Automotive Technology Associate in Science


The Automotive Technology Associate in Science Degree is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed for employment in the following automotive industry areas: Engine Repair, Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles Repair, Manual Drive Trains and Axles Repair, Suspension and Steering Repair, Brakes Repair, Electrical and Electronics Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning Repair, Engine Performance Repair, Service Consulting, Service Management, and Parts Control. This degree requires a total of 46-52 units.

Required Courses (36 units):
AUTO 081 FEngine Rebuilding and Repair8
AUTO 082 F Engine Performance and Drivability8
AUTO 083 F Brake and Suspension Systems Repair8
AUTO 084 FAutomatic Transmissions8
AUTO 131 FAutomotive Fundamentals4
Restricted Electives (10-16 units):10-16
Automotive Specialty Practice2
Internship in Automotive2-4
Automotive Business Management5
Automotive Powertrains5
Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems5
Engine Reconditioning7
Automotive Engine Performance7
Brake Systems Repair7
Automatic Transmission Fundamentals3
Fuel Systems and Advanced Drivability Diagnosis4
Automotive Air Conditioning4
Emission Control Systems and Advanced Diagnosis6
Cylinder Head Repair4
Performance Technology4
Introduction to Welding (formerly WELD 121AF)3
Total Units46-52

Outcome 1: Identify and describe the components and their operation of the following automotive systems:

  • Engine Repair
  • Engines (Internal Combustion and Hybrid Technology)
  • Automatic Transaxles/Transmissions
  • Manual Drivetrain and Axles
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical and Electronic Systems
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Engine Performance

Outcome 2: Demonstrate the proper safety procedures and techniques required in an automotive repair facility.

Outcome 3: Perform Inspection and diagnostic procedures needed to assess the following automotive systems: engine repair, engines (internal combustion and hybrid technology), automatic transaxles/transmissions, manual drivetrain and axels, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, heating and air conditioning and engine performance.

Outcome 4: Demonstrate automotive service and repair procedures following manufacturer’s specifications.

Outcome 5: Identify and demonstrate proper documentation of automotive repairs.