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 114Introduction to Automotive Practices3-4
or AUTO 125 Introduction to Automotive Shop Practices
AUTO 129Brakes I*3
AUTO 131Brakes II*1
AUTO 156Electrical I*3
ENGL 121Composition I*3
Humanities Elective ^3
Total Hours16-17

Second Semester

AUTO 150Steering and Suspension I*3
AUTO 151Alignment Practicum*1
AUTO 161Engine Performance I*3
AUTO 165Automotive Engine Repair*4
AUTO 166Electrical II*2
INDT 125Industrial Safety/OSHA 303
Total Hours16

Third Semester

AUTO 205Engine Performance II*3
AUTO 208Electrical III*3
AUTO 209Manual Drive Train and Axles*4
MATH 120Business Mathematics* (or higher)3
Social Science or Economic Elective ^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 201ASE Certification Review*1
AUTO 215Engine Performance III*3
AUTO 221Heating and Air Conditioning*4
AUTO 250Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles*4
ENGL 123Technical Writing I*3
Total Hours18

Technical/Related Electives

AUTO 121Small Engine Service3
AUTO 130Diesel Fundamentals*2
AUTO 235Hybrid & Alternative Fuels Vehicles Repair & Maintenance*3
AUTO 271Automotive Technology Internship*3
AUTO 291Independent Study*1-7

Total Program Hours: 66-67