Automotive technology students work on vehicles while instructor observes.

Automotive Technology

Automotive Associates Degrees and Certificates:

Are you a gearhead who loves turning wrenches and fixing your own car?  Do you have the mechanical aptitude to become a certified auto mechanic? Are you already in the auto-repair field and want to learn more?

Since 1978, the Automotive Technology program has taught everyone from the casual, home-based auto mechanic to Chrysler and Ford certified automotive repair technicians. Study a single technical aspect of vehicle repair, or earn a degree that will launch a career at a shop or dealer.

Small class sizes allow for plenty of hands-on shop time with individual attention from instructors who spent careers in the automotive repair industry.

GCC automotive technology programs are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and evaluated by National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

Take the Fast Track to Career Opportunities

The Ford ASSET, General Motors (GM) ASEP, and Chrysler MOPAR College Automotive Program (CAP) factory-sponsored programs focus on brand-specific automotive technology. Within the two-year program, students spend 8 weeks of each semester in the classroom, and the other 8 weeks in a paid internship at a dealership. Many students graduate with job offers in hand.

Follow the MAPP

In the Modular Accelerated Automotive Program, students learn "bumper-to-bumper" technology and complete the Automotive Technology portion of the program in less than one year. Most classes are taught 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes prepare students for ASE testing, and credits transfer to ASU or the GCC associate degree program.

MAPP classes are the same courses that are taught in the regular A.A.S. degree program, on an accelerated learning schedule.
The typical MAAP schedule and courses include a 5-week summer session, 16-week Fall semester and 16-week Spring Semester:
  • AUT123AA Automatic Transmissions
  • AUT106AA Engine Overhaul and Reconditioning
  • AUT101AA Internal Combustion Engines Theory
  • AUT103AB Automotive and Electrical Systems I
  • AUT104AA Automotive Fuel Systems
  • AUT108AB Front-end Suspension, Steering, and Alignment
  • AUT109AC Automotive Brake Systems
  • AUT110AC Automotive Power Trains
  • AUT215AA Auto & Electrical / Electronic Systems
  • AUT107AC Automotive Air Conditioning
  • AUT105AA Engine Performance and Diagnosis
  • AUT233 Computerized Engine Control Systems


Automotive Technology

Course Course Name
AUT 097 General Automotive Maintenance
AUT 101AA Internal Combustion Engines Theory
AUT 103AB Automotive and Electrical/Electronic Systems I
AUT 103DA Basic Automotive Electrical Theory
AUT 104AA Automotive Fuel Systems
AUT 105AA Engine Performance & Diagnosis
AUT 106AA Engine Overhaul and Reconditioning
AUT 107AC Automotive Air Conditioning
AUT 108AB Front-End Suspension, Steering, and Alignment
AUT 109AC Automotive Brake Systems




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