AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE SPECIALIST / A.A.S. DEGREE

Ammerman
Hegis Code: 5306

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: AUTO-AAS
 

     The Automotive Service Specialist Program is designed to prepare automotive technicians for responsible positions with dealerships or repair centers and is certified by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF). Students can choose from among the following: GM-ASEP, for either General Motors dealerships or AC Delco repair centers; Honda PACT, for Honda or Acura dealerships; Toyota T-TEN, for Toyota or Lexus dealerships; and ATAC, for all other manufacturers' dealerships or independent shops.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     This program begins only in the fall and is competitive. All applicants must take the college entrance exams (CPTs) unless approved for waiver by the Academic Chair for Automotive Technology. Students accepted into the program must be full-time status only. All required courses must be taken in the sequence listed below. Entering students must have completed Integrated Algebra or equivalent in high school; continuing college students must have completed MAT007 or its equivalent.


FIRST SEMESTER: 18.5 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
AUT112: Integrated Automotive Systems 2 2 3
AUT114: Starting and Charging Systems 2 2 3
AUT115: Specialized Electronics 2 2 3
AUT120: Practicum I 1
COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5 1.5
MAT111: Algebra II 4 0 4
Social Science Elective 3 3
         
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
AUT118: Computer Systems and Fuel Delivery 2 2 3
AUT222: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 2 2 3
AUT224: Electronic Devices and Processors 2 2 3
AUT230: Practicum II 1
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3 3
PHY110: Automotive Physics 3 3 4
         
THIRD SEMESTER: 16.0 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
AUT226: Fuel Injection and Emission Systems 2 2 3
AUT232: Brakes, Alignment, and Steering and Suspension Systems 2 2 3
AUT234: Engine Theory and Overhaul 2 2 3
AUT236: Automotive Service Productivity and Efficiency 3 3
AUT240: Practicum III 1
ECO101: Current Economic Issues 3 3
         
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
AUT238: Body Computer and Advanced Systems Diagnosis 2 2 3
AUT242: Transmission and Drive Systems 2 2 3
AUT246: Automotive Dealership Structure and Functions 3 3
AUT250: Practicum IV 1
** Business Elective 3 3
* English Elective 3 3
         
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 67.5

* Recommended: ENG121.
** Recommended: Business Management (BUS) course.
 Courses that constitute the major in this
curriculum These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
Automotive Service 43 credits
English 6 credits
Social Science 6 credits
Mathematics 4 credits
Physics 4 credits
Business 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits