Automotive Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2022-2023 Catalog

(64 credits)

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required AUTO courses/Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total 64 credits as required by the degree. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Choose one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
This degree requires a course from Area I, students must select three courses from the remaining areas to complete General Education requirements (at least 9 credits worth).
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1
Composition I 34
Area III: Laboratory Sciences - The following are recommended course options:
Introduction to Astronomy Lecture & Laboratory 34
The Planets Lecture & Laboratory 34
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory 3
4
Introductory Anatomy & Physiology (non-majors) 34
Contemporary Problems in Biology 34
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 34
Physical Geography 34
Physical Geology 34
Survey of Physics with Lab 34
Physics of Music 34
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab 3
4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences - The following are recommended course options:
Human Ancestors 33
Introduction to Anthropology 33
World Archaeology 33
Survey of Economics 33
Macroeconomic Principles 33
Principles of Microeconomics 33
World Regional Geography 33
Human Geography 33
Introduction to Political Science 33
American National Government 33
Issues in American Politics 33
International Relations 33
Media and Society 33
Introduction to the Study of Language and Linguistics 33
Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 33
Representing Women Across Cultures 33
Introduction to Psychology 33
Introduction to Sociology 33
Contemporary Social Problems 33
Area V: Humanities - The following are recommended course options:
Western Civilization I 33
East Asia since 1600 33
World History I 33
East Asia to 1600 33
Islamic Civilizations since 1800 33
Islamic Civilizations to 1800 33
World History II 33
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 33
Indigenous Peoples of North America 33
Western Civilization II 33
United States History I 33
United States History II 33
Introduction to Philosophy 33
Logic, Reasoning, & Critical Thinking 33
Quest for God 33
Philosophy, Law, and Ethics 33
Philosophical Thought 33
Introduction to Ethics 33
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts - The following are recommended course options:
Orientation in Art 33
Introduction to Theatre 33
Acting for Non-Majors 33
History of Art I 33
History of Art II 33
Visual Concepts 33
Music Appreciation: Jazz 33
Music Appreciation: Western Music 33
General Education Elective - Area I: Communications - Oral Communications
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication 33
or COMM 1130G Public Speaking
Core Requirements
Choose one from the following:3
Mathematics for Technicians3
Intermediate Algebra 33
College Algebra 33
Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus (or higher 3 or 4 credit Math course) 34
Electives
AUTO 160Hybrid\Electric Vehicles4
or AUTO 210 Light Diesel
Major Requirements
Technical Requirements
AUTO 113Automotive Electricity and Electronics PT I4
AUTO 114Automotive Electricity and Electronics PT II4
AUTO 115Automotive Engine Repair4
AUTO 122Automotive Brakes4
AUTO 123Job Shadowing1
AUTO 127Basic Automatic Transmission4
AUTO 129Automotive Steering and Suspension4
AUTO 132Automotive Air-Conditioning and Heating Systems4
AUTO 200Engine Performance4
AUTO 205Manual Drive Train and Axles4
AUTO 221Cooperative Experience I3
AUTO 290ASE Certification Preparation1
Total Credits64
1

Each course selected must be from a different area and students cannot take multiple courses in the same area. 

2

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses. 

3

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.

(64 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. 

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required AUTO courses/Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total 64 credits as required by the degree. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
OETS 118 Mathematics for Technicians 3
Intermediate Algebra  
College Algebra  
Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus (or higher 3 to 4 credit Math course)  
AUTO 113 Automotive Electricity and Electronics PT I 4
AUTO 115 Automotive Engine Repair 4
AUTO 123 Job Shadowing 1
 Credits16
Spring
AUTO 114 Automotive Electricity and Electronics PT II 4
AUTO 122 Automotive Brakes 4
AUTO 127 Basic Automatic Transmission 4
AUTO 129 Automotive Steering and Suspension 4
 Credits16
Summer
COMM 1115G
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
3
Select one course from different NM General Education Areas III, IV, V, and VI. A total of 3 courses from different areas are required. 3-4
 Credits6-7
Second Year
Fall
Select one course from different NM General Education Areas III, IV, V, and VI. A total of 3 courses from different areas are required. 3-4
AUTO 200 Engine Performance 4
AUTO 205 Manual Drive Train and Axles 4
AUTO 132 Automotive Air-Conditioning and Heating Systems 4
 Credits15-16
Spring
Select one course from different NM General Education Areas III, IV, V, and VI. A total of 3 courses from different areas are required. 3-4
AUTO 160
Hybrid\Electric Vehicles
or Light Diesel
4
AUTO 221 Cooperative Experience I 3
AUTO 290 ASE Certification Preparation 1
 Credits11-12
 Total Credits64-67