Automotive Engine Repair, Suspension, and Brakes

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Program Accreditation

Program Accreditation

College Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Program Specific Requirements

GPA 2.0 or higher in all AUMO courses.

Program Course Listings

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
AUMO 1103 Intro to Auto Service 2 credits
AUMO 1109 Steering & Suspenson 3 credits
AUMO 1111 Brakes 5 credits
AUMO 1134 Wheel Alignment 3 credits
AUMO 2208 Engine Theory/Diagnostics 4 credits
AUMO 2233 Engine Overhaul Lab 4 credits
TOTAL CREDITS: 21 credits

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Program Learner Outcomes

  1. Student will demonstrate professional workplace habits including punctuality, attitudes, behaviors, and craftsmanship expected of the automotive industry.

  2. Student will perform repairs and maintenance proficiently and efficiently to a variety of vehicle operating systems.

  3. Student will diagnose vehicle operating systems for automotive repair and maintenance.

  4. Student will repair vehicle operating systems within the standard practice of the automotive industry.

  5. Student will interpret service information.

  6. Student will demonstrate standard safety practices and procedures in the classroom and lab as required by the automotive industry.

  7. Student will demonstrate the ability to use critical thinking to solve problems.

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The employment outlook for automotive service technicians and mechanics in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 12.4%, a high growth career.

Program Faculty

Thief River Falls Campus

  • Norman Halsa
  • Automotive Service Technology Instructor
  • (218) 683-8685