At a Glance:

Advisors:
FCC: Rodney Parris
Rodney Parris, Program Director & Instructor of Automotive Technology
Office: D121
Phone: 706-295-6999
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technologies

Credentials

A.A.T., Gwinnett Technical College; Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical Institute

Certification

Master Certification in Automobiles, Heavy Trucks, and Engine Machinist


WCC: Troy Peco
Troy Peco, Assistant Dean of Industrial Technologies; Program Director & Instructor of Automotive Technology
Office: 106
Phone: 706-764-3618
Email:
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technologies

Credentials

A.A.S., Delgado Community College, A.S.E. Certification


VIDEO: The Automotive Program

Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Technician Specialist (AA71)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Floyd County Campus
  • Walker County Campus

Program Overview

The Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist certificate program provides students with the skills to enter the automotive industry as an entry level transmission, transaxle, and drive line technician. Topics covered include: shop safety, basic electrical/electronic theory and diagnosis, manual transmission/transaxle operation and diagnosis, automatic transmission/transaxle operation and diagnosis, axles operation and diagnosis, differentials operation and diagnosis, and 4WD/AWD systems operation and diagnosis.

Entrance Dates: Fall and Spring Semester

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (18 hours)
Introduces basic concepts and practices necessary for safe and effective automotive shop operations. Topics include: safety procedures; legal/ethical responsibilities; general service; hand tools; shop organization, management, and work flow systems.
Introduces automotive electricity, emphasizes the basic principles, diagnosis, and service/repair of batteries, starting systems, starting system components, alternators and regulators, lighting system, gauges, horn, wiper/washer, and accessories.
This course introduces basics of rear-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, and four-wheel drive drive line related operation, diagnosis, service and related electronic controls. Topics include: drive shaft and half shaft, universal and constant-velocity (CV) joint diagnosis and repair; ring and pinion gears and differential case assembly; limited slip differential; drive axle shaft; four-wheel drive/all-wheel drive component diagnosis and repair. Introduces basics of front and rear-wheel drive. Clutch operation, diagnosis and service is included. Electronic controls related to transmission/transaxles operation are discussed. Topics include: clutch diagnosis and repair; transmission/transaxles diagnosis and repair.
Introduces students to basic automatic transmission/transaxle theory, operation, inspection, service, and repair procedures as well as electronic diagnosis and repair. Topics include: general automatic transmission and transaxle diagnosis; in vehicle and off vehicle transmission and transaxle maintenance, adjustment and repair.