A.S. in Automotive Technology

This program is designed to prepare students who wish to seek employment in the automotive technology industry or qualify for a more responsible position within the field.

Students receiving this degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the District General Education Pattern, CSUGE or IGETC.
    If transferring to a CSU or UC students are strongly recommended to complete the CSUGE or IGETC General Education Patterns. Students looking to transfer to an out of state or private college should consult with a counselor for the appropriate GE pattern selection.
  2. Complete with a “C” or better each course as specified by the major.
  3. Maintain an overall GPA of a 2.0 or better in all degree applicable coursework.
  4. Meet the local area requirement of Kinesiology/Dance.
Required courses:
AUTO 151Engine Service, Diagnosis and Repair6
AUTO 154Chassis Service, Diagnosis, and Repair9
AUTO 156Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems I6
AUTO 163Manual Drivetrain4.5
AUTO 166Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems II3.5
AUTO 167Automotive HVAC Service, Diagnosis & Repair4.5
AUTO 168Engine Control Systems Service, Diagnosis and Repair8.5
AUTO 172Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles6
Select four (4) units of the following cooperative courses:
Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience A1
Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience B2
Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience C3
Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience D4
Total Units52

A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Automotive Technology A.S. Degree will:

  1. Acquire skills pertinent to industry level national certification exams in the automotive technology industry.
  2. Exit the program with a personal/professional commitment to uphold the high standards and uplift the integrity of the automotive technology industry.
  3. Utilize knowledge acquired in the Automotive Technology program to maximize employment potential in the industry through successful completion of course level outcomes.