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Front Range Community College Catalog 2014-2015

Welcome to Front Range Community College

About FRCC

Becoming a Student

Admission

Registration

Financial Matters

Learning Options

Support Services for Students

Academic Matters

Student Responsibilities & Code of Conduct

Associate Degrees

Instructional Programs

Degrees and Certificates

Accounting - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Accounting - Certificate

Accounting - Enrolled Agent Certificate

Accounting - Intermediate Accounting Certificate

Accounting Transfer

Animal Laboratory Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Basic Laboratory Animal Care - Certificate

Laboratory Animal Care and Management - Certificate

Applied Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Architectural Engineering and Construction Technology

Architectural Engineering and Construction Technology - Certificates

Architectural Drafting Certificate

Automotive Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Automotive Technology - Certificates

Business - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Associate of Arts Degree with Business Designation

Business - Certificates

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design - Certificates

Computer Information Systems - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Computer Information Systems - Certificates

Dental Assisting - Certificate

Early Childhood Education - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Early Childhood Education - Certificates

Early Childhood Education for Transfer - Associate of Arts Degree

Electro-Mechanical and Energy Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Electro-Mechanical and Energy Technology - Certificate

Elementary Education for Transfer - Associate of Arts Degree

Emergency Medical Services - Certificates

Engineering for Transfer - Associate of Science Degree

Associate of Science for Transfer in Engineering

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Natural Resources For Transfer

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources - Certificates

Geographic Information Systems - Certificates

Health Information Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning - Certificates

Holistic Health - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Holistic Health - Certificates

Horticulture and Landscape Technologies - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Horticulture and Landscape Technologies - Certificates

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Management - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Management - Certificates

Interior Design - Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design

Interior Design - Certificates

Interpreter Preparation - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Management

Marketing

Medical Office Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Medical Office Technology - Certificates

Multimedia Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Multimedia Technology - Certificates

Nursing

Nursing Advanced Placement-Bridge Program (LPN to ADN)

Nursing - Certificate

Paralegal Studies - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Paralegal Studies - Certificate

Pharmacy Technician - Certificate

Phlebotomy - Certificate

Precision Machining Technology - Certificates

Teacher Education

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) - Certificates

Veterinary Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Veterinary Technology - Veterinary Technician Assistant Certificate

Welding Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Welding Technology - Certificates

Course Descriptions

State Guaranteed General Education Transfer Courses

Additional Specialized Courses

AAA - Advancement of Academic Achievement

ACC - Accounting

AEC - Architectural Engineering and Construction Technology

AIR - Air Force ROTC

ALT - Animal Lab Technology

ANT - Anthropology

AQT - Aquaculture

ARA - Arabic

ARM - Army ROTC

ART - Art

ASC - Animal Sciences

ASE - Auto Service Technology

ASL - American Sign Language

AST - Astronomy

AUT - Auto Motorsports Technology

BIO - Biology

BUS - Business

CAD - Computer-Aided Drafting

CCR - College Composition and Reading

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information Systems

CNG - Computer Networking

COM - Communication

CON - Construction Technology

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CSC - Computer Science

CUA - Culinary Arts

CWB - Computer Web-Based

DAN - Dance

DEA - Dental Assisting

DPM - Diesel Power Mechanics

ECE - Early Childhood Education

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education

EGG - Engineering

EGT - Engineering Graphics Technology

ELT - Electronics

EMS - Emergency Medical Services

ENG - English

ENP - Entrepreneurship

ENV - Environmental Sciences

ENY - Energy

ESL - English as a Second Language

ETH - Ethnic Studies

FIN - Finance

FLD - Floral Design

FRE - French

FSW - Fire Science Wildland

GEO - Geography

GER - German

GEY - Geology

GIS - Geographic Information Systems

HHP - Holistic Health Professional

HIS - History

HIT - Health Information Technology

HLT - Horticulture and Landscape Technologies

HOS - Hospitality/Culinary Arts Management

HPE - Human Performance & Exercise

HPR - Health Professional

HUM - Humanities

HVA - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

HWE - Health Wellness Education

IND - Interior Design

IPP - Interpreter Preparation

ITA - Italian

JOU - Journalism

JPN - Japanese

Legal Assistant

LIT - Literature

MAC - Machining Technology

MAN - Management

MAR - Marketing

MAT - Mathematics

MET - Meteorology

MGD - Multimedia Graphic Design

MOT - Medical Office Technology

MST - Massage Therapy

MTE - Manufacturing Technology

MUS - Music

NRE - Natural Resources

NUA - Nurse Aide

NUR - Nursing

OSH - Occupational Safety Technician

OUT - Outdoor Studies

PAR - Paralegal

PED - Physical Education

PHI - Philosophy

PHO - Photography

PHT - Pharmacy Technician

PHY - Physics

POS - Political Science

PPT - Powerplant Technology

PSY - Psychology

REA - Reading

REC - Recreation

RUS - Russian

SCI - Science

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPE - Speech

SVT - Sport Vehicle Technology

TEL - Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

THE - Theatre Arts

VET - Veterinary Technology

WEL - Welding Technology

WST - Women's Studies

Course Changes

Faculty and Staff

Legal Notices

Index

Academic Catalog

Automotive Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Code: F_AAS_AUT
Campus: Larimer and Westminster

This program provides students with entry-level skills and upgrading for those in the automotive field. Program graduates use their technical skills to test, diagnose, and repair the complex mechanical, chemical, and electronic equipment found in today’s automobiles. This includes an understanding of the principles associated with engines and drive trains, brakes and alignment, and fuel and emission controls. All automotive technology programs are National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation (NATEF)-accredited, and all program instructors are ASE certified.

Automotive Technology coursework is offered on an open entry basis: students may complete some of the courses, enter the workforce, and then return to complete the program or upgrade a specific skill. Specific courses may not be offered every semester. Working professionals may take individual classes to upgrade skills without earning a degree. Credit may be granted for previous education/training or related work experience. Demonstrated mastery of skills is required. Refer to Credit for Prior Learning section.

Articulation agreements exist with many local secondary and postsecondary vocational programs. Contact a program advisor to determine whether credit may be awarded for previous training.

Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who place into CCR 092 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this program of study. Students scoring below this level should consult with a faculty member before registering for courses in this program of study.

All courses applied to the degree and/or certificate must be completed with a grade of “C” or above.

Students with relevant coursework and/or relevant industry job experience should contact an ASE faculty/advisor to determine if credit can be granted.

Students MUST meet with an ASE faculty/Advisor before registration.

Required Courses

Credits

ASE 101 Automotive Shop Orientation

2

ASE 110 Brakes I

2

ASE 111 Brakes II

2

ASE 120 Basic Automotive Electricity

2

ASE 122 Automotive Electrical Safety Systems

1

ASE 123 Automotive Battery, Starting, and Charging Systems

2

ASE 130 General Engine Diagnosis

2

ASE 134 Automotive Emissions

2

ASE 140 Suspension and Steering I

2

ASE 141 Steering and Suspension II

2

ASE 150 Manual Drivetrain and Axle Maintenance

2

ASE 151 Manual Transmission/Transaxles and Clutches I

2

ASE 152 Manual Transmission/Transaxles and Clutches II

2

ASE 160 Automotive Engine Repair

2

ASE 161 Automotive Engine Repair and Rebuild

3

ASE 162 Automotive Engine Service

2

ASE 210 Automotive Power and ABS Brake Systems

2

ASE 221 Automotive and Diesel Body Electrical

4

ASE 231 Automotive Computers and Ignition Systems

2

ASE 233 Fuel Injection and Exhaust Systems

4

ASE 240 Suspension and Steering III

2

ASE 250 Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Service

1

ASE 251 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Repair

3

ASE 264 Introduction to Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

1

ASE 265 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

4

MTE 110 Manufacturing Communication & Teamwork

3

 

Total Required Credits

58

 

Required General Education Courses

Credits

ENG 121 English Composition I OR
ENG 131 Technical Writing I

3

MAT 107 Career Mathematics, MAT 108 Technical Mathematics OR any GT-MA1 course

3

PHY 105 Conceptual Physics

4

Social Science or Arts and Humanities Elective*

3

General Studies Elective*

3

Total Required General Education Credits

16

Total Required Credits for AAS degree

74

Note: ASE 285 Independent Study may be substituted for any of the ASE modules with permission of the instructor and cannot exceed 12 credit hours. Additional courses are listed and described in the Course Offerings section of this catalog.

* Electives must be selected from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial-aid-eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year's data only. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices. For more Gainful Employment information, please go to the FRCC website: www.frontrange.edu/GainfulEmployment.

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