Automotive Service Technology Program Requirements

Associate in Applied Science Degree NMC Code 560

This program is designed for either the person with little or no prior experience or the skilled technician who needs to keep pace with current technology. Students may take the classes they need to update skills, pursue an Associate in Applied Science degree which combines automotive technician classes with courses in the liberal arts and sciences, or work toward a Master Technician Certificate which qualifies graduates to enter the workplace as entry-level state-certified technicians. Students may also choose from three specialized certificates: Hybrid Technology, Under Car Specialist or Electrical and Drivability Specialist. The certificates are explained in more detail in the proceeding pages. All eight state or ASE certifications must be passed to be awarded the AAS degree or Master Technician Certificate.

Day and evening classes allow technicians at every level to develop new skills at convenient times. The program is a series of modules, each designed to teach an individual system. This flexibility allows the more experienced technician to learn a specific system while the beginning technician can combine the modules for a complete course in automotive technology.

Effective: Fall 2014

Foundation Requirements

For successful completion of the AT courses, placement into ENG 111 is recommended; and completion of MTH 08 or placement into MTH 23 is recommended. For incoming students that do not meet the recommended level, remedial courses may be recommended.

Credits: 17-18

Communications: ENG 111 and either BUS 231 or ENG 112 or ENG 220

7-8

Humanities: Any Group 1 course

3

Mathematics: Placement into MTH 111 or higher, or completion of MTH 23*

-

Science: Any Group 1 course with lab

4

Social Sciences: Any Group 1 course

3

* These credits do not count toward degree requirements.

Occupational Specialty Requirements: 59

AT 100** Automotive Service Basics

2

AT 110 Automotive Brake Systems

5

AT 120** Automotive Electrical I

5

AT 130 Engine Performance I

5

AT 140 Suspension and Steering

4

AT 150 Automatic Transmissions

6

AT 160 Engine Repair

6

AT 170 Heating and Air Conditioning

4

AT 180 Manual Drivetrain and Axles

6

AT 200 Service Department Management

2

AT 210 Hybrid Technology

5

AT 220 Automotive Electrical II

5

AT 230 Engine Performance II

4

** May be waived with proof of appropriate work experience or education.

All eight state or ASE certifications must be passed to be awarded the AAS degree or Master Technician Certificate.

Program Requirements: 76-77

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