Automotive Technology

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Automotive Technology is intended to prepare graduates for careers in automotive service and repair. This program is a collaboration with Lake Region State College located in Devils Lake. Students learn a combination of technical theory and experiential learning for a thorough understanding of how automobiles function and how to diagnose and repair problems.

Unlike many high-tech careers that require extensive and expensive college training, automotive technology careers can begin after two years of college. As with any career, lifelong learning and updated training are necessary, but the simple fact is, students in the automotive technology can get out into the real world sooner – and with less college debt.


Program Characteristics:

The program is provided through a partnership with Lake Region State College (LRSC). Students take the General Education Requirements, now called Essential Studies, courses on the Cankdeska Cikana Community College campus and take the automotive technology courses on the LRSC campus.
The Automotive Technology program at LRSC is student-centered. You begin the program at individual mastery levels and continue learning at your own rate. This competency-based education format allows you to enter the program on a space available basis throughout the year. (Lake Region State College, 2012)

Faculty

CCCC faculty are professionals who have been employed in private and public sectors of education and business. They continue to participate in professional development and scholarly activity to enhance their knowledge and to serve as role models for lifelong learning. The Automotive Technology faculty are top-notch, Master ASE-certified, award-winning instructors. They regularly attend conferences and have received education at the General Motors Training Center, Ford Training Center and Chrysler Training Center (LRSC, 2012).

Courses of Essential Studies

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
ENGL 100 Student Success FA,SP
1
ENGL 110 College Composition I FA,SP,SU
3
ASC 093 Intermediate Algebra** FA,SP,SU
3
  ND: FA  
3
  ND: SS or HIST  
3
ENGL 161 Dakota Language I FA,SP,SU
3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking FA,SP
3
DS 110 Dakota Thought, Philosophy, & Culture*** FA,SP,SU
3
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers* FA,SP
3
  ND:LABSC  
4
HPER 217 Personal and Community Health FA,SP 2
HPER101-104 Physical Education Activity FA,SP,SU
1
  TOTAL  
32
       
  *Must take this course before enrolling in an online course.    
  **Appropriate Placement Test  
  ***Alternate Summer Rotation  

 

Core Classes

Course # Course Name  
Credits
AUTO 111 Engine Fundamentals  
6
AUTO 112 Engine Overhaul  
6
AUTO 148 Suspension & Steering  

4

AUTO 158 Brakes  
4
AUTO 161 Electronics  
3
AUTO 162 Electrical Systems  
6
AUTO 181 Fuel Systems  
3
AUTO 182 Computer Controls  
3
AUTO 208 Hybrid and Light Duty Diesel  
4
AUTO 221 Automatic Transmission Fundamentals  
4
AUTO 222 Automatic Transmission Diagnostic & Repair  
4
AUTO 238 Manual Drivelines  
6
AUTO 278 Heating & Air Conditioning  
3
AUTO 288 Engine Performance II  
6
TECH 238 Welding  
2
  TOTAL  
64

 

Degree Program Total Credits.....96

Automotive Technology Course Descriptions