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 (20 credits) are required to earn 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.