Automotive Technology (AAS)
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Automotive Technology is designed to prepare students for employment as automotive technicians. Instruction is given in both the theoretical and practical aspects of automotive operation, maintenance, and service. Directed lab activities provide experience in transmissions, differentials, fuel systems (both conventional and electronic), brakes, air conditioning, automotive electricity/electronics, diagnosis, emission control, engine service, suspension and steering systems. Modern, fully equipped facilities provide students with excellent opportunities for pre-employment experience.
This degree program includes an embedded Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Automotive Technology, a CCL in Automotive Chassis, CCL in Automotive Engine and Drive Trains, a CCL in Automotive Engine Performance, and a CCL in Automotive Engine Performance Diagnosis and Air Conditioning.
This two-year program is consolidated into one year of automotive technology (AUT) courses, followed by two (2) semesters of general education courses, and an automotive internship. While evening AUT courses are offered, the Recommended Course Sequence for this program is planned as a day-program.
You must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.
The semesters in which general education courses (SB, HU, COM, and SQ/SG) are suggested are flexible and may be switched in sequence. You should consider taking general education courses during summer sessions in order to distribute your credits more evenly between the semesters and reduce your load during the academic year.
To enroll in more than eighteen (18) credits, you must obtain college approval. If you need to reduce your academic load, you should consider taking general education courses during the summer session.