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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


Formerly Automotive Engines

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

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

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: 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.


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.