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2020-2021 College Catalog 
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Automotive Technology

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Campus Location: Calmar

Program Entry: Enrollment may occur during any term. Fall term is the start of the program course sequence.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree

Description: The Automotive Technology program is accredited by NATEF and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). There have been remarkable advances in technical design, construction and complexity of automobiles in the 21st century. New technologies to improve exhaust emissions, engine performance, fuel consumption and  drivability have overwhelmed the job market with the need for highly-trained technicians since many currently employed technicians do not possess the education or experience to successfully manage these changes. In addition, the needs of business, industry and the public require a constant influx of educated technicians. The Automotive Technology instructors are ASE Master Certified and have several years of experience.

This program is designed to provide you with the expertise to repair and maintain technologically advanced vehicles and gives you the opportunity to acquire a thorough understanding of the basic principles, purposes and operation of the various systems and components of today’s automobiles. The automotive laboratories are well-equipped for training in all facets of automobile repair, including theory and practical application in diagnosis and tune-up, electrical and hydraulic systems, automatic transmissions, engines, emission controls, fuel systems, brake systems, suspension systems and hybrid vehicle systems. Program graduates find a wide range of employment opportunities in automotive dealerships, mass-merchandisers, fleets, independent garages and service stations.

After completing the necessary coursework, you should be prepared to take exams to receive certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in the following areas: automotive transmission/transaxle, brakes, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering.

Enrollment Process: See Enrollment Process . Applicants to this program do not need to complete the ALEKS® math assessment.

Program Requirements: During Term 1, while enrolled in AUT 627 , students will be required to complete S/P2 Automotive Service Safety Training.

Minimum Credits: 74

Course Sequence



¹This Associate of Applied Science degree program requires a minimum of 15 credits of transfer-level general education electives from Communication, Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science. Three of these hours can include SDV 179 - The College Experience . If The College Experience course is waived or transfers in for less than three credits, an additional general education elective is required.

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