2016-2017 Summer Publication 
    
    Dec 07, 2021  
2016-2017 Summer Publication [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology


 

The Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to provide the broad academic and technical education and training necessary to function in today’s automotive service industry. The student will study the mechanical, electrical/electronic and environmental systems of the contemporary automobile and light truck. The graduate will be well prepared for entry-level employment as a career technician within dealership service departments or other major retail or service firms. The academic requirements of the program provide a foundation for continued studies should the student decide to further pursue his or her education or training.

The automotive technology program has been reviewed by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation and has full Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. The student is prepared and is encouraged to take the appropriate ASE certification exams.

The General Service Technician certificate prepares the individual for basic, entry-level employment in the automotive service industry. The program provides course work specializing in brakes, under car mechanical, and the steering and suspension of the contemporary automobile and light truck that affect vehicle control and safety.

The Chassis and Electrical Technician Specialization certificate prepares the individual for basic, entry-level employment in the automotive service industry. The essentials of the mechanical, electrical and environmental systems of the contemporary automobile and light truck are major components of the program.

The Power Train and Drivability Technician Specialization certificate prepares the individual for basic, entry-level employment in the automotive service industry. The program provides course work specializing in the mechanical and electrical systems of the contemporary automobile and light truck that affect optimum operation and drivability.

Courses completed in the certificate programs may be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Programs

Level I Certificate

Level II Certificate

Associate of Applied Science Degree