Automotive Technology - Associate of Applied Science

61 credits

The Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology provides training for employment as an automotive technician or in a related field. The Automotive Technology laboratory and classroom facilities have been equipped with the most current test and training equipment available. Classroom instruction is combined with practical training in the laboratory to provide students with service and repair procedures required for ASE certification. Additional training is available for those technicians seeking to update current practices in the ASE certification areas.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 61 credits. 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.

Program Requirements

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Choose one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 213
This degree requires courses from Areas I, IV, V and IV; students do not need to select any other General Education courses to complete the requirement
Area I: Communications
Composition I4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Select one from the following:
Introduction to Psychology3
Introduction to Sociology
Area V: Humanities
Select one from the following:
United States History I3
United States History II3
Introduction to Philosophy3
Introduction to Ethics3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Select one from the following:
Orientation in Art3
Introduction to Theatre3
General Education Elective
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication3
Automotive Core 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 132Automotive Air-Conditioning and Heating Systems4
or AUTO 127 Basic Automatic Transmission
AUTO 137Fuel Systems and Emission Controls4
AUTO 295Special Topics (Basic Auto Maintence)2
OETS 118Mathematics for Technicians3
or MATH 1215 Intermediate Algebra
WELD 130Introduction to GMAW MIG)3
Total Credits61

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


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

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap assumes student placement in ENGL 1110G Composition I and demonstrates how to complete an Associate degree in two years. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English.  It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract.  Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. Students are advised to earn a C or better in courses to avoid repeating courses and may consider completing General Education courses in the summer.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
AUTO 112 Basic Gasoline Engines 5
OETS 118
Mathematics for Technicians
or Intermediate Algebra
WELD 130 Introduction to GMAW MIG) 3
AUTO 117 Electronic Analysis and Tune-Up of Gasoline Engines 5
AUTO 120 Electrical Systems 4
AUTO 137 Fuel Systems and Emission Controls 4
PSYC 1110G
Introduction to Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
Second Year
AUTO 119 Manual Transmission/Clutch 5
AUTO 125 Brakes 5
AUTO 126 Suspension, Steering, and Alignment 5
AUTO 132
Automotive Air-Conditioning and Heating Systems
or Basic Automatic Transmission
AUTO 295 Special Topics 2
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 3
Area V: Humanities Course 1 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 1 3
 Total Credits61

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

Program Manager: Eric Oskey
Phone: (505) 287-6635
Office: 052A, Martinez Hall, 1st Floor