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College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Auto Technology, A.A.S.

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Offered at Main Campus

The Automotive Technology program is a 21-month (seven-term) program. The program provides students with the skills necessary to diagnose and repair the various components of today’s complex automobiles. Training includes transmissions, drive lines, engine systems, electronic/electrical systems, air conditioning, brakes, steering/suspension, electronic ignition and fuel injection systems. Employment can be found servicing and repairing automobiles and components in dealerships, private repair facilities, service stations and various store repair centers. 

To enroll, complete an application and attend any required academic orientation and information session. Students may enter this major at the beginning of Fall and Spring terms. Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Practice shop safety.
  2. Select and use the proper tools and equipment to perform automotive repairs according to industry procedures.
  3. Diagnose and repair brake systems.
  4. Diagnose and repair electrical/electronic systems.
  5. Diagnose problems associated with engine performance.
  6. Diagnose and repair suspension and steering systems.
  7. Diagnose and repair automatic transmission and transaxles.
  8. Perform engine repairs and rebuilds.
  9. Diagnose and repair heating and air conditioning systems.
  10. Diagnose and repair manual drive train and axles.
  11. Remove and install various parts of modern cars and light trucks.
Program Total: 83-84 Credits

Total: 10 Credits

Term II

Total: 11 Credits

Term III

Total: 10 Credits

Term IV

Total: 13 Credits

Total: 15 Credits

Term VI

Total: 13-14 Credits

Total: 11 Credits


 * Refer to General Education Course Requirements (A.A.S.)  for approved courses.

Certificates in this program may be awarded after successful completion of required coursework:

Automotive Maintenance Certificate      (Terms 1 and 2)

Automotive Electronics Certificate         (Term 3)

Automotive Drive Train Certificate        (Terms 4 and 5)

Automotive Power Train Certificate      (Terms 6 and 7)


*Optional Courses

Additional Diplomas and Certificates

Certificates available within this program include:

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