Automotive Technology

Curriculum AUT.AUT.AAS (C247D)

The Automotive Technology degree curriculum provides the student with a working knowledge of automotive repair on today’s high-tech, computerized automobile.

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to seek employment as an auto repair technician in a dealership or the aftermarket and can move into advanced automotive opportunities, such as service advising and manufacturer corporate positions. This program is National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) - Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified.

Last Update Effective: 8/23/15

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

AUT 112

Introduction to Automotive Technology

3

 

AUT 114

Fuel Management Systems

4

 

AUT 127

Automotive Electricity & Electronics I

4

#

MAT 122

Technical Mathematics2

3

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I1

3

 

 

 

17

Semester Two

#

AUT 129

Automotive Electricity & Electronics II

3

#

AUT 136

Brake, Hardware & Chassis Repair

4

#

AUT 150

Automotive Power Plants

5

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II or

 

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking1

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Three

#

AUT 280

Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Fundamentals

2

#

AUT 282

Advanced Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning

2

 

 

 

4

Semester Four

#

AUT 226

Engine Performance & Diagnosis

5

#

AUT 240

Steering, Suspension & Alignment

4

#

AUT 275

Transmission & Drive Systems

5

 

 

General education/Humanities or Fine Arts

3

 

 

 

17

Semester Five

#

AUT 230

Computerized Engine Controls

5

#

AUT 277

Advanced Automatic Transmission Repair

5

 

 

General education/Social or Behavioral Sciences electives

3

 

 

 

13

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

66

See AUT course descriptions.

See Humanities or Fine Arts and Social or Behavioral Sciences General Education requirements.

Note: Hand tools are required for Automotive courses that include lab time.

1Students must complete RHT 101◊ with SPE 101◊, or RHT 101◊ with RHT 102◊. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101◊, RHT 102◊ and SPE 101◊ to meet university requirements.

2MAT 122◊ meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

Coordinator: Michael DiGangi, Ext. 3456