Jan 15, 2021  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
    
College Catalog 2020-2021

Automotive Technology, AAS


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Associate of Applied Science Degree: 100 credits

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter or Spring Quarter; or with instructor permission

The Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) program is an option in which students receive training in all eight NATEF/ASE automotive repair areas (Engine Repair, Manual Drive Train, Automatic Transmission, Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Heating and Air Conditioning, Electrical/Electronic Systems, and Engine Performance). Students gain real work experience in the automotive shop environment and develop the competencies of a professional automotive technician.

In addition to the technical courses, four General Education courses are required to obtain an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

Program Learning Outcomes: 

  • Diagnose and repair of vehicles to NATEF certification standards. 
  • Use technical service materials, printed or online, to analyze and determine proper repair procedures for vehicles of different brands. 
  • Perform repairs using the proper tools and diagnostic equipment as per manufacturer’s specifications. 
  • Troubleshoot vehicle systems using logical, traceable steps that lead to identification of the root cause of malfunction. 
  • Apply mathematical skills essential to the requirements of the automotive service industry. 
  • Communicate effectively in oral or written form within the environment of a commercial repair shop. 
  • Model professional and ethical behavior, and practice good customer communication skills essential to the requirements of the work place. 

Program Requirements


Below is the course sequence for students who enter in Fall Quarter. The course sequence for other entry points may vary. 

GPA Requirements


  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0
  • Minimum grade for each course: 1.0

*Note: Clinical & Field-Based Experience courses require a Satisfactory (S) grade.

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