Automotive Technology AS Degree
The Associate of Science in Automotive Technology 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.
|AUTO 010||Introduction to Automotive Technology||4|
|AUTO 011B||Auto Electronics & Electrical Systems||4|
|AUTO 011C||Advanced Automotive Electrical Systems||4|
|AUTO 012A||Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems||4|
|AUTO 013A||Automotive Braking Systems||4|
|AUTO 014A||Automotive Engine Management||4|
|AUTO 015||Automotive Engine Diagnosis & Repair||4|
|AUTO 020A||Automotive Quick Service||3|
|AUTO 021A||Automotive Diagnosis & Troubleshooting||2|
|AUTO 095A||Automotive Technology Work Experience 1||2|
|Select 6 units from the following:|
|AUTO 014B||Advanced Engine Management||4|
|AUTO 016||Automotive Manual Transmissions & Drive Train Systems||4|
|AUTO 017||Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles||4|
|AUTO 018||Automotive Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning||4|
|AUTO 043A||Intro to Hybrid, Electric & Fuel-Cell Vehicle Technology||3|
|AUTO 043B||Hybrid, Fuel-Cell & Electric Vehicle Diagnosis & Repair||3|
|AUTO 045A||Intro to Alternative Fuel Vehicles||2|
|AUTO 054D||Smog Check Inspector Training Level 1&2||4|
|AUTO 054E||Smog Check Diagnostic & Repair Technician||3|
|AUTO 093A||Intro to Light & Medium Duty Diesel Systems||2|
|AUTO 093B||Light/Medium Duty Diesel Systems||4|
|AUTO 093C||Advanced Light/Medium Duty Systems||4|
|AUTO 093D||Diesel Diagnostics & Troubleshooting||2|
|AUTO 095A||Automotive Technology Work Experience (1-2 units in addition to required) 1||1-2|
|ACR 060||Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I||3|
|ACR 064||Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I||3|
|COD General Education Pattern||18|
For extenuating circumstances, as deemed by the automotive advisor, work experience may be fulfilled through a special shop project or an appropriate elective.