This program prepares individuals in all phases of auto repair from basic maintenance to complex diagnostic procedures. Because of the variety of work, technicians must be familiar with electrical and computer-controlled systems, transmissions, and electronic fuel injection. Students will have the opportunity to work with state of the art equipment while repairing today's cars and light duty trucks in a real world shop situation. The Auto Mechanics Technology program has met the required standards and achieved National Certification through Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(16 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AUTO 1103 General Auto
AUTO 1115 Engine Repair
AUTO 1133 Manual Transmission
AUTO 1134 Drivetrain and Axles
AUTO 1142 Suspension 1
AUTO 1152 Brakes 1
AUTO 1163 Basic Electrical I
AUTO 1184 Engine Performance I
AUTO 1212 Engine Diagnosis
AUTO 1362 Basic Electrical II
AUTO 2124 Auto Transmission
AUTO 2174 Air Conditioning
AUTO 2383 Engine Performance 2
AUTO 2564 Advanced Electrical
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
GSWS 1462 Industry Skills
Total Credits: 46  
 
Elective Courses
(select 6 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AUTO 2103 General Shop
AUTO 2152 Brakes 2
AUTO 2323 Auto Transmission 2
AUTO 2342 Suspension 2
AUTO 2583 Engine Performance 3
Total Credits: 6  
 
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
Total Credits: 3  
 
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ART 120 Introduction to Art Studio
SPCH 223 Effective Listening
SPCH 225 Small Group Communication
SPCH 226 Interpersonal Communications
SPCH 227 Intercultural Communication
Total Credits: 3  
 
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
BIOL 141 Environmental Science
MATH 109 Elements of Algebra & Trigonometry
MATH 110 Contemporary Concepts in Mathematics
PHYS 100 Concepts in Physics
PHYS 101 College Physics
SCI 105 Physical Science
Total Credits: 3  
 
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ECON 190 Personal Finance
ECON 195 Introduction to Economics
ECON 288 Entrepreneurial Economics
HIST 250 Minnesota History
POLS 133 State and Local Government
PSYC 131 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology
Total Credits: 3  
 
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 8  
 
Total AAS Degree Credits: 72