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Automotive and Diesel Technology – AOS Degree (60 Credits)

  /    /  Automotive and Diesel Technology – AOS Degree (60 Credits)

Automotive and Diesel Technology

AOS Degree (60 Credits)

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE

The A.O.S. degree program in Automotive and Diesel Technology provides students with an opportunity to acquire professional skills and industry certification in all areas of the transportation technology. The program is comprised of a hands-on curriculum consisting of 60 credits of automotive, truck, diesel and transportation related courses over a span of four semesters.

This program is designed to prepare students in five areas of ASE Education Foundation Automotive Certification and seven areas of ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Certifications. Graduates will be able to correctly test, diagnose, repair and adjust as necessary the components in the areas of gasoline engine performance, brakes, steering and suspension, electrical/electronic system, diesel engines, heavy duty chassis, and preventive maintenance inspection. The program is continually updated to provide the theoretical knowledge and “real-world” skills required to service the latest vehicles and ensure customer satisfaction. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to begin careers as Truck and Diesel Technicians and related support positions.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to meet the huge demands for skilled Automotive and Diesel Technicians driven by technological advances in the transportation industry.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT
  • 15 months
  • AOS – Associate in Occupational Studies Degree, Career Program (60 Credits)
  • 1440 hours of total training
  • Excellent faculty to student ratio
  • Prepares for Student ASE Licensing
  • NYADI has join forces with industry leaders and is currently offering stackable certification from Mercedes-Benz, Isuzu Trucks, FORD, Fiat Chrysler, Get Ahead, NC3, ALL Data
COURSE SCHEDULE
60 CREDITS
SEMESTER 1
15 – Credits

AT100 – Performance Fundamentals
TD100 – Heavy Duty Steering & Suspension
AT105 – Manual Drive Trains & Axles
AT108 – Automotive Electrical Foundations
AT101 – Engine Repair

SEMESTER 2
15 – Credits

TD101 – Heavy Duty Braking Systems
TD102 – Diesel Engine
AT110 – Electrical/Electronic Systems
TD202 – Diesel Fuel Systems
EG101 – College Reading and Writing

SEMESTER 3
15 – Credits

AT202 – Advanced Electronic Systems
TD204 – Heavy Duty Undercarriage
AT208 – Automatic Transmissions I
AT215 – Climate Control
EG102 – Technical Communications

SEMESTER 4
15 – Credits

AT112 – Engine Electronics
AT209 – Automatic Transmissions II
TD210 – Diesel Engine Accessories
MA100 – Technical Mathematics
SS100 – The Automobile and Society

DIESEL TECHNICIAN JOB OPPORTUNITIES
  • Master Diesel Technician
  • Diesel Service Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Service Advisor
  • Industrial Research/Development
  • Diesel Machine Shop
  • Auto Parts Manager/Owner
  • Technical Representative
  • Wheel Alignment/Suspension Technician
  • Fleet Maintenance
  • Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician
  • Heavy Duty Transmission Technician
  • Hybrid Drive Technician
  • Heavy Duty Engine Repair Specialist
  • Heavy Duty Suspension and Steering Specialist
  • Heavy Duty Braking System Specialist
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems Specialist
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Specialist
  • Supervisor/Technician
DIESEL TECHNICIAN AVERAGE SALARY – ZIP RECRUITER
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Careers in the Automotive and Diesel Technology field are very attractive to -many because they afford the opportunity for higher compensation and the satisfaction of learning in a high demand industry.

Vehicles have been advancing in technology at an extremely rapid pace along with drastic production increases by major manufacturers requiring a huge demand for skilled service technicians. Computerized systems have become so integrated with engine systems that there is a higher level of sophistication in the way vehicles function.

The growing complexity of automotive and diesel technology, such as the use of computers, electronics, and emissions control equipment, increasingly necessitates that a car or truck be serviced by a skilled technician.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The institution is open to all students without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, creed, origin, sexual orientation, disability or marital status.

  • Applicant must be able to read and write English.
  • Be at least 18 years of age. Students who are 17 and have not yet reached their 18th birthday will need parental consent.
  • Have an initial interview with an Admissions Representative.
  • High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma
PROGRAM COURSES

AT100 – Performance Fundamentals

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of engine operation. Students will learn to identify engine components and to have a thorough understanding of the four-stroke cycle principle. Once engine operating principles are understood, the student will then learn to properly identify engine mechanical problems and perform pinpoint testing using state-of the-art equipment and diagnostic procedures.

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TD100 – Heavy Duty Steering & Suspension

This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamental operation of medium and heavy duty vehicle steering and suspension systems. Topics discussed include safety practices, tires, wheels, wheel bearings, steering systems and suspension systems.

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AT105 – Manual Drive Trains & Axles

This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the theory of operation, inspection, construction, diagnosis and repair of clutch assemblies, manual transmissions/transaxles; drive lines, universal joints constant velocity joints and final drive assemblies. Students will learn to identify manual transmission components, explain fundamental operation, understand gear principles and trace power flow.  Emphasis will be placed on problems solving and diagnosis of power train malfunctions.

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AT108 – Automotive Electrical Foundations

This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamentals of an automobile electrical system. Emphasis will be placed on direct current electricity, basic electrical theory, series and parallel circuits, power distribution, electrical test equipment and the understanding of wiring diagrams.

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AT101 – Engine Repair

This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamentals of automotive engine repair and rebuilding.  Students will learn how to disassemble, diagnose, measure and repair cylinder heads, engine blocks, pistons and connecting rods, crankshafts and valve trains.

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TD101 – Heavy Duty Braking Systems

This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamental operation and servicing of medium and heavy duty vehicle braking systems. Essential topics include a discussion of drum brakes, disc brakes, brake components, system operation, hydraulic and air braking systems.

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TD102 – Diesel Engines

This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamentals of diesel engine repair and rebuilding. Students will learn how to disassemble, diagnose, measure and repair cylinder heads, engine blocks, pistons and connecting rods, crankshafts and valve trains on Caterpillar and Mack diesel engines.

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AT110 – Electrical/Electronic Systems

This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities where students building on material learned in AT108 Automotive Electrical Foundations use wiring diagrams to examine headlight, taillight, stoplight and turn/hazard light for operation and repair. Students are taught to use advanced diagnostic techniques to diagnose and repair electrical circuits associated with instrumentation, horn systems and wiper/washer systems. Students will learn on modern training aids using factory service procedures

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TD202 – Diesel Fuel Systems.

This lecture/laboratory course begins with the discussion diesel engine fuel composition from crude oil to the distillation and compounding of fuels in accordance with American Petroleum Institute’s standards. Fuel delivery systems are discussed in detail including fuel tanks, pumps, fuel lines and filtration devices.

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EG101 – College Reading and Writing

This course focuses on the development of critical reading and effective writing for college course work. Students are introduced to essay reading and writing that is useful for college academic programs and workplace settings. The course emphasizes the student’s ability to read and understand professional articles and essays as well as to express ideas in clear, succinct, Standard English prose in a variety of rhetorical patterns.

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AT202 – Advanced Electrical Systems

This is a comprehensive lecture and laboratory class which builds on the two previous electrical/electronic courses. Emphasis is placed on the theory, operation, component identification and repair of audio and entertainment systems, power accessories such as power windows and locks, keyless entry, anti-theft systems and cruise control systems.

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TD204 – Advanced Heavy Duty Undercarriage

This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the theory of operation, construction, diagnosis and repair of heavy duty clutch assemblies, manual transmissions, drive lines and final drive assemblies. The laboratory component of the course includes the practical aspects of maintenance, troubleshooting and overhaul procedures used in heavy duty power train components.

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AT208 – Automatic Transmissions I

This is a comprehensive lecture and laboratory class which focuses on the operation, diagnosis and repair of automatic transmissions and transaxles. In order to help the student understand how an automatic transmission accomplishes multiple gear ranges, power flow through the transmission will be stressed. The operation of electronic transmission controls will be discussed and diagnostic procedures will be taught and implemented.

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AT215 – Climate Control

This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the theory and operation of heating and air conditioning systems. Students will learn about heat transfer, temperature/pressure relationships and control systems. Heating, air conditioning and passenger comfort will be looked at using multi-zone automatic climate control trainers.

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EG102 – Technical Communications

This course continues the advancement of reading and writing in the context of the technical environment in which most students will work after achieving their degrees. Students will read and write technical reports, memos, personnel commentary and other documents of value in automotive work. Students will continue to advance their skills in research-based writing and will be required to submit a research-based report.

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AT112 – Engine Electronics

This lecture/laboratory course utilizes the students’ prior understanding of electrical/electronic principles to better comprehend the complex electronically controlled systems used to monitor engine operation and emission compliance. Additionally students will study the theory of operation, design and problem diagnosis of modern ignition systems.

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AT209 – Automatic Transmissions II

This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the inspection, construction, diagnosis and disassembly/assembly of automatic transmissions and transaxles. This builds on the material taught in AT208 Automatic Transmissions I and includes the construction, inspection and rebuilding of apply devices, planetary gear sets, oil pumps, valve bodies and one-way clutches.

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TD210 Diesel Engine Accessories

This lecture/laboratory course focuses on the diesel engine accessories that aid in the enhancement of engine power, performance and lower diesel emissions. Topics discussed include air induction and exhaust systems, turbochargers, superchargers and engine braking systems.

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MA100 – Technical Mathematics

This course is designed to give an overview of the mathematical skills necessary to function in a technical environment while developing reasoning and problem solving skills. Topics taught in this course, in addition to the basic arithmetic skills dealing with whole numbers, fractions and decimals; include ratios and proportions, percent’s, standard and metric measurements and conversions, angle measurements, displacement levers, proportion of volume and measurement of tolerances. An emphasis is placed on technical and automotive applications like automotive business and statistics, repair orders, engine systems, electrical systems, drive train, chassis and automobile heating, ventilation and air conditioning throughout the course.

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SS100 – The Automobile and Society

Over the course of its history the automobile rapidly developed from an expensive toy for the rich into the standard for passenger transport in most of the world. In this course students will learn about the effect of the automobile on society, especially during the 20th century.

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