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2014-2015 Catalog 
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Automotive Technology Certificate of Applied Science

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Program Contact: Don Stodden
  (406) 496-3752
  HC 128

Modern engineering technology and manufacturing have transformed the automobile from a relatively elementary system to a complex mechanical and electronic marvel. This program requires a sound educational background for the technician who must diagnose malfunctions, operate test equipment and correct problems throughout the entire automotive system. Specialization has entered this field and the person who wishes may concentrate on specific areas of interest. The instruction, course of study, facilities and equipment of the institution have been evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and meet the National Institutes for Automotive Services Excellence (NIASE) standards for training of automotive technicians.


  • Demonstrate mechanical and problem solving skills in team and individual learning exercises.
  • Develop a sense of pride in the students work and the desire to progress and excel in the automotive field.
  • Provide high priority tasks enabling student to demonstrate the use of automotive equipment when using worksheets and live work.
  • Promote occupational growth and life-long learning.


Priority Performance worksheets
Task completion written tests Noel-Levitz
Student Satisfaction Survey
Student evaluations
Program Survey of seniors
Advisory Board
Updated computer texts
ASE Performance Certificate Test

Total: 19

Total: 20 or 21

Total credits for a Certificate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology: 39 or 40


* Offered only in the Fall
** Offered only in the Spring
Students must enter the program in the Fall semester.

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