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  Jan 18, 2018
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Automotive Technology, A.A.S.


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This program provides the balance of theory and practical knowledge necessary for students preparing for careers in the automotive technology industry. Service technicians are trained to maintain and repair cars, vans, small trucks, and other vehicles. Using both hand tools and specialized diagnostic test equipment, they learn to pinpoint problems and make necessary repairs or adjustments. In addition to performing complex and difficult repairs, technicians handle a number of routine maintenance procedures such as oil changes, tire rotation and battery replacement. Technicians also interact with customers to explain repair procedures and discuss maintenance needs.

Automotive Technology


Our Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Certification was awarded in automatic transmission and transaxles, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, manual drive train and axles, and suspension.

I. General Education Core (19-20)


Area A: Communication (6 credits)


Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (3 credits)


Select one course from Area B 

Area C: Mathematics (4 credits)


Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (3-4 credits)


Select one course from Area D 

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)


Select one course from Area E 

Program Total: 66-67 credits


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