Automotive Technology: AAS
An Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technology aims to give students the basic technical and academic knowledge and transferable skills they need to go on to employment or further study.
The Automotive Technology curriculum follows the guidelines established by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The curriculum follows the safety requirements, areas of focus, time frames and recognized task list designed by the above two agencies.
Automotive Technology is only offered on the Price Campus.
General Education Requirements
Communications Literacy (choose one 3 cr.)
Math (choose one 3 or 4 cr.)
Human Relations or Social Science (choose one 3 cr.)
Additional Gen Ed (5 cr.)
Automotive Technology Courses
Core Course (choose one 3 cr.)
AUTO 1100 - Engine Repair Theory 3 cr.
AUTO 1105 - Engine Repair Lab 3 cr.
AUTO 1200 - Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Theory 3 cr.
AUTO 1205 - Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Lab 2 cr.
AUTO 1300 - Manual Drive Train and Axel Theory 3 cr.
AUTO 1305 - Manual Drive Train and Axel Lab 2 cr.
AUTO 1400 - Suspension and Steering Theory 3 cr.
AUTO 1405 - Suspension and Steering Lab 3 cr.
AUTO 1500 - Brakes Theory 3 cr.
AUTO 1505 - Brakes Lab 2 cr.
AUTO 1600 - Electrical and Electronics I Theory 3 cr.
AUTO 1605 - Electrical and Electronics I Lab 3 cr.
AUTO 1800 - Engine Performance I Theory 3 cr.
AUTO 1805 - Engine Performance I Lab 3 cr.
AUTO 2600 - Electrical and Electronics II Theory 3 cr.
AUTO 2605 - Electrical and Electronics II Lab 2 cr.
AUTO 2700 - Heating and Air Conditioning Theory 3 cr.
AUTO 2705 - Heating and Air Conditioning Lab 2 cr.
AUTO 2800 - Engine Performance II Theory 3 cr.
AUTO 2805 - Engine Performance II Lab 2 cr.
Printable Degree Plan: Automotive Technology- AAS, Degree Sheet
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With a degree in Automotive Technology you will be qualified for employment as an Automotive Technician.
Employers may include:
- Automotive repair shop
- Auto dealership
- Motorcycle repair shop
- Corporate fleet maintenance
- Self-employed shop owner
- Oil fields
- Natural gas industry
- Green energy industry
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