Students in the Automotive Service Technology program are prepared 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.The Automotive Service Technology program offers students an opportunity to gain expertise with state-of-the-art equipment like in dealerships, including computerized diagnostic units, computer alignment centers; scanners, brake lathes, transmission dynamometers, and transmission/fuel injection analysis equipment. In the Automotive Service Technology program, students learn to diagnose and correctly repair engines, transmissions, electrical and fuel systems, alignment, brakes, computerized engine controls, air conditioning, and many other areas. With a full service parts center on campus, students shop experience will be almost identical to a modern automotive repair shop, including computerized repair orders, live customer repair work, parts ordering, and estimating.The Automotive Service Technology program is certified by NATEF, the educational arm of ASE (Automotive Service Excellence). ASE certification through NATEF evaluation ensures that certified training programs meet or exceed industry recognized uniform standards of excellence. The instructors are all ASE master-certified and teach in their area of expertise.
 
Course Outline
 
Technical Required Courses
(19 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 1162 Electrical Systems 1
AUTO 1182 Engine Performance 1
AUTO 1212 Engine Diagnosis
AUTO 1364 Electrical Systems 2
AUTO 2124 Auto Transmission
AUTO 2174 Air Conditioning
AUTO 2323 Auto Transmission 2
AUTO 2342 Suspension 2
AUTO 2352 Brakes 2
AUTO 2383 Engine Performance 2
AUTO 2562 Electrical Systems 3
AUTO 2583 Engine Performance 3
AUTO 2764 Electrical Systems 4
Total Credits: 56  
 
Technical Elective Courses
(select 1 credit from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AUTO 2103 General Shop
GSWS 1413 Small Business Operation
GSWS 1462 Industry Skills
Total Credits: 1  
 
General Education Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Choose one:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
Total Credits: 3  
 
General Education Elective Courses
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 12  
 
Total AAS Degree Credits: 72