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Associate of Applied Science degree
Entry time: Fall

Course
Number
Course
Title
Credit
Hours

First Year - First Semester (Fall)
  AUT-104   Intro to Automotive Technology3
  AUT-611   Automotive Electricity5
  AUT-655   Automotive Advanced Electricity5
  AUT-888   Technical Lab I4
  MAT-715   Industrial Math I3

20

First Year - Second Semester (Spring)
  AUT-821   Computerized Engine Controls I5
  AUT-822   Computerized Engine Controls II5
  AUT-889   Technical Lab II4
  CSC-110   Introduction to Computers3
 
OR

 
  IND-155   Microcomputer Applications2

17

Summer
  AUT-704   Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning4
  AUT-932   Internship2
  WEL-270   Automotive Welding Principles1
  -------   Communications Elective3

10

Second Year - First Semester (Fall)
  AUT-205   Automotive Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles5
  AUT-304   Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles4
  AUT-505   Automotive Brake Systems5
  -------   Communications Elective*3

17

Second Year - Second Semester (Spring)
  AUT-165   Automotive Engine Repair5
  AUT-404   Automotive Suspension and Steering4
  AUT-621   Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fundamentals3
  MGT-145   Human Relations in Management3
  - - - - - - -   Humanities or History/Culture Elective3

18

Degree Courses
Optional Courses
  AUT-928   Independent Study1
  AUT-924   Honors Project1



Total Program Hours     82


* Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should consider substituting some or all of the following courses into the curriculum: 

ENG-105 Composition I AND
ENG-108 Comp. II: Technical Writing
or ENG-106 Composition

FOR

Communications Electives


Industry endorsed certifications: OSHA 10-General Industry; Adult First Aid with CPR; Residential Voltage Arc Flash; National Career Readiness Certificate. This program also requires the graduating student to pass at least two of eight possible ASE certification tests. 

Tool requirements: Students in the Auto Technology program are required to have a tool set for lab activities. Instructors provide students with a list of minimum requirements.  The cost of tools and toolbox is approximately $6,700 and payment plans can be arranged with the financial aid office.