HEGIS Code - 5306, CIP Code - 47.0604

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; and ATAC, for all other manufacturers' dealerships or independent shops. Students enrolled in the Automotive Service Specialist program will be required to complete work based learning hours as specified by NATEF and manufacturer program requirements.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     This program begins only in the fall semester and admission is competitive. All applicants must take the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) unless approved for a waiver. 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: 14.5 credits Credits
  COL101: College Seminar 1
AUT105: Automotive Portfolio I 0.5
AUT112: Integrated Automotive Systems 3
AUT113: Automotive Electricity and Electronics I 3
AUT117: Automotive Braking Systems 3
  MAT111: Algebra II or higher 4

SECOND SEMESTER: 16.5 credits Credits
AUT118: Computer Systems and Fuel Delivery 3
AUT123: Automotive Steering and Suspension Systems 3
AUT124: Automotive Electricity and Electronics II 3
AUT125: Automotive Portfolio II 0.5
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4

SUMMER SESSION: 2 credits Credits
AUT150: Automotive Cooperative 2

THIRD SEMESTER: 15.5 credits Credits
AUT205: Automotive Portfolio III 0.5
AUT226: Fuel Injection and Emission Systems 3
AUT234: Engine Theory and Overhaul 3
AUT236: Automotive Service Productivity and Efficiency 3
  Social Sciences Elective 3
  English Elective 3

FOURTH SEMESTER: 15.5 credits Credits
AUT222: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AUT225: Automotive Portfolio IV 0.5
AUT241: Manual Transmissions and Drivetrain Systems 3
AUT243: Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Systems 3
  Humanities Elective 3
* Restricted Automotive or Business Elective 3


* To be selected from AUT111, ACC101 or appropriate Business elective.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
  NOTE: While students will not be prohibited from pursuing the program, students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal conviction may impede their ability to complete requirements of the program. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the program coordinator or academic chair. Please refer to the following procedure for additional information.