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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
Career Studies Certificate AL, MA

Purpose:  This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as light repair technicians in new car dealerships and after-market service outlets.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
AUT 130 Intro to Auto Mechanics 3
1AUT 241 Automotive Electricity I 4
AUT 265 Automotive Braking Systems 4
SDV 100 College Success Skilss 1
Total   12
2nd Semester
AUT 111 Automotive Engines I 4
AUT 285 Auto Services and Practical Application Capstone or 4
  AUT  266  Automotive Alignment Suspension and Steering  
Total   8
Total credits for the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Career Studies Certificate=20

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.

1 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.