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  AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY
- two-year diploma
- starts in September

 

Individuals who wish to become a skilled automotive service technician should start their training with the Automotive Service Technology two year diploma program. The program provides the knowledge and first-hand experience to identify and solve mechanical and electrical faults in modern automobiles.

Students study the construction and operation of all automotive components. Emphasis is on diagnosis and repair of components from basic systems to advanced electronic systems. Actual repairs and overhaul procedures are applied to both shop units and customer vehicles using up to-date equipment to simulate industry shop conditions.

IMPORTANT DATES

 
Fall

Winter

Fees Due August 4, 1999 Nov. 29, 1999
Lectures Begin Sep. 1, 1999 Jan. 4, 2000
Add/Drop Period Sep. 1-9, 1999 Jan. 4-11, 2000
Last day to Withdraw Nov. 17, 1999 March 28, 2000
Last Day of Lectures December 13, 1999 April 20, 2000
No Classes Sep.6, Oct.11, Nov.11 Feb. 21-25, 2000
Field Trips n/a n/a
Practicum Placement n/a n/a
Final Exams Dec. 14-17, 1999 April 24-27, 2000

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

New students are accepted into the Automotive Service Technology program for the Fall term only.

Academic Requirements
Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with credit in Math 33 or equivalent.

PROGRAM FEES

 
YEAR I
YEAR II
Tuition
$3378
$3378
Studentsı Association
$ 114
$114
Books and Supplies
$951
$724
TOTAL FEES
$4443
$4216

All fees are approximate and are based on a full credit load for each program (the number of credits may depend upon the elective courses selected) and is subject to change. Costs of books and supplies are estimated. Supply costs include only the specialized materials and equipment needed for the program and not basic stationery supplies. The LCC Studentsı Association fees are subject to change. For more detailed information on tuition fee calculation and other fees, students are advised to consult the FEES section of this Calendar.

PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT

Students accepted into this program have the opportunity to apply related employment, volunteer, educational or training experiences toward the completion of the program. For information on Prior Learning Assessment, students should contact the Registrarıs Office.

GRADUATION

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Diploma in Automotive Service Technology.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

After completing the program, graduates have an excellent understanding of all facets of the automotive trade and may enter allied industries with the ability to service the basic and the technically-sophisticated components used today. Or, they may return to operate todayıs highly mechanized farm using the extensive knowledge gained in the automotive repair industry. There is also good potential for becoming self-employed.

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS

Alberta Apprenticeship Program
Successful graduates may write Alberta Apprenticeship examinations for credit toward certification after indenturing in the trade. Many graduates with journeyman certification and four to six years of work experience in the trade work as shop supervisors, service managers, service station or specialist shop operators.

CURRICULUM

Year I Fall Term Hours/Week Credits
AST 111 Automotive Lab I (0-10) 10
AST 115 Automotive Theory I (10-0) 10
AST 117 Automotive Trade Problems (2-0) 2
AST 118 Automotive Electronics I (4-4) 8
Total 30 credits

Year I Winter Term Hours/Week Credits
AST 121 Automotive Lab II (0-9) 9
AST 125 Automotive Theory II (9-0) 9
AST 127 Automotive Career Planning (2-0) 2
AST 128 Automotive Electronics II (5-5) 10
Total 30 credits

Year II Fall Term Hours/Week Credits
AST 231 Automotive Lab III (0-6) 6
AST 235 Automotive Theory III (6-0) 6
AST 236 Fuel Systems (4-4) 8
AST 238 Automotive Electronics III (5-5) 10
Total 30 credits

Year II Winter Term Hours/Week Credits
AST 241 Automotive Lab IV (0-11) 11
AST 244 Air Conditioning (2-2) 4
AST 245 Automotive Theory IV (11-0) 11
AST 247 Automotive Management (2-0) 2
AST 248 Automotive Electronics IV (1-1) 2
Total 30 credits

 

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