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With concern for automotive efficiency, the cost of fuel, vehicle repairs and service growing yearly, the role of the automotive technician increases in importance.
The student is trained to perform quality maintenance, diagnosis and repair of complex modern vehicles. Classrooms and shop areas are equipped with the latest tools and equipment for automotive diagnosis and repair.
Students will train in eight areas of automotive service: engine repair, engine performance, electrical and electronic systems, manual drive train and axles, automatic transmission/transaxles, suspension and steering systems, brakes and heating and air conditioning. Maintenance and repair experience will duplicate those skills needed upon employment. Upon completion of 63 credit hours, a graduate will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science with a major in Automotive Technology.
NOTE: New students must obtain all tools on the list of required tools. See an automotive instructor to obtain the tool list. Educational discounts are available from participating tool vendors.
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES|
|ENG 165||Professional Communication
or ENG 101 English Composition I
|MAT 170||Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry I||3.0|
|SPC 205||Public Speaking||3.0|
|Elective Behavioral/Social Science||3.0|
|Elective Humanities/Fine Arts||3.0|
|REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS|
|AUT 101||Engine Fundamentals||3.0|
|AUT 116||Manual Transmissions and Axles||4.0|
|AUT 122||Suspension and Steering||4.0|
|AUT 132||Automotive Electricity||4.0|
|AUT 141||Introduction to Heating & Air Conditioning||4.0|
|OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION|
|AUT 102||Engine Repair||4.0|
|AUT 145||Engine Performance||3.0|
|AUT 152||Automatic Transmissions||4.0|
|AUT 156||Auto Diagnosis and Repair||4.0|
|AUT 157||Shop Management and Supervision||3.0|
|AUT 231||Automotive Electronics||4.0|
|AUT 275||Alternate Technology Vehicles||3.0|
|Total Credit Hours||63.0|
The purpose of the Automotive Technology Program is to train students to perform quality maintenance, diagnosis and repair of complex modern vehicles.
The best time to start the Automotive Technology program is fall. New students interested in starting in the summer or spring term should talk with Gerald Sartin or Bill King about experience level before enrolling in AUT courses. Completing developmental coursework, if needed, or general education courses is a good option before entering the program fully in the fall. Reading comprehension skills are very important for success in this program.
The math required for this program is MAT 170. Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores: MAT 032/012 > MAT 170. MAT 171 is also required.
The English required for this program is ENG 165. Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores: ENG 032/012 and/or RDG 032/012 (or RWR 032/012) > ENG 100 and/or RDG 100 (or RWR 100) > ENG 165. AUT courses are offered during days and evenings.
Tools for the hands-on portion in the lab are mandatory for competency completion and will cost a minimum of $1200-$1800 with some students choosing to spend as much as $4000-$5000. Tools that the students purchase are an investment in their future and necessary to be employable. Click here for the list of required tools. Students are required to purchase safety glasses and wear coveralls/shop approved uniform for lab activities. Advise students to call or e-mail Gerald Sartin or Bill King if they have specific questions.
You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works or your Class Schedule. To learn more about advising visit the Advising webpage.
Advisement Information updated/reviewed 4/2020