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 Automotive Service Technician Level 1 Certificate program prepares the individual for basic, entry-level employment in the automotive service industry. The program provides course work specializing in basic automotive electrical systems, brakes, and the steering and suspension that affect vehicle control and safety of the contemporary automobile and light truck.
The Automotive Service Technician Level 2 Certificate program better prepares the individual for basic, entry-level employment in the automotive service industry. This program adds essentials of chassis and drivability, as well as power train, mechanical, electrical, and environmental systems of the contemporary automobile and light truck and are major components of the program.
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.