Automotive Technology

WELCOME TO THE AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM AT KAUA'I COMMUNITY COLLEGE!

The Automotive Technology program is a competency-based  program designed following standards specified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The competencies the student is expected to achieve in the program are based on the task described by NATEF: Automotive Transmission and Transaxle; Brakes; Electrical/Electronic Systems; Engine Performance; Engine Repair; Heating and Air Conditioning; Manual Drive Train and Axles; and Suspension and Steering.

Graduation Requirements:

A GPA of 2.0 or higher in all AMT courses is needed to meet graduation requirements.

All AMT courses are sequenced and offered only in designated semesters as listed. Support courses are offered in both Fall and Spring semesters.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in entry-level skills for employment in the automotive service field or related areas.
  • Apply the theory behind automotive procedures and use critical thinking when performing service, maintenance, diagnostics, and repair of all major automotive systems.
  • Comply with personal and environmental safety practices in accordance with applicable safety and environmental regulations.
  • Identify and use appropriate tools, testing and measuring equipment required to accomplish each task established by National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
  • Locate references, training information and manufacturer’s procedures from industry resources using the appropriate technology and will be able to perform tasks in accordance with their research.
  • Perform all diagnostic and repair tasks in accordance with manufacturer’s recommended procedures as published.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

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Guided Pathways to Completion

 

Automotive Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree 71 credits

FALL Semester 1 (First year)

  • AMT 100 Intro to Automotive (2 credits)
  • AMT 141 Electrical/Electronic Systems I (5 credits).
  • AMT 152 Brake Systems (4 credits)
  • AMT 154 Suspension and Steering Systems (4 credits) 
  • Thinking Reasoning/MATH (3 credits)

SPRING Semester 2

  • AMT 129 Engine Repair (7 credits)
  • AMT 241 Electrical/Electronic Systems II (4 credits)
  • AMT 145 Manual Drivetrain and Axles (4 credits)   
  • PHYS 101 CTE Physics (3 credits)

FALL Semester 3 (Second year)

  • AMT 240 Fuel and Emission Systems (4 credits) 
  • AMT 242 Engine Performance I (5 credits)
  • AMT 149 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles (4 credits) 
  • Cultural Environment (3 credits)
  • Social Environment (3 credits)

SPRING Semester 4

  • AMT 244 Engine Performance II (5 credits)
  • AMT 144 Heating and Air Conditioning (4 credits)
  • AMT 260 Diagnostic and Repair (4 credits)
  • Communication (3 credits)

Total Credits 71

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Undercar Specialist Certificate of Competency (CO) 15 Credits

Fall Semester 1

  • AMT 100 Intro to Automotive (2 credits)
  • AMT 141 Electrical/Electronic Systems I (5 credits)
  • AMT 152 Brake Systems 4 cr.
  • AMT 154 Suspension and Steering Systems (4 credits)

Total Credits 15

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Engine Specialist Certificate of Competency (CO) 14 credits

Spring Semester 2

  • AMT 100 Intro to Automotive (2 credits)
  • AMT 129 Engine Repair (7 credits)
  • AMT 141 Electrical/Electronic Systems I (5 credits)

Total Credits 14

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Drivetrain Specialist Certificate of Competency (CO) 11 Credits


Spring Semester 2

  • AMT 100 Intro to Automotive (2 credits) 
  • AMT 141 Electrical/Electronic Systems I (5 credits)
  • AMT 145 Manual Drivetrain and Axles (4 credits)

Total credits 11

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Heavy Line Technician Certificate of Achievement (CA) 30 credits

Fall semester 3

  • AMT 100 Intro to Automotive (2 credits) 
  • AMT 129 Engine Repair (7 credits)
  • AMT 141 Electrical/Electronic Systems I (5 credits)
  • AMT 145 Manual Drivetrain and Axles (4 credits)
  • AMT 149 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles (4 credits)
  • AMT 152 Brake Systems (4 credits)
  • AMT 154 Suspension and Steering Systems (4 credits)

Total Credits 30

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HEV Preventive Maintenance and Repair Certificate of Competency (CO)18 Credits

Spring Semester 4

  • AMT 129 Engine Repair (7 credits)
  • AMT 141 Electrical/Electronic Systems I (5 credits)
  • AMT 171 HEV I Intro to HEV (3 credits)
  • AMT 172 HEV II Preventive Maintenance and Repair (3 credits)

Total Credits 18

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HEV Diagnostic and Repair Certificate of Competency (CO) 16 Credits


Spring Semester 4

  • AMT 141 Electrical/Electronic Systems I (5 credits) 
  • AMT 171 HEV I Intro to HEV (3 credits)
  • AMT 173 HEV III Diagnostic and Repair (3 credits)
  • AMT 244 Engine Performance II (5 credits)

Total Credits 16

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Automotive Green Technology Certificate of Achievement (CA) 26 Credits

Sprint Semester 4

  • AMT 129 Engine Repair (7 credits)
  • AMT 141 Electrical/Electronic Systems I (5 credits) 
  • AMT 171 HEV I Intro to HEV (3 credits)
  • AMT 172 HEV II Preventive Maintenance and Repair (3 credits)
  • AMT 173 HEV III Diagnostic and Repair (3 credits)
  • AMT 244 Engine Performance II (5 credits)
Total Credits 26

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Electronics/Computer Control Specialist Certificate of Achievement (CA) 27 Credits

Spring Semester 4
  • AMT 141 Electrical/Electronic Systems I (5 credits) 
  • AMT 144 Heating and Air Conditioning (4 credits)
  • AMT 240 Fuels and Emission Systems (4 credits)
  • AMT 241 Electrical/Electronic Systems II (4 credits)
  • AMT 242 Engine Performance I (5 credits)
  • AMT 244 Engine Performance II (5 credits)

Total Credits 27

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Drivability Technician Certificate of Achievement (CA) 34 Credits

Spring Semester 4

  • AMT 129 Engine Repair (7 credits)
  • AMT 141 Electrical/Electronic Systems I (5 credits)
  • AMT 240 Fuels and Emission Systems (4 credits)
  • AMT 241 Electrical/Electronic Systems II (4 credits)
  • AMT 242 Engine Performance I (5 credits)
  • AMT 244 Engine Performance II (5 credits)
  • AMT 260 Diagnostic and Repair (4 credits)

Total Credits 34

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Master Automobile Service Technology Certificate of Achievement (CA) 56 Credits

Spring Semester 4

  • AMT 100 Intro to Automotive (2 credits)
  • AMT 129 Engine Repair (7 credits)
  • AMT 141 Electrical/Electronic Systems I (5 credits)
  • AMT 144 Heating and AC (4 credits)
  • AMT 145 Manual Drivetrain and Axles (4 credits)
  • AMT 149 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles (4 credits)
  • AMT 152 Brake Systems (4 credits)
  • AMT 154 Suspension and Steering Systems (4 credits)
  • AMT 240 Fuel and Emission Systems (4 credits)
  • AMT 241 Electrical/Electronic Systems II (4 credits)
  • AMT 242 Engine Performance I (5 credits)
  • AMT 244 Engine Performance II (5 credits)
  • AMT 260 Diagnostic and Repair (4 credits)

Total Credits 56

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With "outstanding" instructors and state-of-the-art equipment, we prepare students with the necessary skills and behaviors to have a successful career in the automotive industry.