Automotive Technician Degree

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This ASE-certified program prepares students for entry-level positions as automotive technicians.

Degree Info at a Glance

Type: AAT Degree

Approx. # of Quarters: 6

Estimated Cost: $12,248.72

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring quarters, or Summer and Winter quarters with Instructor permission

Students participate in realistic training experiences that prepare them for pre-apprenticeship training and ASE certification. Cooperative work experience is available with instructor permission. Credits will depend on time spent in co-op.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

To receive a certificate or degree in an automotive program all courses must be completed with a 2.0 GPA or higher.

To remain in the program all students must have the required textbooks by the start of the third week of classes and have the required tools by the start of the second quarter. They must also successfully complete ENG 094 and MAT 091 by the end of the third quarter.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity and computer literacy requirements. Program Length: This program is approximately six quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements. Must have required tools and textbooks.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
AUT 120 Automotive Basics 2
AUT 132 Automotive Welding 4
AUT 147** Automotive Brakes 6
AUT 149** Automotive Brakes, Suspension, Steering and Wheel Alignment 7
AUT 156** Automotive Brakes, Suspension, Steering and Wheel Alignment Lab 5
AUT 174** Engine Minor Mechanical Repair 6
AUT 175** Engine Major Mechanical Repair 7
AUT 178** Engine Mechanical Lab 3
AUT 203** Electrical Systems 11
AUT 209** Electronic Systems 7
AUT 217** Automotive Ignition Systems 7
AUT 223** Automotive Fuel Systems 7
AUT 236** Automotive Emissions Systems 7
AUT 239 Clutches & Manual Transmissions 9
AUT 243 Automotive Axles, Drivelines, Differentials, & Transfer Cases 6
AUT 246 Manual Drive Trains & Axles Lab 4
AUT 247 Automatic Transmissions 7
AUT 250 Automatic Transaxles 7
AUT 251CAP Automatic Transmission / Transaxle Lab 4
AUT 255*** Air-Conditioning, Heating & Ventilation 6
ENGL& 101 English Composition (or higher) or CMST& 220 5
MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher) 5
PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class that meets the diversity requirement) 5
Computer Literacy Requirement Complete an approved computer literacy course or successfully pass the computer literacy exam 3
  Total Credits for Completion 140

*Articulated courses with High Schools for Dual Enrollment

**These courses must be taken in consecutive order

***Must take AUT 203 and AUT 209 prior to AUT 255


Course # Course Name Credits
AUT 295 On-the-Job Training/Work-Based Learning 1-12

Students may also choose to take any course in the following programs as an optional elective for this program: Auto Collision, Auto Restoration and Customization, Automotive Hybrid.

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