May 29, 2024  
2024-25 Curriculum Guide 
    
2024-25 Curriculum Guide

Automotive Technology: Fundamentals Certificate (AUTO-CC-AF)

Location(s): Naugatuck Valley


This 2024-25 Curriculum Guide is intended as a reference for Fall 2024 registration. The complete 2024-25 Academic Catalog will be finalized on July 1, 2024.


The Automotive Fundamentals program seeks to meet the needs of individuals interested in a basic exposure to and/or an exploratory opportunity in the automotive technology field.

Purpose:

  • To provide an understanding of the basic operating principles of an automobile.
  • To provide in-depth theory of brake, steering and suspension systems.

Target Population: Individuals interested in a basic exposure to automotive systems. Individuals interested in an exploratory opportunity in automotive technology.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to: Program should be able to:

  • Relate knowledge of theory and safety to accomplish certain tasks related to the occupation.
  • Identify and use appropriate tools, testing and measurement equipment to accomplish certain tasks related to the occupation.
  • Use current reference and training materials from accepted industry publications and standards to accomplish certain tasks related to the occupation.
  • Relate knowledge of general engine diagnosis and repair, including but not limited to the engine’s: cylinder heads, valve train, block, lubrication, and cooling system.
  • Relate knowledge of suspension and steering systems (including wheel and tire), diagnosis, service, adjustments, alignment and repair.
  • Relate knowledge of general disc and/or drum brake system, hydraulics, power assist, and ABS (antilock brakes), maintenance, adjustment, diagnosis, and repair.

The courses in the program are accredited by Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (A.S.E.).

This Certificate will prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (A.S.E.) G1, A1, A4, A5, A6 exams.