Jun 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology

Program Description

The automotive technology program provides opportunities to obtain the fundamental knowledge, skills, and training needed for employment or career advancement as an automotive technician with awards including associate of applied science degree, diplomas, and certificates. Students in this program are required to take the courses listed in a common core if they wish to complete an associate of applied science degree in automotive technology. Besides this shared core, which is listed below, students work with their advisors to decide what other courses are necessary to complete their degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

Automotive Technology graduates are prepared to:

  • Practice safe work habits including a well maintained and clean work environment.
  • Navigate online service publications while practicing the ability to interpret and apply information.
  • Diagnose vehicles using proper procedures, service information, and flow charts.
  • Perform maintenance and repair services according to industry standards.

Career Opportunities

Depending on the area of specialization, a variety of employment opportunities are available, including automotive dealerships, independent repair shops, specialty repair shops, automotive sales or factory representative, or private ownership of a repair business. The college provides career and employment services.

Typical Program of Study

To assist students in determining the sequence of courses they might take to complete their educational goals, the proposed program of study is provided. A student’s final program of study will be influenced by factors such as placement test scores, prior college experiences, course availability, transfer requirements, program admission requirements, and special areas of interest. A student intending to major in this program must consult with his/her advisor prior to any academic planning and registering.


Associate of Applied Science