Automotive Technology


Program Summary

The Automotive Technology program is designed to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills for employment as a line technician, diagnostic technician, and factory representative or factory technician. The Associate of Applied Science degree will be awarded upon successful completion of this curriculum, which combines laboratory work and diagnostic skills to prepare the student for employment.

This program has been identified as a TECH PREP program. Interested students should seek advisement.

This program is ASE certified.

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Program Guide

Automotive Technology (AUT 2158)


First Year

Fall SemesterCredit Hours
AUT 122Engine Performance I3
AUT 135Brakes3
AUT 136Suspension and Steering3
AUT 137Engine Repair3
COM 111Business Computer Systems4
Spring SemesterCredit Hours
AUT 129Engine Performance II3
AUT 132Electrical/Electronic Systems3
AUT 133Automatic Transmission/Transaxle3
AUT 138Manual Drive Train and Axles3
AUT 139Auto Heating and AC3


Second Year

Fall SemesterCredit Hours
AUT 150Basic Diesel3
AUT 225Engine Performance/ Computer Control I3
ENG 111English Composition I3
MAT 110General Education Math4
PSY 211Introduction to Psychology3
Spring SemesterCredit Hours
AUT 230Engine Performance/ Computer Control II3
AUT 232Advanced Electrical/ Electronic Systems3
OSH 102OSHA 30 General Industry3
PHY 120Real World Physics3
SPC 111 or SPC 210Speech or Interpersonal Communication3


Possible Career Opportunities

  • Automotive Technician, Mechanic
  • Automotive Service Technician Shop Foreman
  • Master Technician
  • Truck Technician Certified ASE Master Automotive Technician (Certified Automotive Service Excellence Master Automotive Technician)



Admissions and Advising

Toll Free 1-800-481-2242

Ruth Smith

Division Chair