Automotive Technology

Associate in Science Degree
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02870)

Based on the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Certification Program (ASE). Courses fulfill the needs of beginning and advanced students and those in the field who require upgrading. Prepares students for the National ASE Certification exams.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Inspect, diagnose, and repair small engines.
  • The students will inspect, diagnose, and repair small engines.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
AT 101 INTRODUCTION TO BASIC AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE 3
AT 102 AUTOMOTIVE SCIENCE AND BASIC MECHANICS 3
AT 109 AUTOMOTIVE BRAKING SYSTEMS 3
AT 110 AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION, ALIGNMENT, AND STEERING 3
 Units12
Second Semester
AT 120 ENGINE PERFORMANCE I 3
AT 130 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 3
AT 131 AUTOMOTIVE HEATING, COOLING, AND AIR CONDITIONING 3
AT 140 ENGINE REPAIR 3
 Units12
Third Semester
AT 220 ENGINE PERFORMANCE II 3
AT 230 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS 3
AT 234 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES 3
AT 236 MANUAL TRANSMISSION, TRANSAXLES, AND FINAL DRIVES 3
AT 242 CLEAN AIR CAR 3
AT 247 AUTOMOTIVE EMISSION SYSTEMS/COMPUTERIZE D ENGINE CONTROLS 3
 Units18
 Total Units42
Recommended Electives
AT 290COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY I2
AT 291COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY II2
AT 292COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY III2
AT 293COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY IV2

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.