LCCC Catalog 2020-2021 
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LCCC Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology - Engine Management/Drivability Credit Diploma

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The Automotive Technology Engine Management/Drivability program is designed as the first in a series of two credit diplomas to prepare the student for employment in the automotive repair business as well as to meet the needs of those who want to advance their skills in automotive repair.

Completion of the Automotive Technology - Engine Management/Drivability Credit Diploma is required for enrollment in the Automotive Technology - Under Car/HVAC credit diploma courses.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Automotive Technology program website.


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Examine engine operation, design, and service procedures.
  2. Demonstrate precision measuring, engine disassembly and reassembly.
  3. Explore the basic theory of electricity: how to read and interpret wiring diagrams and how to diagnose and repair individual circuits.
  4. Diagnose and repair various computerized and non-computerized ignition systems using ignition theory.
  5. Develop a comprehensive understanding of all electrical components and systems with emphasis on problem diagnosis.
  6. Analyze emission control as it applies to the fuel system.
  7. Determine the nature of fuel and emission system problems leading to air pollutants from automobiles.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Trades & Technical Studies pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map.

First Semester

Choice Points

  • Enter the job market or continue work on the Automotive Technology - Under Car/HVAC Credit Diploma or Trades & Technical Studies AAS.


  • Completion of Automotive Technology - Engine Management/ Drivability Credit Diploma.

Semester Total: 16 Credits

Program Comments

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. The potential jobs listed below may require some work experience after graduation. Possible careers in or related to Automotive Technology include automotive technicians in dealerships as well as independent and franchise shops.

Additional information on careers in Automotive Technology is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/ university and program to which they plan to transfer.

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