teacher and students in automotive garage

The Automotive Service Technology program is designed to prepare students for a career in the automotive field and help propel individuals with career advancement. Students will learn skills in diagnosing, servicing and maintaining today's sophisticated vehicles. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Tests. The Automotive Service Technology Program is accredited by Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASEEF).

For more information about Automotive Service Technology, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: AUTO.AAS.MSTR

Program Requirements
AUTO 1110Engine Design and Operation3
AUTO 1120Manual Drive Train and Axles3
AUTO 1131Automotive Electrical I3
AUTO 1140Suspension, Steering and Alignment3
AUTO 1232Automotive Electrical II
AUTO 1240Braking Systems3
AUTO 1250Automotive Air Conditioning and Heating3
AUTO 1261Engine Controls & Emissions I3
AUTO 2120Automatic Transmission3
AUTO 2133Automotive Electrical III3
AUTO 2140Advanced Chassis Systems3
AUTO 2162Engine Controls and Emissions II3
AUTO 2220Advanced Automotive Drivetrains3
AUTO 2280Automotive Service6
Program Electives
Select one or more credits from the following courses:1
Automotive for Non-Majors
Independent Study
Automotive Hybrid Technology
Automotive ScanTool Usage & Exploration
Intro to Diesel Fuel Systems & Emissions
A.S.E. Certification Analysis & Tech
Experimental/Pilot Class
Internship (Career & Technical Ed)
Welding I
General Education
Select 18-22 credits18-22
Total Credits61-65

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
AUTO 1110 Engine Design and Operation 1 3
AUTO 1120 Manual Drive Train and Axles 1 3
AUTO 1131 Automotive Electrical I 1 3
AUTO 1140 Suspension, Steering and Alignment 1 3
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
 Credits15
Second Semester
AUTO 1232 Automotive Electrical II 1 3
AUTO 1240 Braking Systems 1 3
AUTO 1250 Automotive Air Conditioning and Heating 1 3
AUTO 1261 Engine Controls & Emissions I 1 3
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
 Credits15
Third Semester
AUTO 2120 Automatic Transmission 1 3
AUTO 2133 Automotive Electrical III 1 3
AUTO 2140 Advanced Chassis Systems 1 3
AUTO 2162 Engine Controls and Emissions II 1 3
MATH 1218 General Education Mathematics 3
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences 3-5
 Credits18-20
Fourth Semester
AUTO 2220 Advanced Automotive Drivetrains 1 3
AUTO 2280 Automotive Service 1 6
ElectiveElective 1-3
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
 Credits16-18
 Total Credits64-68
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Course has a prerequisite

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.