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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Automotive Technology II, Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare the student for above entry-level positions in the automotive service industry. The Certificate of Competency in Automotive Technology II will be awarded upon successful completion of the competencies outlined below.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Define OBD (On-Board Diagnostics).
  • Utilize testing tools to retrieve malfunction codes from the computer system.
  • Identify importance of emission controls and emission control procedures.
  • Test input sensors, and actuator sensors.
  • Identify EGR (Exhaust, Gas, and Recirculation) Systems.
  • Measure, assemble and install new parts as required.
  • Differentiate between 4-wheel drive and all wheels drive vehicles.
  • Service 4-wheel drive and all wheels drive vehicles.
  • Identify hydraulic systems.
  • Remove, overhaul and reinstall transmission/transaxle in vehicles.
  • Restore units back to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Demonstrate using two or more 02 sensors.
  • Solve case studies of vehicle engine parts and malfunctions.
  • Utilize AC and DC test instruments.
  • Recognize delayed lighting and running lamps.
  • Install and repair automatic locks, security and anti-theft devices.
  • Install and repair radios and speakers systems.
  • Replace and repair electronic heat grids on rear windows.
  • Utilize automatic vehicle leveling systems.

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Required Courses
Required CoursesCredits
AUT 121 - Engine Performance3
AUT 201 - Automotive Chassis and Security Systems2
AUT 150 - Air Conditioning2
AUT 151 - Ignition Systems2
AUT 152 - Computer and Emissions Systems3
AUT 153 - Automotive Manual Transmission/Transaxle and Chassis3
AUT 200 - Automotive Automatic Transmission/Transaxle4
AUT 123 - Power Train Controls2

Total Credits: 21

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