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Automotive Technology

Modern vehicles are manufactured in a great variety of shapes and sizes and the technology used in them is growing more sophisticated every year. These vehicles are complicated machines requiring highly-skilled, well-trained personnel to repair and maintain them properly for operation at peak efficiency. Vehicle technicians make up the largest service and repair group in the United States. Wages are good and opportunities are excellent for the person eager to learn and willing to work.

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AAS Degree - Automotive Technology

The Associate in Applied Science major in Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for jobs in vehicle maintenance and repair positions. The program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF), and graduates are prepared to begin the process to become an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Mechanic.

Complete ECO-101 (minimum grade C)
Complete ENG-155 (minimum grade C)
Complete HSS-205 (minimum grade C)
Complete MAT-101 or MAT-155 (minimum grade C)
Complete PSY-105 (minimum grade C)
Complete AUT-102 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AUT-112 (minimum grade C)
Complete AUT-115 (minimum grade C)
Complete AUT-124 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AUT-131 (minimum grade C)
Complete AUT-241 (minimum grade C)
Complete AUT-133 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AUT-143 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AUT-146 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AUT-149 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AUT-158 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AUT-161 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AUT-247 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AUT-251 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AUT-262 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete COL-101

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Automotive Technology.

Tool List

All students enrolled in Automotive Technology programs are required to have their own tools and toolbox. Each student is responsible and will be held accountable for his/her own tools and toolbox. 

Tool List (link to PDF)

Professional Resources

National Association for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Useful Links

Program Standards for Automotive Technology programs (PDF) 
Department Page 
Gainful Employment Data

Automotive Collision Repair

The Automotive Collision Repair Certificate prepares graduates to be trained to repair the visual, electronic, and mechanical aspects of a damaged vehicle. Collision Repair Certificate incudes training in refinishing, sheet metal, and structural repair along with training in electricity/electronics, HVAC, steering and suspension, and offers a well-planned mix of automotive repair courses along with collision repair specific courses. The Collision Repair Certificate carries the industry ICAR accreditation and operates using an industry designed and supported program of study. The collision repair industry offers stable employment with excellent salaries.

Complete AUT-131 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AUT-133 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AUT-241 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ABR-100 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ABR-101 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ABR-102 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ABR-103 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ABR-108 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ABR-111 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ABR-113 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ABR-118 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ABR-119 (Minimum Grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Automotive Technology.

ToolList

All students enrolled in Automotive Technology programs are required to have their own tools and toolbox. Each student is responsible and will be held accountable for his/her own tools and toolbox. 

Tool List (link to PDF)

ProfessionalResources

National Association for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

UsefulLinks

Program Standards for Automotive Technology programs (PDF)  
Department Page  
Gainful Employment Data

Diesel Engine Performance

The certificate in Diesel Engine Performance is designed to prepare graduates to work in diesel service and repair. This program covers diesel fuel systems, electronic fuel systems, diesel equipment service and diagnosis and will provide key skills needed for entry-level employment or retraining.

Complete AUT-131 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete AUT-133 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete AUT-143 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete AUT-161 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete DHM-107 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete DHM-108 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete DHM-125 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete DHM-205 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete DHM-225 (Minimum Grade of C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Automotive Technology.

Tool List

All students enrolled in Automotive Technology programs are required to have their own tools and toolbox. Each student is responsible and will be held accountable for his/her own tools and toolbox. 

Tool List (link to PDF)

Professional Resources

National Association for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Useful Links

Program Standards for Automotive Technology programs (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

 

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