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Course Sequence

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The suggested course sequencing below is based upon a full-time student course load for automotive courses only. The Associate Degree will require additional courses to meet the 21 unit general education requirement.

We encourage you to consult with a Solano counselor or automotive program faculty member to create a complete education plan.

Automotive Technician A.S. Degree Major

NOTE: An Additional 21 Units of GE Courses Are Required for the A.S. Degree

FIRST-YEAR – 1st SEMESTER  
ATEC 070 – Automotive Fundamentals 3 units
ATEC 130 – Automotive Suspension & Steering 4 units
ATEC 131 – Automotive Electrical Systems 4 units
   
FIRST-YEAR – 2nd SEMESTER  
ATEC 132 – Automotive Brake Systems  4 units
ATEC 133 – Automotive Engine Repair  4 units
ATEC 134 – Automotive Transmission/Transaxles 4 units
   
SECOND-YEAR – 1st SEMESTER  
ATEC 135 – Automotive Engine Performance 4 units
ATEC 136 – Automotive Manual Drivetrain & Axles 4 units
ATEC 137 – Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning 4 units
   
SECOND-YEAR – 2nd SEMESTER  
ATEC 138 – Automotive Electronics  4 units
ATEC 139 – Advanced Engine Performance  4 units
ATEC 140 – Hybrid Vehicle Maintenance & Repair  2 units

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Certificates of Achievement

AUTOMOTIVE TRANSMISSIONS & TRANSAXLES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

You must take ATEC 070 – Automotive Fundamentals and ATEC 131 – Automotive Electrical Systems your first semester, as they are both a prerequisite for ATEC 138 – Automotive Electronics.

FIRST-YEAR – 1st SEMESTER  
ATEC 070 – Automotive Fundamentals 3 units
ATEC 131 – Automotive Electrical Systems  4 units
ATEC 140 – Hybrid Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 2 units
   
FIRST-YEAR – 2nd SEMESTER  
ATEC 134 – Automotive Transmission/Transaxles  4 units
ATEC 138 – Automotive Electronics 4 units


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AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL & BODY SYSTEMS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

You must take ATEC 070 – Automotive Fundamentals and ATEC 131 – Automotive Electrical Systems your first semester, as they are both a prerequisite for ATEC 138 – Automotive Electronics.

FIRST-YEAR – 1st SEMESTER  
ATEC 070 – Automotive Fundamentals  3 units
ATEC 131 – Automotive Electrical Systems  4 units
ATEC 140 – Hybrid Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 2 units
   
FIRST-YEAR – 2nd SEMESTER  
ATEC 137 – Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning  4 units
ATEC 138 – Automotive Electronics 4 units


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AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE & LIGHT REPAIR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

You must take ATEC 070 – Automotive Fundamentals your first semester as a prerequisite for all other ATEC courses.

FIRST-YEAR – 1st SEMESTER  
ATEC 070 – Automotive Fundamentals  3 units
ATEC 131 – Automotive Electrical Systems 4 units
ATEC 140 – Hybrid Vehicle Maintenance & Repair  2 units
   
FIRST-YEAR – 2nd SEMESTER  
ATEC 130 – Automotive Suspension & Steering 4 units
ATEC 132 – Automotive Brake Systems  4 units


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