2019-2020

Associate in Applied Science

Automotive Technology

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.

General Education Requirements(21 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (9 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
Mathematics (3 credits)
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3
Technology or Information Literacy (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Social Science (3 credits)
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Ethics (3 credits)
PH 106 Introduction to Ethics 3

Major Requirements(39 credits)

Code Name Credits
AU 101 Automotive Fundamentals 3
AU 105 Engine Repair 4
AU 110 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AU 115 Automotive Steering Suspension, and Alignment 4
AU 125 Engine Performance 4
AU 130 Automotive Electricity/Electronics I 3
AU 210 Automotive and Manual Transmission Servicing 4
AU 230 Automotive Electricity/Electronics II 3
AU 235 Automotive Heating and Air Condition 3
AU 240 Advanced Vehicle Diagnostics 4
BU 101 Introduction to Business 3

Total Credits 60


Academic Map


First Semester Credits
AU 101 Automotive Fundamentals 3.0
AU 105 Engine Repair 4.0
AU 130 Automotive Electricity/Electronics I 3.0
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
Total 16.0
Second Semester Credits
AU 110 Automotive Brake Systems 4.0
AU 115 Automotive Steering Suspension, and Alignment 4.0
AU 125 Engine Performance 4.0
BU 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3.0
Total 18.0
Third Semester Credits
AU 210 Automotive and Manual Transmission Servicing 4.0
AU 235 Automotive Heating and Air Condition 3.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
Total 13.0
Fourth Semester Credits
AU 230 Automotive Electricity/Electronics II 3.0
AU 240 Advanced Vehicle Diagnostics 4.0
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3.0
PH 106 Introduction to Ethics 3.0
Total 13.0