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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Apex Technical School | Evaluated Learning Experience

6.Automotive Performance

Location: 
24-02 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City , NY.
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: 900 hours total. Each segment 150 hours (5 weeks); includes approximately 75 hours of supervised shop experience.

Dates: 

Version 1: January 1999 - December 2010. Version 2: January 2011 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: perform compression, cylinder leakage, and fuel pressure tests; perform a driveability diagnostic procedure; perform a complete engine tune-up; perform complete electrical system diagnostics; perform exhaust reading diagnostics; diagnose and repair electronic ignition system failures; remove, install, and diagnose turbochargers; diagnose and repair air conditioning system problems; explain the operation of supplemental restraint systems and diagnose problems; and use appropriate safety procedures.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: engine diagnosing; electronic distributor ignition systems; turbochargers; automotive air conditioning systems; supplemental restraint systems; safety procedures.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 15 semester hours, distributed as follows: 3 semester hours in Suspension and Steering, 3 semester hours in Brakes, 3 semester hours in Electrical/Electronic Systems, 3 semester hours in Engine Performance, and 3 semester hours as a technical elective in Automotive Technology (12/98) (4/04 revalidation) (12/05 revalidation). NOTE: Credit is recommended only upon completion of all six courses in the Automotive Service and Repair curriculum. Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 20 semester hours total as a technical elective in Automotive Technology (12/10 revalidation) (12/15 revalidation). NOTE: Credit is recommended only upon completion of all six courses in the Automotive Service and Repair curriculum (Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance and Automotive Technology). Partial credit may be granted for specific courses, at the discretion of a college representative.

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