Vehicle Maintenance Technology

Program Description

The purpose of the Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technology program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles. The program prepares the individual to select, safely use, and maintain hand and power tools, jacks, and hoisting equipment; provides instruction in the diagnosis of malfunctions and the repair of engines; instruction in the analysis of fuel, electrical, cooling, brake systems, drive train, and suspension systems are included. The competencies in the Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technology program are closely correlated with the knowledge required to prepare an individual for the certification test given by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The content is organized into competency-based courses of instruction that specify occupational competencies that the individual must successfully complete according to the priorities for tasks established by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

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Curriculum

Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Tech-470600-Automotive Concentration Diploma Certificate Option
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
VMRE 1002 Introduction to Transportation Technology 2 1 3
VMRE 1102 Brakes Systems 1 2 3
VMRE 1202 Steering & Suspension 1 2 3
TCA – Alignment Specialist (9) 9
VMRE 1402 Engine Repair 2 2 4
VMRE 1502 Automotive Transmission & Transaxle 1 2 3
VMRE 1602 Fundamentals of Electricity 2 2 4
VMRE 1612 Advanced Electrical and Electronics 2 2 4
VMRE 1622 Manual Drive Train 1 2 3
VMRE 1802 Engine Performance I 1 2 3
VMRE 1812 Engine Performance II 1 2 3
VMRE 2822 Engine Performance III 1 2 3
CTS – Automotive Apprentice Subtotal (27) 27
*CTS – Automotive Apprentice Total Hours (30) 30
VMRE 1360 Light Diesel 2 1 3
VMRE 1702 HVAC 1 2 3
VMRE 2002 Advanced Suspension, Steering, & Brakes 1 2 3
VMRE 2012 Advanced Automatic and Manual Transmission 2 2 4
VMRE 2402 Lube Tech G-1 Maintenance 1 2 3
TD – Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technology (52) 52
Total Clock Hours 1260

*CTS Automotive Apprentice Total Hours includes credit for VMRE 1002.

Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Tech-470600-Collision Concentration Diploma Certificate Option
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
VMRE 1002 Introduction to Transportation Technology 2 1 3
VMRE 1102 Brakes Systems 1 2 3
VMRE 1202 Steering & Suspension 1 2 3
TCA – Alignment Specialist (9) 9
VMRE 1131 Identification & Analysis 2 1 3
VMRE 1141 Frame & Body 2 2 4
VMRE 1220 Welding and Cutting 2 2 4
VMRE 1230 Panel Replacement 2 2 4
VMRE 1320 Refinishing/Detailing 2 2 4
VMRE 1602 Fundamentals of Electricity 2 2 4
VMRE 1702 HVAC 1 2 3
VMRE 2111 Basic Metal Alignment & Finish 1 2 3
VMRE 2121 Corrosion 1 1 2
CTS – Collision Repair Apprentice Subtotal (31) 31
*CTS – Collision Repair Total Hours (34) 34
VMRE 2130 Restraint Systems 1 1 2
VMRE 2140 Plastic Repair 1 1 2
VMRE 2230 Advanced Painting Technologies 1 3 4
VMRE 2331 Advanced Collision Repair 0 4 4
TD – Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technology (52) 52
Total Clock Hours 1140

*CTS Collision Repair Apprentice Total Hours includes credit for VMRE 1002.

Program Information

CIP Code: 470600

Program Type: Diploma

Program Length: 52 Semester Credit Hours

Program Resources

Contact Information

Thomas Richard

thomas.richard@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6553 ext. 4317

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483
info@sowela.edu

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

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Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

candy.parker@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

maegan.lewis@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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