Use this guide to find library resources for your automotive technology classes and general course assignments. The tabs across the top of the guide will give you access to our own Ivy Tech library resources, as well as carefully selected open web sources that you will find useful. This is a selective listing of resources and should be supplemented through interaction with your instructors and the college library staff. You can find out about other library resources and services at the Library tab in Campus Connect.
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The Automotive Technology program offers exciting careers and unlimited opportunities. Through the use of equipment used in the automotive industry today and A.S.E. master certified instructors, students learn how to diagnose and repair today's high-tech vehicles. This program will prepare students for entry level employment with companies that require training in areas such as: electrical systems, engine performance, transmissions, brakes, steering and suspension systems, air conditioning systems, and engine repair. Students are prepared to take industry standard certification exams from ASE.
Students receive hands-on experience on up to date repair and diagnostic equipment that is currently used in the automotive field today. Computer usage and skills along with network communication diagnosis has become critical skills required to quickly and accurately diagnosis newer automobiles, hybrid and alternative fueled vehicles, and heavy diesel trucks. This is a "hands-on" training program that allows plenty of lab time to develop the skills needed to be successful in whichever emphasis of study the student chooses to go into. Through your choice of electives, you can choose the emphasis of study you would like to pursue.
The Automotive Program mission and purpose is to provide its students with educational experiences that will provide a framework from which they can pursue a career in the automotive industry as well as the skills for a possible placement or continuation of their educational goals.