Associate in Applied Science
The Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Technology degree is designed to prepare students for employment as automotive technicians with the necessary skills to acquire entry-level positions in such areas as testing, hydraulic, electrical, and thermodynamic automotive systems. This degree provides learning opportunities in computerized automotive systems with a fundamental understanding of business operation principles as well as traditional mechanical competencies. Based on this program of study, students may choose to pursue National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification testing.
Graduates will be able to:
- Use various test equipment to diagnose and repair defects.
- Describe the design, operation, diagnosis and repair procedures of the braking system.
- Describe the theory operation, and service of steering and suspension systems found on automobiles and light trucks.
- Apply electrical theory using wiring diagrams and schematics to diagnose and repair automotive electrical circuits.
- Explain the operation of, and perform service on, automatic and manual transmissions and trans-axles and differentials.
- Analyze, service and repair automotive climate control systems.