Automotive Technology

Do you enjoy working with your hands? Do you have a passion for automobiles? Begin your career as a automotive technician with BCTC's Automotive Technology Program.

More Information

For information on the Automotive Program contact:

Aaron Harlow
Automotive Technology Coordinator
Leestown Campus
Building S, Room 101
164 Opportunity Way
Lexington, KY 40511-2623
(859)246-6774
Aaron.Harlow@kctcs.edu

Credentials

**All requirements are Subject to Change

Mathematics   3
Writing/Accessing Information ENG-101 (required) 3
Behavioral Science/Social Interaction   3
Science (Natural/Applied)   3
Humanities/Heritage   3
Computer Literacy CI-105, OST-105

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Automotive Technician Courses    
ADX 120 Basic Automotive Electricity 3
ADX 121 Basic Automotive Electricity Lab 2
ADX 260 Electrical Systems 3
ADX 261 Electrical Systems Lab 2
ADX 150 Engine Repair 3
ADX 151 Engine Repair Lab 2
AUT 140 Basic Fuel and Ignition Systems 3
AUT 141 Basic Fuel and Ignition Systems Lab 2
AUT 160 Suspension and Steering 3
AUT 161 Suspension and Steering Lab 2
AUT 110 Brake Systems 3
AUT 111 Brake Systems Lab 2
AUT 130 Manual Transmission 3
AUT 131 Manual Transmission Lab 2
AUT 180 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 3
AUT 181 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles Lab 2
ADX 170 Climate Control 3
ADX 171 Climate Control Lab 1
AUT 142 Emission Systems 3
AUT 143 Emissions Systems Lab 2
AUT 240 Computer Control Systems 3
AUT 241 Computer Control Systems Lab 2

Diploma in Automotive Technology

General Education courses can be taken at any time.

  Credits
Writing/Accessing Information, Oral Communications, Humanities/Heritage 3
Social Science, Behavior Science, Natural/Applied Science or Mathematics 3
Computer Literacy course or demonstrated competency 0-3
General Education Total Credit Hours 6-9 Credits

 

ADX-120 Basic Automotive Electricity 45 3.0
ADX-121 Basic Automotive Electricity Lab 90 2.0
ADX-260 Electrical Systems 45 3.0
ADX-261 Electrical Systems Lab 90 2.0
ADX-120 Basic Automotive Electricity 45 3.0
ADX-151 Engine Repair Lab 90 2.0
AUT-140 Basic Fuel and Ignition Systems 45 3.0
AUT-141 Basic Fuel and Ignition Systems Lab 90 2.0
AUT-160 Suspension and Steering 45 3.0
AUT-161 Suspension and Steering Lab 90 2.0
AUT-110 Brake Systems 45 3.0
AUT-111 Brake Systems Lab 90 2.0
AUT-130 Manual Drive Train and Axles 45 3.0
AUT-131 Manual Drive Train and Axles Lab 90 2.0
AUT-180 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 45 3.0
AUT-181 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles Lab 90 2.0
 
ADX-170 Heating and Air Conditioning 45 3.0
ADX-171 Heating and Air Conditioning Lab 45 1.0
AUT-142 Emission Systems 45 3.0
AUT-143 Emission Systems LAb 90 2.0
AUT-240 Computer Control Systems and Diagnosis 45 3.0
AUT-241 Computer Control Systems and Diagnosis Lab 90 2.0
AUT-199 Cooperative Education Program 75 1.0

Certificates

Credential Title: Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic
Credential Level: Certificate

Course Prefix Course Number Course Title   Credit
ADX 170 Climate Control   3
ADX   Climate Control Lab   1
      Total Credits 4

 

Credential Title: Automotive Electrician
Credential Level: Certificate

Course Prefix Course Number Course Title   Credit
ADX 120 Basic Automotive Electricity AND   3
ADX 121 Basic Automotive Electricity Lab, OR   2
BEX 100 Basic Electricity for Non-Majors AND   (3)
BEX 101 Basic Electricity Lab for Non-Majors   (2)
ADX 160 Electrical Systems   3
ADX 161 Electrical Systems Lab   2
      Total Credits 10

Credential Title: Manual Transmission/Drive Train Technician
Credential Level: Certificate

Course Prefix Course Number Course Title   Credit
AUT 130 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle   3
AUT 131 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Lab   2
      Total Credits 5

Credential Title: Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician
Credential Level: Certificate

Course Prefix Course Number Course Title   Credit
AUT 180 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle   3
AUT 181 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Lab   2
      Total Credits 5

Credential Title: Brake Repairer
Credential Level:
Certificate

Course Prefix Course Number Course Title   Credit
AUT 110 Brake Systems   3
AUT 111 Brake Systems Lab   2
      Total Credits 5

Credential Title: Engine Repairer
Credential Level:
Certificate

Course Prefix Course Number Course Title   Credit
AUT 150 Engine Repair   3
AUT 151 Engine Repairer   2
      Total Credits 5

Credential Title: Front End Mechanic
Credential Level:
Certificate

Course Prefix Course Number Course Title   Credit
AUT 160 Suspension and Steering   3
AUT 161 Suspension and Steering Lab   2
      Total Credits 5

Credential Title: Tune-up Mechanic
Credential Level:
Certificate

Course Prefix Course Number Course Title   Credit
ADX 120 Basic Automotive Electricity   3
ADX 121 Basic Automotive Electricity Lab   2
ADX 260 Electrical Systems   3
ADX 261 Electrical Systems Lab   2
AUT 140 Basic Fuel and Ignition Systems   3
AUT 141 Basic Fuel and Ignition Systems Lab   2
AUT 142 Emissions Systems   3
AUT 143 Emissions Systems Lab   2
AUT 240 Computer Control Systems and Diagnosis   3
AUT 241 Computer Control Systems and Diagnosis Lab   2
      Total Credits 25

ASE Certification

Information on ASE testing can be found at the following web site. http://www.asecert.org

NATEF program certification

Information on NATEF program certification can be found at the following web site http://www.natef.org

ASE for college credit

A student who has passed and received certification through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) may earn up to a maximum of 54 credit hours equivalent to the course(s) within the program of study as specified by the Automotive Technology Curriculum. Credit will be granted ONLY upon receipt of an official proof of certification credential stating the date issued. A copy of the credential must be filed as part of the student's permanent record. The credential must be accepted within four years of the issue date on the credential. Students must met residency requirements for credentials.

ASE Exam - Engine Repair (A1)
  Five credit hours for:
  ADX -150 Engine Repair (3)
  ADX -151 Engine Repair   Lab (2)

ASE Exam -Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (A2)
  Five credit hours for:
  AUT -180 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles (3)
  AUT -181 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles Lab (2)

ASE Exam -Manual Drive Train and Axles (A3)
  Five credit hours for:
  AUT -130 Manual Transmissions (3)
  AUT -131 Manual Transmissions Lab (2)

ASE Exam -Brakes (A5)
  Five credit hours for:
  AUT -110 Brake Systems (3)
  AUT -111 Brake Systems Lab (2)

ASE Exam -Suspension and Steering (A4)
  Five credit hours for:
  AUT -160 Suspension and Steering (3)
  AUT -161 Suspension and Steering Lab (2)

ASE Exam -Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6)
Ten credit hours for:
  ADX -120 Basic Automotive Electricity (3)
  ADX -121 Basic Automotive Electricity Lab (2)
  ADX -260 Electrical Systems (3)
  ADX -261 Electrical Systems Lab (2)

ASE Exam -Heating and Air Conditioning (A7)
  Four credit hours for:
  ADX -170 Climate Control (3)
  ADX -171 Climate Control Lab (1)

ASE Exam -Engine Performance (A8)
  Fifteen credit hours for:
  AUT -140 Basic Fuel and Ignition Systems (3)
  AUT -141 Basic Fuel and Ignition Systems Lab (2)
  AUT -142 Emission Systems (3)
  AUT -143 Emission Systems Lab (2)
  AUT -240 Computer Control Systems and Diagnosis (3)
  AUT -241 Computer Control Systems and Diagnosis Lab (2)

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