled trip computers.
  • Install warning, security, and sound systems.
  • Prepare engines for removal. Disassemble, inspect, and clean engine parts.
  • Inspect and measure crankshaft.
  • Install bearing, pistons, piston rings, and crankshaft
  • Perform reconditioning of valve seats and valve stem seals.
  • Remove the camshaft. Install timing components, gears chain, and belts.
  • Inspect and service oil pumps.

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Required Courses
Required CoursesCredits
AUT 100 - Introduction to Automotive Service Operation and Shop Practices2
AUT 101 - Automotive Electricity and Electronics4
AUT 102 - Automotive Engines4
AUT 103 - Brake Systems4
AUT 114 - Steering and Suspension4
AUT 115 - Fuel I and II2

Total Credits: 20

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