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Automotive Technology

Program Length

Four Semesters

Degree(s) Offered

Technical Certificate
Associate in Applied Science

The Automotive Technology Program is designed to prepare the student for  employment and advancement in the automotive service industry.

The Automotive Technology Program prepares the students to enter the labor market  as an entry level automotive technician or advanced apprentice. Upon completion of this course the graduate will be prepared to secure employment or to further his training in a specialized automotive field. 

* Shop safety, hand and power tools, general shop practices

* Drive trains, brake systems, suspension systems, wheel alignment 

* Engine inspection, testing, adjusting, and overhauling

* Automotive electronics, automotive emissions systems, automotive air conditioning

Career Opportunities Include

Automotive machine shops
Automobile dealerships
Independent automotive repair shops
Parts supply businesses
Diesel repair shops
Engine and automobile manufacturers

Mobirise

Curriculum

How to Enroll

  • Step 1 - Complete a Jones Admissions Application. Applications can be completed online or mailed to: Jones County Junior College, Admissions Office, 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437. 
  • Step 2 - Send an official copy of the final high school transcript, previous college transcript, and/or GED scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 3 - Submit ACT/SAT scores to the Jones Admissions Office.

Brad Ellzey 
Instructor
Industrial Services Bldg. Room #124
(601) 477-4246 
brad.ellzey@jcjc.edu

Barry Bradshaw
Instructor
Industrial Services Bldg. Room #124
(601) 477-4246
barry.bradshaw@jcjc.edu

ATT 1124 – Basic Electrical/Electronics Systems
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to all components of the vehicle electrical system including lights, battery, and charging components. Five semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and six hours lab.

ATT 1134 – Advanced Electrical/Electronics Systems
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to all components of the vehicle electrical system including gauges, driver information systems, horn, wiper/wiper systems, and accessories. Four semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and four hours lab.

ATT 1213 – Brakes
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the repair and maintenance of brake systems on automobiles. It includes instruction and practice in diagnosis of braking systems problems and the repair of brake systems. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.

ATT 1314 – Manual Drive Transmission/Transaxle
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the maintenance and repair of manual transmissions, transaxles, and drive train components. It includes instruction in the diagnosis of drive train problems, and the repair and maintenance of transmissions, transaxles, clutches, CV joints, differentials, and other components. Four semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and four hours lab.

ATT 1425 – Engine Performance I
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the maintenance and adjustment of gasoline engines for optimum performance. It includes instruction, diagnosis, and correction of problems associated within these areas. Four semester credit hours: Three hours lecture and four hours lab.

ATT 1715 – Engine Repair
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the repair and rebuilding of automotive engines. It includes instruction and practice in the diagnosis and repair of engine components including valve trains, blocks, pistons and connecting rods, crankshafts, and oil pumps. Five semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and six hours lab.

ATT 1811 – Introduction, Safety, and Employability Skills
This is a course designed to provide knowledge of classroom and lab policies and procedures. Safety practices and procedures associated with the automotive program and automotive industry. One semester credit hour: One hour lecture.

ATT 2324 – Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
This is a course designed to provide skills and knowledge related to the diagnosis of automatic transmissions and transaxles. Includes instruction and practice of testing, inspecting, and repair of these devices. Four semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and four hours lab.

ATT 2334– Steering and Suspension Systems
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the inspection and repair of steering and suspension systems of automobiles. Includes instruction and practice in the diagnosis of steering system problems and the repair/replacement of steering components. Five semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and six hours lab.

ATT 2435 – Engine Performance II
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the ignition system, fuel, air induction, and exhaust systems. It includes instruction, diagnosis, and correction of problems associated within these areas. Four semester credit hours: Three hours lecture and four hours lab.

ATT 2445 – Engine Performance III
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the emissions control systems and engine related service. It includes instruction, diagnosis, and correction of problems associated within these areas. Five semester credit hours: Three hours lecture and four hours lab.

ATT 2614 – Heating and Air Conditioning
This course is designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge associated with the maintenance and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems. It includes instruction and practice in the diagnosis and repair of heating and air conditioning system components, and control systems. Four semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and four hours lab.

ATT 2913 – Special Problems in Automotive Technology
A course to provide students with an opportunity to utilize skills and knowledge gained in other automotive technology courses. The instructor and student work closely together to select a topic and establish criteria for completion of the project. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab