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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology, A.A.S

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Graduates of the Automotive Technology Programs will have the skill- set to enter into employment in the U.S. Automotive Industry. This program includes technical hands-on skills in gasoline and light duty engines; automatic and manual transmissions; up-to-date scanners, scopes, meters, probes for diagnostic analysis; diagnostic and re-charge of A/C systems; braking tools, lathes and application and four wheel alignments. Graduate will also learn soft skills required to be successful and complete in the U.S. Automotive industry including: safe and productive utilization of shop tools and machinery; automotive information and data retrieval using national databases; interpersonal communication techniques in individual and group settings and critical thinking skills.


  • To provide students with an exceptional curriculum that encourages professional mechanical techniques necessary to succeed professionally.
  • To support students in their pursuit of life-time learning and professional development.
  • Function on teams.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Express oneself in written and oral form.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Prepared for employment as entry level automotive technician.


  • At graduation, students earning an AAS in Automotive will have the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain placement within the discipline.
  • Students within the Automotive Program will demonstrate competency in the use of manual and diagnostic software equipment typically used in industry.
  • Demonstrate problem solving, informational literacy, technological and communication skills in team and individual learning exercises.


  • Course assessment through student evaluations
  • Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey
  • Graduate Placement Survey
  • Survey of seniors
  • Employer feedback through advisory boards

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Minimum credits for an AAS degree in Automotive Technology: 62

Completion of the first two semesters may result in a Certificate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology. Student must complete a course in each of the following areas: English and Math to receive a certificate.

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