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General Technology - Automotive

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Let your interests in car maintenance drive your future with a degree in automotive technology.

The Associate of Applied Science in general technology - automotive is designed to train entry level automotive technicians. Automotive technology students learn the skills needed to inspect, maintain, diagnose, and repair automotive components and complex vehicle computer systems. Successful completion of the program can lead to certification by the National Institute for Automotive Services Excellence (ASE). The Automotive Technology program is certified by the ASE Education Foundation.
 

What can I do with an associate degree in automotive technology?

This degree brings with it valuable theories in maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of electronic and mechanical systems that are applicable in a variety of career fields that can include:
  • Auto Technician
  • Diesel Technician
  • Engine Repairer
  • Drivability Technician
  • Heavy-line Technician
  • Transmission Technician
  • Engine Performance Technician
  • Suspension and Steering Technician
  • Brake and Front End Specialist

Format

On Campus

Credit Hours

60


Technical Certificates

Automotive Technology
This 32-hour program provides you with fundamental coursework in theory and maintenance, braking systems, and electrical systems. All hours earned with this credential transfer into the Associate of Applied Science program. 


Certificates of Proficiency

Automotive Drivability Technology
This 16-hour program provides you with fundamental coursework in theory and maintenance, engine performance, and electrical, heating, and cooling Systems. All hours earned with this credential transfer into the A.A.S. program.

Automotive Drivetrain Technology
This 16-hour program provides you with fundamental coursework in theory and maintenance, electrical systems, automotive engines, and manual transmissions and drivetrains. All hours earned with this credential transfer into the A.A.S. program.

Automotive Undercar Technology
This 16-hour program provides you with fundamental coursework in theory and maintenance, braking systems, suspension and steering, and electrical systems. All hours earned with this credential transfer into the A.A.S. program.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to: 
  • Complete a detailed work order to include customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concern, cause, and correction.
  • Research applicable vehicle and service information.
  • Properly use a torque wrench and diagnostic equipment.
  • Obtain and interpret a wiring diagram.
  • Obtain and interpret micrometer and caliper readings.
  • Properly and safely operate a vehicle lift.
  • Demonstrate safety guidelines when using automotive equipment and tools.

ATMAE Accreditation

ATMAE Accreditation LogoThis program has received accreditation from the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). ATMAE Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for applied technology programs and institutions nationwide.

ASE Education Foundation Logo

The automotive technology program is certified by the ASE Education Foundation, which is recognized by automotive repair facilities nationwide.

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