Automotive Technology, AAS

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Automotive technicians generally begin their careers in service repair shops, with continually expanding industrial and service career advancement opportunities. Technicians work with experienced professionals and have frequent contact with the public. This field requires good mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity skills.

The two-year associate of applied science degree, which is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), covers all major areas, including diagnosis and tune-up, chassis, electrical/electronic and hydraulic systems, automatic transmissions, engines, and emissions. Students work on developing the skills needed to advance in their field as an automotive technician.

(Major Code 2420; State CIP Code 47.0604)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester

AUTO 125Introduction to Automotive Shop Practices3
AUTO 129Brakes I*3
AUTO 131Brakes II*1
AUTO 156Electrical I*3
AUTO 165Automotive Engine Repair*4
ENGL 121Composition I*3
Total Hours17

Second Semester

INDT 125Industrial Safety/OSHA 303
AUTO 166Electrical II*2
AUTO 161Engine Performance I*3
AUTO 150Steering and Suspension I*3
AUTO 151Alignment Practicum*1
INDT 155Workplace Skills1
Humanities Elective ^3
Total Hours16

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Third Semester

AUTO 208Electrical III*3
AUTO 205Engine Performance II*3
AUTO 209Manual Drive Train and Axles*4
ENGL 123Technical Writing I*3
MATH 120Business Mathematics* (or higher)3
Total Hours16

Note: Students transferring to 4 year programs should take MATH 171 College Algebra*.

Fourth Semester

Technical/Related Electives (see below)3
AUTO 250Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles*4
AUTO 215Engine Performance III*3
AUTO 221Heating and Air Conditioning*4
AUTO 201ASE Certification Review*1
Social Science and/or Economics Elective ^3
Total Hours18

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Technical/Related Electives

AUTO 120Basic Automobile Operation and Maintenance3
AUTO 121Small Engine Service3
AUTO 122Introduction to Automotive Glass3
AUTO 123Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair2
AUTO 130Diesel Fundamentals*2
AUTO 210Advanced Engine Repair*3
AUTO 235Hybrid Alternative Fuels Vehicles Repair Maintenance*3
AUTO 271Automotive Technology Internship*3
AUTO 291Independent Study*1-7
ENTR 142Business Plan3

Total Program Hours: 67