Automotive Technology Degree


Automotive Technology Degree

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Automotive Technology Degree Program Outcomes
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There are over 253 million vehicles on U.S. roads today with an average age of over 11 years old.  All of them require service periodically.  Close to one million men and women work at servicing these vehicles.  Each year thousands of jobs become available for automotive technicians, trained to diagnose and repair the complex electronic and computer systems in today's vehicles.

Automotive repair professionals need to have up-to-date technical information at their command.  The Associate Degree program in Automotive Technology combines in-depth theory with extensive practical training in a well-equipped lab.  The program is accredited by ASE Education Foundation. 

Graduates of the program possess extensive knowledge of state-of-the-art mechanical, electrical/electronic and computer systems used in today's automobiles.  They have expertise in using micrometers, calipers, multimeters, engine analyzers, scan tools, torches and welders, computerized alignment systems, brake lathes and emissions analyzers.  Students also learn to utilize the ALLDATA and the Mitchell On-Demand Computerized Automotive Service Information systems.

Students may also opt to enroll in the Certificate option, designed to teach specific skills and competencies. Students may enter any course with permission of instructor.

Upon graduation, students will be prepared to apply for positions in service, sales, parts and management.  Job titles may include line mechanic, entry-level technician, service writer, parts counterperson, assistant service manager or service manager..

As part of program requirements, both degree and certificate students must take at least two Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) national certification exams each spring, usually administered in May.

Students will be required to spend an additional $1300-2800 for tools and uniforms.

Program available in Berlin.

Automotive Technology Degree

First Year
Fall Semester Lec Lab Cr
ACAD105W Academic Readiness 1 0 1
AUTO101W Introduction to Automotive Service 2 3 3
AUTO112W Automotive Electricity I 3 3 4
AUTO115W Automotive Engines and Related Systems 2 3 3
  Mathematics 4 0 4
  Semester Total 12 9 15
Spring Semester Lec Lab Cr
AUTO113W Automotive Power Trains 4 6 6
AUTO114W Automotive Electricity II 3 3 4
ENGL120W College Composition 4 0 4
PHYS113W Electricity and Electronics 3 2 4
    4 0 4      
  Semester Total 14 11 18
  First Year Total     33
Second Year
Fall Semester Lec Lab Cr
AUTO211W Automotive Electronics 2 3 3
AUTO212W Chassis Service and Alignment Procedures 2 8 5
AUTO213W Automotive Welding 1 2 2
  English 3 0 3
  Social Science 3 0 3
  Semester Total 11 13 16
Spring Semester Lec Lab Cr
AUTO214W Computerized Diagnostic Service & Air Conditioning 3 8 6
AUTO215W Automotive Suspension and Brakes 3 3 4
  Humanities 3 0 3
  Liberal Arts 3 0 3
  Semester Total 12 11 16
  Second Year Total     32
  Total for A.A.S. Degree     65


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