This course is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas Regents public postsecondary institutions. Additional courses may also be eligible for transfer. Please visit a JCCC counselor or the JCCC Registrar's office, and the Transfer Kansas portal to learn more.
Automotive technicians generally begin their careers in service departments or independent repair facilities 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, manual dexterity in addition to written and verbal communication skills.
The two-year associate of applied science degree, which is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation covers all major areas, including engine performance, brakes, steering and suspension, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, automatic transmissions, engines, manual transmissions, and drivelines. Students work on developing the skills needed to advance in their field as an automotive technician.
(Major Code 2420; CIP Code 47.0604)
Associate of Applied Science Degree
|AUTO 114||Introduction to Automotive Practices||4|
|AUTO 129||Brakes I*||3|
|AUTO 131||Brakes II*||1|
|AUTO 156||Electrical I*||3|
|COMS 155||Workplace Skills||1|
|Humanities Elective ^||3|
|AUTO 150||Steering and Suspension I*||3|
|AUTO 151||Alignment Practicum*||1|
|AUTO 155||Automotive Engine Repair*||3|
|AUTO 161||Engine Performance I*||3|
|AUTO 162||Electrical II*||3|
|Social Science or Economic Elective ^||3|
|AUTO 205||Engine Performance II*||3|
|AUTO 207||Manual Drivetrains and Axles*||3|
|AUTO 214||Electrical III*||4|
|ENGL 121||Composition I*||3|
|MATH 120||Business Mathematics* (or higher)||3|
Note: Students transferring to 4-year programs should take MATH 171 College Algebra.
|Program Electives (see below)||3|
|AUTO 201||ASE Certification Review*||1|
|AUTO 211||Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning*||3|
|AUTO 215||Engine Performance III*||3|
|AUTO 252||Automatic Transmissions*||3|
|ENGL 123||Technical Writing I*||3|
Total Program Hours: 63
|AUTO 121||Small Engine Service||3|
|AUTO 237||Diesel and Hybrid Vehicles Maintenance and Light Repair*||3|
|AUTO 265||Comprehensive Vehicle Diagnosis*||3|
|AUTO 271||Automotive Technology Internship*||3|
|AUTO 291||Independent Study*||1-7|
This course has registration requirements.