2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Technology - Automotive Technology Option, AAS

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The AAS: General Technology may be awarded once. Students interested in an AAS: General Technology specific to automotive should follow this plan. This program provides students with competencies in all eight service areas of the Automotive Services Excellence program. Graduates may enter the workforce as automotive repair technicians. The program is certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF).

Job Opportunities

Mechanic (small shops) • Fleet Technicians (large shops) • Lead Technicians (dealerships) Shop Foreman (dealerships) • Specialty Technicians (dealerships Part Technicians)

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Salary Expectations
To find current average salaries for Automotive occupations, visit: Home : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov).

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply safe work practices in a manner compatible with OSHA requirements and automotive industry expectations.
  2. Locate and employ applicable vehicle and service information from a variety of resources in order to correctly diagnose, and repair or correct malfunctions within each major automotive system.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills to inspect, diagnose, and repair to industry standards the major systems found in current automobiles.
  4. Identify and explain the function of automotive parts and systems.
  5. Identify and explain the function of and demonstrate the use of hand tools and computerized diagnostic tools used in the automotive repair industry.
  6. Calculate electrical properties referencing Ohm’s Law.

General Education Courses

Complete all (15 credit hours)

Elective Social Science

(must have HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOCI, GEOG, ANTH, or ECON prefix)

Total 60 Credit Hours

† - student may substitute ENGL 1312  or SPCH 1300  for COLL 1300  if already completed

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