Automotive Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(60 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 at least 60 credits (60 of credits listed for 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 Astro (lec+lab) 34
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory 3
4
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory 3
4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 34
Physical Geography 34
Survey of Physics with Lab 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
Microeconomics Principles 33
World Regional Geography 33
Introduction to Political Science 33
American National Government 33
Issues in American Politics 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
Western Civilization II 33
United States History I 33
United States History II 33
Introduction to Philosophy 33
Logic, Reasoning, & Critical Thinking 33
Introduction to Ethics 33
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts - The following are recommended course options:
Orientation in Art 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
Core Requirements
OETS 118Mathematics for Technicians3
Approved elective1
Major Requirements
Technical Requirements
AUTO 112Basic Gasoline Engines5
AUTO 117Electronic Analysis and Tune-Up of Gasoline Engines5
AUTO 119Manual Transmission/Clutch5
AUTO 120Electrical Systems4
AUTO 125Brakes5
AUTO 126Suspension, Steering, and Alignment5
AUTO 127Basic Automatic Transmission4
or AUTO 132 Automotive Air-Conditioning and Heating Systems
AUTO 137Fuel Systems and Emission Controls4
AUTO 221Cooperative Experience I3
Total Credits60

(60 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 at least 60 credits (60 of credits listed for 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
Semester 1Credits
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
Select one course from different NM General Education Areas III, IV, V, and VI. A total of 3 courses from different areas are required. Recommended courses include: 3-4
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
 
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)  
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
 
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
 
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)  
Physical Geography  
Survey of Physics with Lab  
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
 
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
 
Introduction to Anthropology  
Human Ancestors  
World Archaeology  
Survey of Economics  
Macroeconomic Principles  
Microeconomics Principles  
World Regional Geography  
American National Government  
Issues in American Politics  
Introduction to Psychology  
Introduction to Sociology  
Contemporary Social Problems  
Area V: Humanities
 
United States History I  
United States History II  
Western Civilization I  
Western Civilization II  
Introduction to Philosophy  
Logic, Reasoning, & Critical Thinking  
Introduction to Ethics  
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
 
Orientation in Art  
Visual Concepts  
Music Appreciation: Jazz  
Music Appreciation: Western Music  
AUTO 112 Basic Gasoline Engines 5
OETS 118 Mathematics for Technicians 3
 Credits15-16
Semester 2
AUTO 120 Electrical Systems 4
AUTO 125 Brakes 5
AUTO 126 Suspension, Steering, and Alignment 5
 Credits14
Semester 3
General Education Elective - Area I: Communications - Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication  
AUTO 117 Electronic Analysis and Tune-Up of Gasoline Engines 5
AUTO 119 Manual Transmission/Clutch 5
Select one course from different NM General Education Areas III, IV, V, and VI. A total of 3 courses from different areas are required. Recommended courses listed in Semester 1. 3
 Credits16
Semester 4
Select one course from different NM General Education Areas III, IV, V, and VI. A total of 3 courses from different areas are required. Recommended courses listed in Semester 1. 3
AUTO 127 Basic Automatic Transmission 4
AUTO 137 Fuel Systems and Emission Controls 4
AUTO 221 Cooperative Experience I 3
Approved Elective 1
 Credits15
 Total Credits60-61