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Power Technologies Degree Program

Program of Study

The Power Technologies program offers entry-level and advanced instruction, with an emphasis on the analysis and diagnosis of modern gasoline and diesel vehicles. 

Students may select courses in areas of specialization within the Power Technologies Program. Automotive, small engines, diesel, and recreational vehicle and marine specializations are available.

Available certificate programs allow the student to select courses that provide the skills for ASE certification tests.

  • The faculty has identified the following Learning Outcomes for all graduates:
  • Troubleshoot electrical, computer, mechanical and emissions systems.
  • Operate a Computer Service Information to assist in repair of automotive systems.
  • Reinforce ethical business practices in relations with customers and suppliers.
  • Use mathematical skills in analytical and practical problem-solving.
  • Diagnose electrical, electronic and driveline systems.
  • Use proper test meters, computers and lab scopes.
  • Study and test engines for proper operation to meet manufacturer specifications.
  • Perform engine overhaul and perform complete car service.

NOTE: This program is offered primarily evenings; selected courses are offered during the day.

POTENTIAL OCCUPATIONS:

  • Service Technician
  • Diesel Technician
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Marine Equipment Technician
  • Service Manager

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

TECHNICAL CONCENTRATION

Course  Course Name  Credit Hours 
AAD 1110 Auto Electricity 4
AAD 1120 Auto Engines 4
AAD 1150 Introduction to Auto 3
AAD 1330 Drivability 3
AAD 1400 Suspension 3
AAD 1500 Braking Systems 3
AAD 2440 Automotive Power Train I 3
AAD 2450 Electronic Engine Controls 4
AAD 2520 Automotive Power Train II 4
AAD 2640 Fuel and Emission Systems 3
AAD 2660 Air Conditioning and Heating 3
Choose: AAD 2900/EBE 2980/AAD 2980 Capstone/Cooperative Education Seminar/Cooperative Work Experience 1-6

Total Technical Credit Hours: 38-43

GENERAL EDUCATION AND RELATED COURSES

 Course  Course Name  Credit Hours
GEN 1000 First-Year Seminar 1
DLS 1090 Digital Literacy and Applications 3
Choose One: ENG 1050/ENG 1020 College Composition I 3/5
ENG 1900 Technical Writing for Business and Industry 3
MFG 1020 Safety 1
MTH 1150 Math for the Trades 4
PHY 1070 Survey of Physics 3
PHY 1075 Survey of Physics Lab 1
SPE 2010 Effective Speaking 3

Humanities Elective                                       3

Social Science Elective                                   3

 

Total General Education and Related Credit Hours: 28/30

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 66-73

See your advisor for appropriate course selection.

All students graduating from Terra State Community College with an Associate degree of any kind will be functionally proficient in common computer operations and applications. Please see your academic advisor or academic division office for further details.

To determine when courses are scheduled, see the program curriculum sheet which is available from the Enrollment Services office in Building A/Room 100, or from the Engineering, Technologies, and Mathematics Division, Building E, Room 107.

Programs of Study

Automotive Certificates

The following certificate programs incorporate the competencies recommended by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Master Automobile Technician Program for tests A1- A8 and T2. By successfully completing any of these certificates, students will receive the prescribed hours of training necessary to be able to sit for the ASE certification examination for that topic.

Certificate credits may also be applied to an appropriate major leading to an associate degree.

Engine Repair Certificate

(Preparation for ASE Test A1)

Course  Course Name  Credit Hours 
AAD 1150 Introduction to Auto 3
AAD 1110 Auto Electricity 4
AAD 1120 Auto Engines 4
AAD 1330 Ignition & Drivability 3

Total Credit Hours: 14

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CERTIFICATE

(Preparation for ASE Test A2)

 Course  Course Name  Credit Hours 
AAD 1150 Introduction to Auto 3
AAD 1110 Auto Electricity 3
AAD 2520 Automotive Power Train II 3

Total Credit Hours: 9

MANUAL DRIVE TRAIN & AXLES CERTIFICATE

(Preparation for ASE Test A3)

Course  Course Name  Credit Hours 
AAD 1150 Introduction to Auto 3
AAD 2440 Automotive Power Train I 3

Total Credit Hours: 6

SUSPENSION AND STEERING CERTIFICATE

(Preparation for ASE Test A4)

Course  Course Name  Credit Hours 
AAD 1150 Introduction to Auto 3
AAD 1400 Suspension 4

Total Credit Hours:  7

BRAKES CERTIFICATE

(Preparation for ASE Test A5)

Course  Course Name  Credit Hours 
AAD 1150 Introduction to Auto 3
AAD 1500 Braking Systems 4

Total Credit Hours: 7

ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS CERTIFICATE

(Preparation for ASE Test A6)

Course  Course Name  Credit Hours 
AAD 1150 Introduction to Auto 3
AAD 1110 Auto Electricity 4
AAD 2450 Electronic Engine Controls 4

Total Credit Hours: 11

HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING CERTIFICATE

(Preparation for ASE Test A7)

 Course Course Name  Credit Hours 
AAD 1150 Introduction to Auto 3
AAD 1110 Auto Electricity 4
AAD 2660 Air Conditioning & Heating 3

Total Credit Hours: 10

ENGINE PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE

(Preparation for ASE Test A8)

 Course  Course Name  Credit Hours
AAD 1150 Introduction to Auto 3
AAD 1110 Auto Electricity 4
AAD 1120 Auto Engines 4
AAD 1330 Drivability 3
AAD 2450 Electronic Engine Controls 4
AAD 2640 Fuel and Emission Systems 3

Total Credit Hours: 21

DIESEL ENGINES CERTIFICATE

(Preparation for ASE Test T2)

Course  Course Name  Credit Hours 
AAD 1150 Introduction to Auto 3
AAD 1110 Auto Electricity 4
AAD 1250 Light Diesel Engines 2

Total Credit Hours: 9

Power Technology Certificates

These certificates in Power Technology cover a broad range of power equipment other than automotive. They are designed to fit the needs of students preparing for entry level positions as well as experienced technicians seeking to upgrade their skills.

Certificate credits may also be applied to an appropriate major leading to an associate degree.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AND MARINE CERTIFICATE

Course  Course Name  Credit Hours 
AAD 1110 Auto Electricity 4
AAD 1120 Auto Engines 4
AAD 1150 Introduction to Auto 3
AAD 1250 Light Diesel Engines 2
AAD 2660 Air Conditioning & Heating 3
AAD 2450 Electronic Engine Controls 4
MET 2200 Hydraulics I 3
MFG 1020 Safety 1

Total Credit Hours: 24

DIESEL CERTIFICATE

 Course  Course Name  Credit Hours
AAD 1110 Auto Electricity 4
AAD 1120 Auto Engines 4
AAD 1150 Introduction to Auto 3
AAD 1250 Light Diesel Engines 2
MET 1040 Power & Hand Tools 1
MFG 1020 Safety  1

Total Credit Hours: 15
 

Cancelled Classes

 There are class cancellations for Thursday, April 28, 2016.    

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