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Automotive Technology-AAS

The Automotive Technology program is designed to give students a working knowledge in the ever expanding field of automobile service and repair. This field has become so specialized and technical that demand for trained technicians increases daily.

The instruction, course of study, facilities, and equipment of this institution have been evaluated by the Automotive Services Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation standards of quality for the training of automobile technicians. We are certified in all eight areas of automotive technology.

The shop is equipped with state of the art diagnostic equipment and the latest in technical publications to enhance student training. Graduates of this program may find employment as technicians in specialty shops, independent garages, fleet garages, and auto dealerships.

Area of Study

 Automotive Technology



Total Program

60 Credit Hours

The fourth digit in the course number indicates the number of credit hours. 

University Requirement - 1 or 3 hours

University Requirement Department
The 3-hour credit course is required for students who must take at least one remedial course. Student who are not required to take a remdial course may take the 3-hour credit course. In both situations, the courses (1-hour or 3-hour) count toward electives. 
UNIV 1001 Principles of Academic Success I University
UNIV 1003 Principles of Academic Success III University

General Education Core - 15 hours

General Education Core  Department
ENG 1003 Freshman English I English
ENG 1013 Freshman English II English
MATH 1013 Technical Mathematics A, B, C, D, E, J, M and V Mathematics
CIS 1503 Microcomputer Applications I Computer Information Systems
General Education Core Department
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PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology Psychology
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology Sociology
HIST 2763 The United States to 1876 History
HIST 2773 The United States Since 1876 History

Automotive Technology Core - 45 hours

Automotive Technology Core Department
AST 1103 Introduction to Automotive Technology Automotive Technology
AST 1013 Introduction to Transportation Electrical I Automotive Technology
AST 1204 Automatic Transmissions Automotive Technology
AST 2104 Brakes Automotive Technology
AST 2204 Suspension and Steering Automotive Technology
AST 2704 Automotive Climate Control Automotive Technology
AST 2304 Automotive Electrical Applications Automotive Technology
AST 2504 Engine Performance I Automotive Technology
AST 2604 Engine Performance II Automotive Technology
AST 2013 Introduction to Transportation Electrical II Automotive Technology
AST 2404 Manual Transmissions/Transaxles Automotive Technology
AST 2804 Engine Rebuild Automotive Technology

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