2020-2021 College Catalog 
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2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology, AAS

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Award Granted Upon Completion: Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Technology
Credits/Contacts Required: 68/95
Major code: 03/308
CIP Code: 470604


The Automotive Technology program is designed to provide a combination of theoretical and practical skills to enable graduates to move rapidly in their chosen occupational field. Students learn to apply automotive operating principles and to diagnosis malfunctions in automotive systems. The program emphasizes the development of skills in service, repairs, and diagnostic procedures. With state regulations, certification of auto technicians is required by law. The program provides an opportunity for students to prepare themselves for technician certification exams. The automotive industry has experienced a great deal of growth during the past one hundred years. It continues to remain a young, healthy, and a growing industry. Great opportunities await alert students seeking a profitable and challenging career in the future. Year by year, as automotive systems become more sophisticated, there is an increasing demand for trained technicians who have the knowledge and skill to service the ever changing and improved products. Equipment: Students are required to provide their own safety equipment, work clothes, and basic hand tool set. A list is provided. Estimated cost is between $1,000 and $2,500. Special student discounts are available. A quality set of hand tools is required by the second week of the semester for each course of the program, co-op, and future employability. Note: A valid driver’s license is required for co-op. Types of Jobs: Dealership service technicians, assistant or parts department manager, skilled jobs in automotive manufacturing, service equipment representative, rebuilding shop assembler, and repair shop operator.

General Education Requirements (Min 15 Credits)

Suggested Sequences Per Semester

First Semester Total - Credit(s): 19-20 | Contacts: 30-32

Second Semester Total - Credit(s): 18-20 | Contacts: 28-32

Third Semester Total - Credit(s): 13-15 | Contacts: 15-18

Fourth Semester

Fourth Semester Total: Credit(s): 15-18 | Contacts: 16-21


Internships and Co-ops may require that the student pass a criminal background check.

* Transfer students should choose MATH 110  or higher, and COMM 104 .

** Qualified students may be placed into pre-approved training work sites that are compatible with their career objectives, geographic preferences, and qualifications. A valid driver’s license and the approved hand tool set are required for co-op. Students need to request instructor’s approval and complete pre-registration documentation prior to final registration. Please see College Co-op Handbook.

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