Advanced Transportation Technologies AS Degree

The Associate of Science in 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.

Course Code Title Units
Required CoursesUnits
AUTO 010Introduction to Automotive Technology4
AUTO 011BAuto Electronics & Electrical Systems4
AUTO 011CAdvanced Automotive Electrical Systems4
AUTO 014AAutomotive Engine Management4
AUTO 021AAutomotive Diagnosis & Troubleshooting2
AUTO 040ECNG Diagnosis & Repair4
AUTO 043AIntro to Hybrid, Electric & Fuel-Cell Vehicle Technology3
AUTO 043BHybrid, Fuel-Cell & Electric Vehicle Diagnosis & Repair3
AUTO 045AIntro to Alternative Fuel Vehicles2
AUTO 095A 12
Select 8 units from the following:
AUTO 014BAdvanced Engine Management4
AUTO 015Automotive Engine Diagnosis & Repair4
AUTO 016Automotive Manual Transmissions & Drive Train Systems4
AUTO 017Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles4
AUTO 018Automotive Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning4
AUTO 020AAutomotive Quick Service3
AUTO 041BCNG Installation & Repair3
AUTO 054DSmog Check Inspector Training Level 1&24
AUTO 054ESmog Check Diagnostic & Repair Technician3
AUTO 095A (1-2 units in addition to required) 11-8
ACR 060Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I3
ACR 064Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I3
BUMA 094Business Communications3
WELD 0113
WELD 0123
Required Subtotal32
Elective Subtotal8
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.