2021-2022 College Catalog

Automotive Technology Diploma

Automotive Technology Diploma (Major Code: AT14)

Program Description

The Automotive Technology Diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Auto Technology diploma that qualifies them as well rounded entry-level technicians.

 

Accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation in both Maintenance and Light Repair, 1503 Edwards Ferry Rd., NE Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176.

 

Atlanta Technical College’s Automotive Technology program is a partner of the Nissan Technician Training Academy, and students enrolled in the program may participate to complete industry certifications in addition to earning a college credential.

 

About The Program

The Nissan Technician Training Academy (NTTA) prepares students for a career as a factory-trained technician at Nissan or INFINITI dealerships nationwide. Students gain hands-on automotive diagnosis and repair experience to step into one a growing career field as a certified Nissan and INFINITI automotive technician.

 

NTTA Program Benefits Include:

•       Factory-Specific Training

•       NISSAN & ASE Certification

•       Apprenticeship Opportunities

•       Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Program

 

In addition to earning a diploma in Automotive Technology from Atlanta Technical College, students will be eligible to receive industry certifications in the following:

•       Basic Electrical Concepts

•       Chassis

•       Engine Control Systems (ECS) Operations

•       Engine Mechanical

•       Heating, Ventilations & Air Conditioning

•       Transmissions Diagnosis & Repair

 

NTTA graduates who complete and pass all six ASE certifications have the potential to become a Specialist Technician at a Nissan or INFINITI dealership.

 

Website Link:    www.nissantechacademy.com

Programmatic Accreditation

Accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation in both Maintenance and Light Repair, 1503 Edwards Ferry Rd., NE Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176

Career Information

Occupation

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by -9.6% nationally and 11.6% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $46,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Brian Ford

Automotive Technology Instructor

Academic Building C2324

404-225-4424

bford@atlantatech.edu

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 5 terms

Credit Hours: 55

Estimated Program Cost: $8,122

Course Outline

 

General Education Courses (8 Credits)

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

Occupational Courses (50 Credits)

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar

3

AUTT 1010Automotive Technology Introduction

2

AUTT 1020Automotive Electrical Systems

7

AUTT 1030Automotive Brake Systems

4

AUTT 1040Automotive Engine Performance

7

AUTT 1050Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems

4

AUTT 1060Automotive Climate Control Systems

5

AUTT 2010Automotive Engine Repair

6

AUTT 2020Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles

4

AUTT 2030Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles

5

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

Total Credit Hours: 58

 

Program Outcomes

1. Graduate should follow a methodical diagnostic process while performing all repairs in a service shop.
2. Graduate should display competence in performing basic maintenance procedures for all vehicles serviced in the shop.
3. Graduate should pursue update training to maintain current knowledge on vehicle systems.
4. Graduate should display ability to seek and use technical information to diagnose problems.
5. Graduate should communicate knowledgeably and professionally with peers and customers regarding all repairs.