Automotive Technology (ERESA)

Offered through Eaton RESA in partnership with Lansing Community College

Students who complete the 73 credit hour requirements by year 13 will receive an Associate Degree in Automotive Technologies. 

Program Location

LCC West Campus

Program Description

Students in this program will cover the four National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence requirements for training in auto service and brakes. An introduction to basic shop procedures is also provided. Students must have a valid driver’s license in order to operate vehicles in the lab. Students in this program will also study steering and suspension and electrical theory including the diagnosis and repair of malfunctioning circuits. Successful students will have the opportunity to take the State of Michigan certification exam in brakes, steering and suspension and electrical.

Student learning outcomes include but are not limited to:

  • Safety in the work environment
  • Engine maintenance and diagnostics operations
  • Service management
  • Hydraulic system diagnosis and repair
  • Drum brake diagnosis and repair
  • Disc brake diagnosis and repair
  • Power assist units
  • Wheel bearings, parking brakes and electrical components
  • Standard and anti-lock brake system diagnosis and repair
  • Suspension systems diagnosis and repair
  • Front and rear suspensions
  • Wheel alignment diagnosis, adjustment and repair
  • Wheel and tire diagnosis and repair
  • Basic electrical/electronic theory
  • Automotive battery, starter and charging systems theory, operation and diagnosis
  • Access wiring diagrams
  • Diagnose and repair malfunctioning circuits in vehicles
  • Advanced lighting systems and electronic instrumentation
  • Electronic chassis control and accessory systems
  • Passive restraint systems

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