Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Automotive Technology: Advanced Engine Performance Certificate (AUTO-CC-AEP)

Location(s): Naugatuck Valley


CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Advanced Engine Performance program enables a practicing automotive technician to develop the technical knowledge and skills associated with the advanced computer/electronic diagnostic systems and emission systems of today’s automobile.

Purpose:

  • To provide an understanding of automobile engine operation and repair.
  • To provide an understanding of advanced electronic diagnosis and automotive emissions.
  • To provide an understanding of the relationship between scientific principles and their application in the automobile.

Target Population:

  • Individuals seeking employment opportunities in the automotive service field.
  • Individuals seeking to upgrade their technical skills.
  • Individuals preparing for career advancement opportunities in the automotive service field.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Use scientific methods and critical thinking to solve problems in science related to the occupation, including but not limited to: electricity, chemical reactions, heat, motion, and hydraulics.
  • Demonstrate workplace skills related to the occupation including but not limited to: preparing a resume, seeking employment, maintaining a safe and healthy workplace environment, demonstrating workplace ethics and teamwork.
  • Apply 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.
  • Apply knowledge of general engine diagnosis and repair: including but not limited to the engine’s: cylinder heads, valve train, block, lubrication, and cooling system.
  • Apply knowledge of general electrical/electronic systems, including but not limited to: starting, charging, lighting, wiring, accessories, diagnosis and repair.
  • Apply knowledge of general engine performance, including but not limited to: computer controls, ignition, fuel, exhaust, and emission systems, and their maintenance, diagnosis, adjustments, 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, A6, A8, L1 exams as well as additional automotive elective area selected.