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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Automotive Service and Repair

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

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.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: identify and explain how to safely use the hand tools and equipment required to service automotive engines; identify and explain the purpose of internal and external engine components; describe the operation of two-stroke and four-stroke cycle engines; explain the difference in operation between gasoline and diesel engines; calculate engine displacement and compression ratio; perform vacuum testing for ignition timing, valve timing, leaking valves, and worn piston rings; perform compression and cylinder leakage testing; test and service engine cooling systems; remove and install crank shaft seals; service the engine lubrication system; service valve train systems; remove and replace valve stem seals; measure voltage, current, and resistance in automotive engine electrical circuits; test and service 12 volt batteries; remove, test and reinstall starters; explain the operation of the automotive charging system; remove, disassemble and install alternators; test temperature and pressure sensor units; test sending units; use electrical diagnostic procedures to test warning devices; describe the operation of the ignition system; use appropriate safety procedures.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: two- and four-stroke cycle engines; engine displacement; vacuum testing; compression and cylinder leakage testing; engine cooling systems; engine sealing; engine lubrication system; valve train systems; valve stem sealing; testing automobile electrical circuits; batteries; starters; alternators; test procedures for sensors and sending units; warning devices; ignition system; safety procedures.

Credit recommendation:

For Automotive Service and Repair program credit recommendations, refer to Course 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.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: balance a wheel assembly; install and repair tires; explain the operation of an automotive brake system; reface brake rotors and drums; describe the components and operation of linkage type and rack and pinion steering systems; inspect and service wheel bearings; service suspension systems, including springs, struts, ball joints, and bushings; use appropriate safety procedures.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: chassis shop equipment; tires and service; steering systems; wheel bearings; suspension systems; brake systems; safety procedures.

Credit recommendation:

For Automotive Service and Repair program credit recommendations, refer to Course 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.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: service steering systems; remove and install components of suspension systems, including springs, ball joints, struts, and wheel bearings; perform wheel alignments; inspect and service automatic transmissions; troubleshoot manual transmissions; troubleshoot and service drive shafts; service the clutch system for a vehicle with a manual transmission.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: steering systems; suspension systems; wheel alignment; automatic transmissions; manual transmissions; drive shafts; clutch systems.

Credit recommendation:

For Automotive Service and Repair program credit recommendations, refer to Course 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.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: explain basic principles of electricity; perform electrical circuit calculations and tests; explain the purpose and operation of batteries in motor vehicles; explain principles of operation of a DC motor; identify and test components of an automotive starting system; explain principles of operation of an AC generator; identify and test the major components of an automotive charging system; explain the operation of the system and diagnose lighting circuit problems; diagnose problems with electrical accessories, including horns, blower fan motors, wiper motors, windshield washer pumps, and electric defoggers; describe the operation of ignition systems, and test and diagnose problems with major components; and use appropriate safety procedures.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: basic principles of electricity and circuits; batteries; starting systems; alternators; lighting systems; electrical accessories; ignition systems; safety procedures.

Credit recommendation:

For Automotive Service and Repair program credit recommendations, refer to Course 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.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: describe normal and abnormal combustion of gasoline and diesel fuel; explain fuel pressure; explain the operation of air and fuel filters; explain the operation of a carburetor; diagnose common carburetor problems; explain the operation of emission control systems, test systems, and diagnose common problems; test fuel injection systems; test engine exhaust back pressure; perform code retrieval on various vehicles; diagnose engine problems caused by improper exhaust gas recirculation valves; and use appropriate safety procedures.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: properties of gasoline and diesel fuel; fuel pressure; air filters; fuel filters; carburetors; emission systems; fuel injection systems; exhaust back pressure; code retrieval; exhaust gas recirculation valves; safety procedures.

Credit recommendation:

For Automotive Service and Repair program credit recommendations, refer to Course 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.

Objectives:

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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