Associate of Science Degree in Advanced Transportation Technologies

The Advanced Transportation Technologies degree program offers students the opportunity to learn the academic and occupational skills needed by entry-level technicians in the advanced transportation industry.  

The curriculum was developed with industry guidance and prepares students with foundation courses. A key focus is on electronic technologies used in light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles. The program has special emphasis on the CNG, hybrid, electric, and alternate fuel vehicles being introduced by the major manufacturers.

The degree program’s emphasis is on engine performance and emission systems, vehicle computer systems, electronic controls, and vehicle system diagnostics that are used in both conventional and alternate fueled vehicles. In addition to the degree option, the advanced transportation technology certificate program is designed to be as flexible as possible in offering students and working technicians the opportunity to gain the needed knowledge and skills with a short-term commitment.

As students progress through the program, they will be exposed to other aspects of the transportation industry that include personal planning, development of individual and team working skills, development of advanced technical knowledge, health and safety, and environmental issues.

Required CoursesUnits
AUTO 010Introduction To Automotive Technology4
AUTO 011BAuto Electronics & Electrical Systems4
AUTO 011CAdvanced Automotive Electrical Systems5
AUTO 014AAutomotive Engine Management4
AUTO 021AAutomotive Diagnosis And Troubleshooting2
AUTO 040DCNG/LPG Diagnosis & Repair5.5
AUTO 043AHybrid, Fuel-Cell & Electric Technology3
AUTO 045AIntro To Alternative Fuel Vehicles2
AUTO 092ABiodiesel: Charctrstc, Use & Production2
AUTO 095AAutomotive Technology Work Experience 12
AUTO 099Auto/Advanced Transportation Summation1
Select 8 units from the following:8
Advanced Engine Management
Automotive Manual Transmissions and Drive Train Systems
Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles
Automotive Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
CNG/LPG Conversion & Installation
Basic & Advanced Clean Air Car Course
Automotive Technology Work Experience (1-2 units in addition to required) 1
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I
Business Communications
Oxy-Acetylene Gas Welding
Required Subtotal42.5
COD General Education Pattern18
Kinesiology Activities2

For extenuating circumstances, as deemed by the automotive advisor, work experience may be fulfilled through a special shop project or an appropriate elective.