A.A.S. Degree in Automotive Systems Technology (A60160)

The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as Automotive Service Technicians. It provides an introduction to automotive careers and increases student awareness of the challenges associated with this fast and ever-changing field.

Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic course work. Emphasis is placed on theory, servicing and operation of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, steering/suspension, automatic transmissions/transaxles, engine repair, climate control, and manual drive trains.

Upon completion of this curriculum, students should be prepared to take the ASE exam and be ready for full-time employment in dealerships and repair shops in the automotive service industry.

Suggested Sequence of Courses
FALL SEMESTER 1
ACA 115--Success and Study Skills
AUT 110--Intro to Auto Technology
AUT 116--Engine Repair
AUT 151--Brake Systems
AUT 151A--Brake Systems Lab
AUT 161--Basic Auto Electricity
SPRING SEMESTER 1
AUT 181--Engine Performance I
AUT 163--Advanced Auto Electricity
AUT 171--Auto Climate Control
CIS 111--Basic PC Literacy
ENG 111--Expository Writing
MAT 115--Mathematical Models
SUMMER SEMESTER 1
COE 112--Co-op Work Experience I
FALL SEMESTER 2
AUT 183--Engine Performance II
AUT 231--Manual Trans/Axles/Drivetrains
AUT 231A--Manual Trans/Axles/Drivetrains Lab
AUT 285--Intro to Alternate Fuels
ENG 115--Oral Communication
WLD 112--Basic Welding Processes
SPRING SEMESTER 2
AUT 221--Auto Transmission/Transaxles
AUT 281--Advanced Engine Performance
AUT 141--Suspension and Steering
AUT 141A--Suspension and Steering Lab
PSY 118--Interpersonal Psychology
WLD 212--Inert Gas Welding
Humanities/Fine Arts