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
(16 Courses)
Course Title Credits
AUTO 1002 Automotive Trades Skills
AUTO 1104 Vehicle Maintenance
AUTO 1114 Engine Repair and Diagnosis
AUTO 1134 Drivetrain and Axles
AUTO 1142 Suspension 1
AUTO 1152 Brakes 1
AUTO 1162 Electrical Systems 1
AUTO 1182 Engine Performance 1
AUTO 1202 Safety and Service Information
AUTO 1234 Manual Transmission
AUTO 1364 Electrical Systems 2
AUTO 2105 Service and Shop Operations
AUTO 2342 Suspension 2
AUTO 2352 Brakes 2
AUTO 2384 Engine Performance 2
AUTO 2664 Electrical Systems 3
Total Credits: 49  
Technical Elective Courses
(select 8 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
AUTO 2124 Auto Transmission
AUTO 2174 Air Conditioning
AUTO 2584 Engine Performance 3
AUTO 2764 Electrical Systems 4
Total Credits: 8  
General Education Elective Courses
Choose one Goal Area 1 course.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 3  
General Education Elective Courses
General Education courses must be selected from at least three (3) of the ten (10) goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer curriculum.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 12  
Total AAS Degree Credits: 72