Automotive Technology Associate in Science Degree

Division: Technology and Engineering


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 46.5-52.5 units.

Required Courses (36.5 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 Fundamentals4.5
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 Units46.5-52.5

Outcome 1: Demonstrate safe work habits when using tools and equipment to repair automotive systems and comply with all local, state, federal, and international regulations regarding hazardous waste handling, disposal, and record keeping.

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

Outcome 3: Evaluate vehicle malfunctions, demonstrate diagnostic procedures, interpret diagnostic test results, recommend repairs or corrective action, and proficiently perform vehicle repairs following vehicle manufacturers' specifications.

Outcome 4: Compose a written vehicle repair estimate including parts and labor, collaborate with other staff members to inform the customer, and summarize the repairs performed on a vehicle repair order using the industry standard concern, cause, and correction format.

Outcome 5: Plan and participate in automotive technology update training and certification testing on a regular basis to stay current with emerging automotive repair skills and industry needs.