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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

DEGREE: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Automotive Technology

To provide students with entry-level skills in automotive maintenance and problem diagnosis, and to prepare them for future career advancement opportunities in the automotive industry.

This program trains automotive technicians to diagnose, service and repair automobiles and light trucks. The technology changes in the automotive industry now require technicians to use computerized shop equipment and work with electronic components, while maintaining their skills with traditional hand tools.

Employment opportunities are available in the automotive service industry and related fields. The projected growth in job opportunities for automotive technicians is expected to be 38% over the next decade.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

General Education Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
ECO 201 Economic Concepts 3 0 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3 0 3
HSS 205 Technology and Society
*Serves as Humanities/Fine Arts Elective.
3 0 3
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry, And Trigonometry I 3 0 3
PSY 103 Human Relations 3 0 3
15 0 15

Required Major Core Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
AUT 103 Engine Reconditioning 2 6 4
AUT 112 Braking Systems 2 6 4
AUT 122 Suspension and Alignment 2 6 4
AUT 131 Electrical Systems 2 3 3
AUT 141 Introduction To Heating & Air Conditioning 2 6 4
AUT 152 Automatic Transmission 2 6 4
12 33 23

Other Hours Required for Graduation


Course Class Lab Credit
AUT 102 Engine Repair 2 6 4
AUT 116 Manual Transmission & Axle 2 6 4
AUT 145 Engine Performance 2 3 3
AUT 149 Ignition and Fuel Systems 2 6 4
AUT 231 Automotive Electronics 2 6 4
AUT 232 Automotive Accessories 1 3 2
AUT 247 Electronic Fuel Systems 2 6 4
AUT 252 Advanced Automatic Transmission 2 6 4
AUT 262 Advanced Auto Diagnosis & Repair 2 6 4
AUT 268 Special Topics In Automotives 2 3 3
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications 3 0 3
OR
EGR 120 Engineering Computer Applications 3 0 3
WLD 145 Field Welding (AUT Students) 1 3 2
23 54 41
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  79

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
AUT 112 Braking Systems 2 6 4
AUT 131 Electrical Systems 2 3 3
AUT 149 Ignition and Fuel Systems 2 6 4
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications 3 0 3
OR
EGR120Engineering Computer Applications 3 0 3
9 15 14

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
AUT 102 Engine Repair 2 6 4
AUT 103 Engine Reconditioning 2 6 4
AUT 145 Engine Performance 2 3 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3 0 3
9 15 14

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
AUT 116 Manual Transmission & Axle 2 6 4
AUT 141 Introduction To Heating & Air Conditioning 2 6 4
PSY 103 Human Relations 3 0 3
7 12 11

SEMESTER 4 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
AUT 122 Suspension and Alignment 2 6 4
AUT 152 Automatic Transmission 2 6 4
AUT 268 Special Topics In Automotives 2 3 3
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry, And Trigonometry I 3 0 3
9 15 14

SEMESTER 5 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
AUT 232 Automotive Accessories 1 3 2
AUT 247 Electronic Fuel Systems 2 6 4
AUT 252 Advanced Automatic Transmission 2 6 4
HSS 205 Technology and Society
*Serves as Humanities/Fine Arts Elective.
3 0 3
WLD 145 Field Welding (AUT Students) 1 3 2
9 18 15

SEMESTER 6 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
AUT 231 Automotive Electronics 2 6 4
AUT 262 Advanced Auto Diagnosis & Repair 2 6 4
ECO 201 Economic Concepts 3 0 3
7 12 11
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  79

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: Keith McKenzie

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $20,500.00

Local Average Salary: $35,000.00

National Starting Salary: $42,500.00

National Average Salary: $45,000.00