Degrees and Certificates


AUTO106N: Internal Combustion Engine

This course examines 2 and 4 stroke engines, their operating systems, and related physical properties. Principles from basic carburation to variable cam timing, forced induction and performance parts are covered. The lab element of this course exposes the students to the construction methods, precision measurements, and tolerances related to engine design. It also covers basic diagnostics of a 4 stroke engine.

AUTO113N: Automotive Electricity & Wiring

This course will cover the theory of automotive electrical systems and the diagnosis and troubleshooting of these systems. Wiring procedures, reading wiring diagrams, repair techniques for electrical harnesses and components. Starting and charging systems will be covered.

AUTO114N: Automotive Suspension & Steering

A student must earn a ‘C’ or better to achieve a passing grade in this course.

An introduction to automotive suspension systems, four-wheel alignment, wheel balancing and Roadforce.The lecture covers topics from basic components. Dynamic suspension systems, performance dampers and alignment angles. The lab includes the diagnostics and repair of steering and suspension components, wheel alignments and wheel and tire service. Due to the safety and nature of this course, students must earn a minimum of a 'C' to continue.

AUTO121N: Automotive Service & Maintenance

A student must earn a ‘C’ or better to achieve a passing grade in this course.

The study and development of skills in automotive maintenance and preventive maintenance procedures such as engine lubrication, exhaust systems, cooling systems, tire rotation and balance, NH state motor vehicle inspection procedures, engine drive belt, thread repair and Oxy/acetylene torches. A student must earn a 'C' or better to achieve a passing grade in this course. This course contains a service learning opportunity.

AUTO122N: Automotive Brake Systems

A student must earn a ‘C’ or better to achieve a passing grade in this course.

The study of braking systems with an emphasis on the diagnosis and repair of hydraulic systems of disc and drum brakes, the machining of rotors brake drums, brake line fabrication, ABS and stability control. Due to the safety and nature of this course, students must earn a minimum grade of a 'C' to continue.

AUTO185N: Automotive Engine Performance I

Theory of operation and diagnosis of the intake and exhaust systems, computerized fuel delivery systems and ignition systems are covered. Testing of these systems with OBD-II interfaces and the use of various pressure gauges, lab scopes and multi-meter will be covered in the lab.

AUTO190N: Automotive Technology Co-Op

A student must earn a ‘C’ or better to achieve a passing grade in this course.

Automotive Technology Co-Op is designed to place students into a shop environment after successful completion of all first-year courses. Students will be assigned work tasks to reinforce the skills learned in their courses at NCC. These tasks will range from oil and filter services to four-wheel alignments, steering component replacement, brake services and check engine diagnosis under the supervision of a senior technician. Students will complete a minimum of 20 hours per week or 200-hours total in the Co-op. Students must bring their tool kit to the Co-Op location. Grades will come from a combination of performance evaluations, input from the onsite supervisor, and co-op coordinator. Students will be responsible for completing a journal that will document their hours worked, assigned workload, and overall shop experience. This course will be designated as a Pass/Fail course. Periodic Co-Op visits will be performed by the assigned instructor to monitor student progress.

AUTO205N: Advanced Automotive Electricity & Electronics

This course includes operating principles and troubleshooting of various systems, body computers, multiplexing, keyless entry, etc. Testing of sensors, circuits and on-board diagnostics related to these systems will be covered.

AUTO215N: Engine Performance II

A continuation of Engine Performance I with a focus on advanced diagnostics of engine control systems using, OBD-II interface and lab scopes. The function and operation of the supporting emission systems to include exhaust Catalyst, EVAP and EGR systems will be covered.

AUTO221N: Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning

The theory and operation of automotive heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems will be covered including safety, maintenance, adjustment, diagnosis and repair. Automatic climate control systems, air conditioning component repair and replacement procedures, and refrigerant safety, recovery, recycling and recharge will be covered.

AUTO226N: Automotive Power Trains

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles employed in the construction, operation and diagnosis of the various components and systems involved in the manual drive train of current automotive vehicles. Topics for this course include clutches, manual transmissions/transaxles, both front and rear wheel drive train components including drive shafts, axles and differentials. Four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive systems are discussed as well. This course is designed to meet the requirements of ASE Education Foundation certification in the topic of manual drive train and axles.

AUTO227N: Automatic Transmissions

This course covers the theory of operation and overhaul of automatic transmissions. The lecture focuses on the operation of automatics and uses case studies to show common failures and diagnostic steps.The lab focuses on hands-on diagnosis and repair, R&R of complete units, transmission overhauls and the installation of Shift kits.

AUTO228N: Automotive Engine Repair: A Capstone Course

This course is designed to give students a better understanding of current practices involved in the diagnosis, disassembly, cleaning, repair and reassembly of today's modern engines. Topics for this course will include engine diagnostic procedures, engine removal practices, proper teardown, cleaning and inspection processes, best practices for component repair/replacement, reassembly and engine reinstallation. There will also be discussion about engine design, performance modifications and specifics regarding certain engine features that are manufacturer specific. This course is designed to meet all of the requirements for ASE Education Foundation certification in the Engine Repair section. There is also a Capstone Assignment that is part of this course.