Associate of Science Degree in Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technologies degree program offers students the opportunity to learn the academic and occupational skills needed by entry-level technicians in the automotive industry.  The degree is aligned with the standards of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The program is NATEF certified, a member of the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and a Local Mopar College Automotive Program (Mopar CAP Local).

The curriculum was developed with industry guidance and prepares students with foundation courses. A key focus is on electronic technologies and other advanced diagnostic technologies used in light-duty vehicles currently produced and serviced by the major manufacturers.

The degree program’s emphasis is on key vehicle systems including electrical, engine performance, emissions, braking, steering & suspension, engine, transmission, and heating and air conditioning. Within each system, the student is taught to understand its operation, function, maintenance, repair, and diagnosis. In addition to the degree option, the automotive technology certificate programs are 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 012AAutomotive Steering & Suspension4
AUTO 013AAutomotive Braking Systems4
AUTO 014AAutomotive Engine Management4
AUTO 015Automotive Engine Diagnosis & Repair4
AUTO 020AAutomotive Quick Service3
AUTO 021AAutomotive Diagnosis And Troubleshooting2
AUTO 095AAutomotive Technology Work Experience 12
AUTO 099Auto/Advanced Transportation Summation1
Electives
Select 6 units from the following:6
Advanced Engine Management
Automotive Manual Transmissions and Drive Train Systems
Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles
Automotive Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Hybrid, Fuel-Cell & Electric Technology
Intro To Alternative Fuel Vehicles
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
Oxy-Acetylene Gas Welding
Required Courses43
COD General Education Pattern18
Kinesiology Activities2
DEGREE TOTAL63
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For extenuating circumstances, as deemed by the automotive advisor, work experience may be fulfilled through a special shop project or an appropriate elective.