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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Emissions Specialization
Associate of Applied Science Degree AL, MA

Purpose:  This curriculum is designed to train technicians for the automotive field. Students completing this program will be ready for full-time employment as automotive technicians. The occupational objectives include line technician, new car make-ready, and customer service representative.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
AUT 100 Intro to Automotive Shop Practices 2
AUT 111 Automotive Engines I 4
AUT 121 Automotive Fuel Systems I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I or ENG 131 Technical Report Writing I 3
PHY 101 Intro to Physics I or MTH151 Math for the liberal arts or PHY 130 Survey of Applied Physics 3-4
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   17-18
2nd Semester
AUT 122 Automotive Fuel Systems II 4
AUT 215 Emissions Systems Diagnosis/Repair 2
2AUT 241 Automotive Electricity I 4
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
Total   16
3rd Semester
AUT 236 Automotive Climate Control 4
Total   4
4th Semester
4___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
AUT 141 Auto Power Trains I 4
AUT 242 Automotive Electricity II 4
AUT 265 Automotive Braking Systems 4
3PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
Total   16
5th Semester
5___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
AUT 142 Automotive Power Trains II 4
AUT 226 Advanced ASM Emissions Diagnostics 2
AUT 266 Automotive Alignment, Suspension & Steering 4
3PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
Total   14
Total credits for the Emissions Specialization=67-68

1Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

2 Students may substitute DSL 141 Transportation Electrical Systems I plus DSL 143 Diesel Truck Electrical Systems. Both courses must be taken in order to make this substitution.

3 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

4The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

5 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.