Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

Automotive and Light Duty Diesel Technology

Now accelerated for even faster entry into a hot job market


Automotive Technology Foundations - Certificate

1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

General Auto Service Theory
This course is designed as a prerequisite for all technical automotive courses. Major emphasis is placed on shop safety, use of service manuals, preventative maintenance, use of automotive tools and equipment. (Prerequisite: None) (1 Credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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1 cr
General Auto Service Lab
This course will let the student apply knowledge and skills learned in general automotive service. (Prerequisite: AUTO1105) (2 Credits: 0 lecture/2 lab)

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2 cr
Introduction to Light Duty Diesel and Hybrid Service
This course teaches basic fundamentals of diesel engine construction and maintenance of engine and the power plants used in hybrid vehicles. Major emphasis on engine construction, fuel systems, hybrid safety, service and maintenance. Materials and information will be presented in a manner related directly to the occupation. (Prerequisite: AUTO 1105, AUTO 1106, or instructor approval) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
Introduction to DC Electricity
This course covers the general information, theory, and problem solving techniques required for an analysis of DC circuits. Emphasis on the meter measurements, current flow, and voltage division. (Prerequisite: Proficiency in basic math) (2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
Starting and Charging Systems
This course teaches basis theory of starting and charging systems. It includes part and component identification as well as testing and troubleshooting systems. Emphasis will be placed on starting and charging circuits.The following TASKS are required by NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation). NATEF requires that 98% of P-1's 80%, of P-2's, and 50% of P-3's be completed during the course. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, AUTO1206, or instructor approval) (2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
9 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 9



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