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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

Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology

Technical Track: Automotive Technician

Effective January 2015.

**All requirements are Subject to Change

Subject/Courses Credits
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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Course Number Course Name Credits
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.

Course Requirement 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
Course Number Course Name Hours 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
Course Number Course Name Hours Credits
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
Course Number Course Name Hours Credits
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
Course Number Course Name Hours Credits
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

Course Number Course Name Credits
ADX-170 Climate Control 3
ADX-171 Climate Control Lab 1

Total Credits: 4

Course Number Course Name Credits
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

Course Number Course Name Credits
AUT-130 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle 3
AUT-131 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Lab 2

Total Credits: 5

Course Number Course Name Credits
AUT-180 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle 3
AUT-181 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Lab 2

Total Credits: 5

Course Number Course Name Credits
AUT-110 Brake Systems 3
AUT-111 Brake Systems Lab 2

Total Credits: 5

Course Number Course Name Credits
AUT-150 Engine Repair 3
AUT-151 Engine Repairer 2

Total Credits: 5

Course Number Course Name Credits
AUT-160 Suspension and Steering 3
AUT-161 Suspension and Steering Lab 2

Total Credits: 5

Course Number Course Name Credits
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

The Automotive Program at BCTC is currently Accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. The Program Coordinator continues to hold Automotive Service Excellence Master Certification Status.

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.

Articulation Agreement

Five credit hours for:

  • ADX-150 Engine Repair (3)
  • ADX-151 Engine Repair   Lab (2)

Five credit hours for:

  • AUT-180 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles (3)
  • AUT-181 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles Lab (2)

Five credit hours for:

  • AUT-130 Manual Transmissions (3)
  • AUT-131 Manual Transmissions Lab (2)

Five credit hours for:

  • AUT-160 Suspension and Steering (3)
  • AUT-161 Suspension and Steering Lab (2)

Five credit hours for:

  • AUT-110 Brake Systems (3)
  • AUT-111 Brake Systems Lab (2)

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)

Four credit hours for:

  • ADX-170 Climate Control (3)
  • ADX-171 Climate Control Lab (1)

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)

Uniform Policy

The Automotive Technology program at Bluegrass Community and Technical College has a mandatory uniform policy. Students are required to adhere to the policy at all times unless otherwise directed by the instructor.

Improper dress will result in a loss of daily points and restriction from working in the lab.
Subject Requirements
Shirt Dark blue with a six inch sleeve, collar, and at least three buttons. Shirts must be tucked in and buttoned (with the exception of the top three) at all times. (No name badges or company insignias.) 
Pants Dark blue in color. No jeans. Shorts may be worn but must be a dark blue, work style. Pants are to be worn around the waist.
Shoes No requirements, but safety work shoes or boots are recommended. If shoes have strings they must be tied.
Belt Required at all times. No large buckles.
Hats May be worn but must be kept clean.
Hair Long hair must be tied back.
Jewelry Rings, chains, bracelets, facial jewelry, watches, earrings or any other items deemed a safety hazard by the instructor are not permitted. (NO EXCEPTIONS!)
Safety Glasses Students must supply their own eye protection and have it available each day and must have clear lens. Safety glasses must be worn while working in the lab!