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Automotive Transmission/ Transaxle Tech Specialist - AA71 Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Valdosta, Ben Hill Irwin
The Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist certificate program provides students with the skills to enter the automotive industry as an entry level transmission, transaxle, and drive line technician. Topics covered include: shop safety, basic electrical/electronic theory and diagnosis, manual transmission/transaxle operation and diagnosis, automatic transmission/transaxle operation and diagnosis, axles operation and diagnosis, differentials operation and diagnosis, and 4WD/AWD systems operation and diagnosis.

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores, Georgia Milestones Literature/Composition or Georgia Milestones American Literature/Composition (for meeting English requirement only) or GED score of 145 or higher, or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a High School overall GPA of 2.0, a HOPE Scholarship GPA of 2.6 or higher after the completion of 10th grade, or have 2 years documented work experience in the subject area. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

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This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.

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Curriculum Outline (18 hours)
Occupational Courses 18
AUTT 1010

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-Requisites: None Co-Requisite: None Introduces basic concepts and practices necessary for safe and effective automotive shop operations. Topics include: safety procedures; legal/ethical responsibilities; general service; hand tools; shop organization, management, and work flow systems.

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AUTT 1020

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 12 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): AUTT 1010 This course introduces automotive electrical systems emphasizing the basic operating principles, diagnosis, and service/repair of batteries, starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems, instrument cluster and driver information systems, and body electrical systems.

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AUTT 2020

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2.12 Lab 2 - 2.08 Lab 3 - 2.53333 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): AUTT 1010 This course introduces the basics of rear-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, and four-wheel drive drive line operation, diagnosis, service, and related electronic controls. Topics include: general drive train diagnosis; clutch diagnosis and repair; manual transmission/transaxles diagnosis and repair; drive shaft and half shaft, universal and constant velocity (CV) joint diagnosis and repair; drive axle diagnosis and repair; and four-wheel drive/all wheel drive component diagnosis and repair.

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AUTT 2030

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): AUTT 1020 Co-requisite(s): None Introduces students to basic automatic transmission/transaxle theory, operation, inspection, service, and repair procedures as well as electronic diagnosis and repair. Topics include: general automatic transmission and transaxle diagnosis; in vehicle and off vehicle transmission and transaxle maintenance, adjustment and repair.

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Faculty
Advisor

Automotive Repair Technology Instructor
Valdosta Campus

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