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Automotive Restoration Technology
Credential: Diploma in Automotive Restoration Technology
D60140

The Automotive Restoration Technology curriculum is designed to provide individuals with the competencies needed to work in the automotive restoration industry. The coursework includes research and application of information on specific components of a wide range of classic vehicles (1900 - 1970), such as internal combustion engines, transmissions, brakes, sheet metal, upholstery, starters, generators, and related systems. Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities in the automotive restoration industry.

Course Requirements for Automotive Restoration Technology Diploma

A. General Education Courses (6 SHC)

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ENG 102 Applied Communication II 3-0-3
MAT 101 Applied Mathematics I 2-2-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (31 SHC)

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ARS 101 Intro to Auto Rest 2-0-2
ARS 102 Auto Restoration Research 3-0-3
ARS 103 Automobile Upholstery 2-4-4
ARS 104 Restorative Skills I 2-4-4
ARS 107 Automotive Engines 1-3-2
ARS 108 Wood & Metal Restoration 2-2-3
ARS 131 Chassis and Drive 2-3-3
ARS 161 Electrical Systems Fundamentals 2-6-4
AUB 134 Auto Body MIG Welding 1-4-3
AUB 141 Mech & Elec Components I 2-2-3

C. Other Major Hours Required for Graduation (11 SHC)

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AUB 111 Painting and Refinishing I 2-6-4
AUB 112 Painting and Refinishing II 2-6-4
AUB 121 Non-Structural Damage I 1-4-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 48

Semester Curriculum for Automotive Restoration Technology Diploma

1st Semester (Fall)

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ARS 101 Intro to Auto Rest 2-0-2
ARS 107 Automotive Engines 1-3-2
ARS 108 Wood & Metal Restoration 2-2-3
ARS 161 Electrical Systems Fundamentals 2-6-4
AUB 111 Painting and Refinishing I 2-6-4
AUB 121 Non-Structural Damage I 1-4-3
10-21-18

2nd Semester (Spring)

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ARS 102 Auto Restoration Research 3-0-3
ARS 103 Automobile Upholstery 2-4-4
ARS 131 Chassis and Drive Train 2-3-3
AUB 112 Painting and Refinishing II 2-6-4
AUB 141 Mech & Elec Components I 2-2-3
ENG 102 Applied Communication II 3-0-3
14-15-20

3rd Semester (Summer)

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ARS 104 Restorative Skills I 2-4-4
AUB 134 Auto Body MIG Welding 1-4-3
MAT 101 Applied Mathematics I 2-2-3
5-10-10

Total Semester Hours Credit: 48

Automotive Restoration Technology
Credential: Certificate in Automotive Restoration Technology
C60140

The Automotive Restoration Technology curriculum is designed to provide individuals with the skills needed to work in an entry-level position in the automotive restoration industry. The coursework includes research and application of information on specific components of vehicles such as engines, sheet metal, auto body, and painting. Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities in the automotive restoration industry.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 3 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Diploma in Automotive Restoration Technology (Higher entrance standards required); Certificate in Automotive Restoration Technology
  • Program Site: Lee Campus - Evening Program

Course Requirements for Automotive Restoration Technology Certificate

A. Required Major Core Courses (16 SHC)

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ARS 101 Intro to Auto Rest 2-0-2
AUB 111 Painting and Refinishing I 2-6-4
AUB 112 Painting and Refinishing II 2-6-4
AUB 121 Non-Structural Damage I 1-4-3
AUB 141 Mech & Elec Components I 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 16

Semester Curriculum for Automotive Restoration Technology Certificate

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-Cl-SHC
ARS 101 Intro to Automotive Rest 2-0-2
AUB 111 Painting and Refinishing I 2-6-4
4-6-6

2nd Semester (Spring)

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AUB 121 Non-Structural Damage I 1-4-3
AUB 112 Painting and Refinishing II 2-6-4
3-10-7

3rd Semester (Fall)

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AUB 141 Mech & Elec Components I 2-2-3
2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit: 16

Automotive Systems Technology
Credential: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Automotive Systems Technology
A60160

This curriculum prepares individuals for employment as automotive service technicians. It provides an introduction to automotive careers and enhances the student's awareness of having to meet the challenges of this fast and ever-changing field. Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic coursework. Emphasis is placed on theory, servicing, and operation of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, steering/suspension, automatic transmission/transaxles, engine repair, climate control, and manual drive trains.

Upon completion of this curriculum, students should be prepared for ASE certification and be ready for full-time employment in dealerships and repair shops in the automotive service industry. Cooperative education opportunities may be available at some North Carolina Community Colleges.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 5 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Automotive Systems Technology
  • Program Site: Lee Campus - Day Program

Course Requirements for Automotive Systems Technology Degree

A. General Education Courses (15/17 SHC)

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ENG 110 Freshmen Composition 3-0-3
OR
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
AND
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
OR
ENG 116 Technical Report Writing 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
MAT 115 Mathematical Models 2-2-3
OR
PHY 121 Applied Physics 3-2-4
Social/Behavior Science Elective 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (18 SHC)

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AUT 141 Suspension & Steering Sys 2-3-3
AUT 151 Brake Systems 2-3-3
AUT 161 Basic Auto Electricity 4-3-5
AUT 181 Engine Performance 1 2-3-3
AUT 183 Engine Performance 2 2-6-4

C. Other Major Hours Required for Graduation (42/43 SHC)

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AUT 110 Intro to Auto Technology 2-2-3
AUT 114 Safety and Emissions 1-2-2
AUT 114A Safety and Emissions Lab 0-2-1
AUT 116 Engine Repair 2-3-3
AUT 116A Engine Repair Lab 0-3-1
AUT 141A Suspension and Steering Lab 0-3-1
AUT 151A Brake Systems Lab 0-3-1
AUT 163 Adv Auto Electricity 2-3-3
AUT 163A Adv Auto Electricity Lab 0-3-1
AUT 171 Auto Climate Control 2-4-4
AUT 181A Engine Performance 1 Lab 0-3-1
AUT 212 Auto Shop Management 3-0-3
AUT 221 Auto Transm/Transaxles 2-3-3
AUT 221A Auto Transm/Transax Lab 0-3-1
AUT 231 Man Trans/Axles/Drtrains 2-3-3
AUT 231A Man Trans/Ax/Drtrains Lab 0-3-1
AUT 281 Advanced Engine Performance 2-2-3
AUT 283 Advanced Auto Electronics 2-2-3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1-2-2
OR
AUT 186 PC Skills for Auto Techs 2-2-3
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1-3-2

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 75

Semester Curriculum for Automotive Systems Technology Degree

1st Semester (Fall)

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AUT 110 Intro to Auto Technology 2-2-3
AUT 141 Suspension & Steering Sys 2-3-3
AUT 141A Suspension and Steering Lab 0-3-1
AUT 161 Basic Auto Electricity 4-3-5
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1-2-2
OR
AUT 186 PC Skills for Auto Techs 2-2-3
MAT 115 Mathematical Models 2-2-3
OR
PHY 121 Applied Physics 3-2-4
11/13-15-17/19

2nd Semester (Spring)

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AUT 151 Brake Systems 2-3-3
AUT 151A Brake Systems Lab 0-3-1
AUT 163 Adv Auto Electricity 2-3-3
AUT 163A Adv Auto Electricity Lab 0-3-1
AUT 181 Engine Performance 1 2-3-3
AUT 181A Engine Performance 1 Lab 0-3-1
ENG 110 Freshman Composition 3-0-3
OR
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
AND
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
9-18/20-15/16

3rd Semester (Summer)

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AUT 114 Safety and Emissions 1-2-2
AUT 114A Safety and Emissions Lab 0-2-1
AUT 171 Auto Climate Control 2-4-4
AUT 183 Engine Performance 2 2-6-4
5-14-11

4th Semester (Fall)

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AUT 116 Engine Repair 2-3-3
AUT 116A Engine Repair Lab 0-3-1
AUT 212 Auto Shop Management 3-0-3
AUT 231 Man Trans/Axles/Drtrains 2-3-3
AUT 231A Manual Transmissions/Axles/Drive Trains Lab 0-3-1
ENG 114 Report Writing 3-0-3
OR
ENG 116 Technical Report Writing 3-0-3
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1-3-2
11-15-16

5th Semester (Spring)

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AUT 221 Auto Transm/Transaxles 2-3-3
AUT 221A Auto Transm/Transax Lab 0-3-1
AUT 281 Advanced Engine Performance 2-2-3
AUT 283 Advanced Automotive Electronics 2-2-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3
12-10-16

Total Semester Hours Credit: 75/78

Automotive Systems Technology
Credential: Diploma in Automotive Systems Technology
D60160

This curriculum prepares individuals for employment as automotive service technicians. It provides an introduction to automotive careers and enhances the student's awareness of having to meet the challenges of this fast and ever-changing field. Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic coursework. Emphasis is placed on theory, servicing, and operation of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, steering/suspension, automatic transmission/transaxles, engine repair, climate control, and manual drive trains.

Upon completion of this curriculum, students should be prepared for ASE certification and be ready for full-time employment in dealerships and repair shops in the automotive service industry. Cooperative education opportunities may be available at some North Carolina Community Colleges.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 3 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Automotive Systems Technology (Higher entrance standards required); Diploma in Automotive Systems Technology
  • Program Site: Lee Campus - Day Program

Course Requirements for Automotive Systems Technology Diploma

A. General Education Courses (6/7 SHC)

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*ENG 102 Applied Communication II 3-0-3
*MAT 101 Applied Mathematics I 2-2-3
OR
PHY 121 Applied Physics I 3-2-4

B. Required Major Core Courses (18 SHC)

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AUT 141 Suspension & Steering Sys 2-3-3
AUT 151 Brake Systems 2-3-3
AUT 161 Basic Auto Electricity 4-3-5
AUT 181 Engine Performance 1 2-3-3
AUT 183 Engine Performance 2 2-6-4

C. Other Major Hours Required for Graduation (19/20 SHC)

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AUT 110 Intro to Auto Technology 2-2-3
AUT 114 Safety and Emissions 1-2-2
AUT 114A Safety and Emissions Lab 0-2-1
AUT 141A Suspension and Steering Lab 0-3-1
AUT 151A Brake Systems Lab 0-3-1
AUT 163 Adv Auto Electricity 2-3-3
AUT 163A Adv Auto Electricity Lab 0-3-1
AUT 171 Auto Climate Control 2-4-4
AUT 181A Engine Performance 1 Lab 0-3-1
AUT 186 PC Skills for Auto Techs 2-2-3
OR
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1-2-2

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 43

Semester Curriculum for Automotive Systems Technology Diploma

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-Cl-SHC
AUT 110 Intro to Auto Technology 2-2-3
AUT 141 Suspension & Steering Sys 2-3-3
AUT 141A Suspension and Steering Lab 0-3-1
AUT 161 Basic Auto Electricity 4-3-5
AUT 186 PC Skills for Auto Techs 2-2-3
OR
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1-2-2
*MAT 101 Applied Mathematics 2-2-3
OR
PHY 121 Applied Physics 3-2-4
11/13-15-17/19

2nd Semester (Spring)

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AUT 151 Brake Systems 2-3-3
AUT 151A Brake Systems Lab 0-3-1
AUT 163 Adv Auto Electricity 2-3-3
AUT 163A Adv Auto Electricity Lab 0-3-1
AUT 181 Engine Performance 1 2-3-3
AUT 181A Engine Performance 1 Lab 0-3-1
*ENG 102 Applied Communication II 3-0-3
9-18-15

3rd Semester (Summer)

C-L-Cl-SHC
AUT 114 Safety and Emissions 1-2-2
AUT 114A Safety and Emissions Lab 0-3-1
AUT 171 Auto Climate Control 2-4-4
AUT 183 Engine Performance 2 2-6-4
5-15-11

*Course is not transferable to the Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Total Semester Hours Credit: 43/45

Automotive Systems Technology
Credential: Certificate in Automotive Systems Technology
C60160

This curriculum prepares individuals for employment as automotive service technicians. It provides an introduction to automotive careers and enhances the student's awareness of having to meet the challenges of this fast and ever-changing field. Courses include both classroom and lab experiences. Emphasis is placed on theory, servicing, and operation of electrical/electronic systems. Upon completion of this curriculum, students should be prepared for ASE electrical certification and be ready for full-time employment in dealerships and repair shops in the automotive service industry.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Automotive Systems Technology (Higher entrance standards required); Diploma in Automotive Systems Technology (Higher entrance standards required); Certificate in Automotive Systems Technology
  • Program Site: Lee Campus - Evening Program

Course Requirements for Automotive Systems Technology Certificate

A. Required Core Courses (8 SHC)

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AUT 161 Basic Auto Electricity 4-3-5
AUT 181 Engine Performance 1 2-3-3

B. Other Major Hours Required for Graduation (8 SHC)

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AUT 163 Adv Auto Electricity 2-3-3
AUT 163A Adv Auto Electricity Lab 0-3-1
AUT 181A Engine Performance 1 Lab 0-3-1
AUT 283 Advanced Auto Electronics 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 16

Semester Curriculum for Automotive Systems Technology Certificate

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-Cl-SHC
AUT 161 Basic Auto Electricity 4-3-5
4-3-5

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-Cl-SHC
AUT 163 Adv Auto Electricity 2-3-3
AUT 163A Adv Auto Electricity Lab 0-3-1
AUT 181 Engine Performance 1 2-3-3
AUT 181A Engine Performance 1 Lab 0-3-1
AUT 283 Advanced Automotive Electronics 2-2-3
6-14-11

Total Semester Hours Credit: 16

Motorcycle Mechanics
Credential: Diploma in Motorcycle Mechanics
D60260

This curriculum provides a training program for developing the basic knowledge and skills needed to inspect, diagnose, repair, and/or adjust motorcycles, and all terrain vehicles (ATVs). Coursework, including a thorough understanding of the operating principles involved in modern motorcycles, will be presented in class assignments, discussion, demonstration, and shop practice. Graduates receiving a diploma may find employment with motorcycle dealers, independent repair shops, or may set up their own business after they have developed skills in the trade.

Course Requirements for Motorcycle Mechanics Diploma

A. General Education Courses (6 SHC)

C-L-Cl-SHC
ENG 102 Applied Communication II 3-0-3
MAT 101 Applied Math I 2-2-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (14 SHC)

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MCM 102 Motorcycle Engines 2-9-5
MCM 103 Motorcycle Electrical Systems 2-8-6
MCM 105 Motorcycle Chassis 1-6-3

Other Required Hours (16 SHC)

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MCM 101 Introduction to Motorcycle Mech. 3-8-7
MCM 104 Motorcycle Fuel Systems 2-6-5
MCM 106 Troubleshooting 2-6-4

C. Other Major Hours Required for Graduation (10 SHC)

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BUS 230 Small Business Management 3-0-3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1-2-2
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1-2-2
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 1-4-3
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1-3-2

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 46

Semester Curriculum for Motorcycle Mechanics Diploma

1st Semester (Summer)

C-L-Cl-SHC
BUS 230 Small Business Management 3-0-3
MCM 101 Introduction to Motorcycle Mechanics 3-8-7
6-8-10

2nd Semester (Fall)

C-L-Cl-SHC
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1-2-2
MAT 101 Applied Math I 2-2-3
MCM 102 Motorcycle Engines 2-9-5
MCM 103 Motorcycle Electrical Systems 2-8-6
WLD 112 Basic Welding Procedures 1-3-2
8-24-18

3rd Semester (Spring)

C-L-Cl-SHC
ENG 102 Applied Communication II 3-0-3
MCM 104 Motorcycle Fuel Systems 2-6-5
MCM 105 Motorcycle Chassis 1-6-3
MCM 106 Troubleshooting 2-6-4
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 1-4-3
9-22-18

Total Semester Hours Credit: 46

Motorcycle Mechanics
Credential: Certificate in Motorcycle Mechanics
C60260

This curriculum provides a training program for developing the basic knowledge and skills needed to inspect, diagnose, repair, and/or adjust motorcycles, and all terrain vehicles (ATVs). Coursework, including a thorough understanding of the operating principles involved in modern motorcycles, will be presented in class assignments, discussion, demonstration, and shop practice.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Diploma in Motorcycle Mechanics (Higher entrance standards required); Certificate in Motorcycle Mechanics
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Evening Program

Course Requirements for Motorcycle Mechanics Certificate

A. Required Major Core Courses (12 SHC)

C-L-Cl-SHC
MCM 101 Introduction to Motorcycle Mechanics 3-8-7
MCM 102 Motorcycle Engines 2-9-5

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 12

Semester Curriculum for Motorcycle Mechanics Certificate

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-Cl-SHC
MCM 101 Introduction to Motorcycle Mechanics 3-8-7
3-8-7

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-Cl-SHC
MCM 102 Motorcycle Engines 2-9-5
2-9-5

Total Semester Hours Credit: 12