Hegis Code - 5306, CIP Code - 47.0604
Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: AUTO-AAS

Fall 2016 Requirements

     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 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.

For Students Enrolled Previous to Fall 2016

FIRST SEMESTER: 18 credits Credits
AUT112: Integrated Automotive Systems 3
AUT114: Starting and Charging Systems 3
AUT115: Specialized Electronics 3
AUT120: Practicum I 1
  COL101: College Seminar 1
  MAT111: Algebra II 4
  Social Science Elective 3
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
AUT118: Computer Systems and Fuel Delivery 3
AUT222: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AUT224: Electronic Devices and Processors 3
AUT230: Practicum II 1
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  PHY110: Automotive Physics 4
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
AUT226: Fuel Injection and Emission Systems 3
AUT232: Brakes, Alignment, Steering, and Suspension Systems 3
AUT234: Engine Theory and Overhaul 3
AUT236: Automotive Service Productivity and Efficiency 3
AUT240: Practicum III 1
  ECO101: Current Economic Issues 3
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
AUT238: Body Computers and Advanced Systems Diagnosis 3
AUT242: Transmission and Drive Systems 3
AUT246: Automotive Dealership Structure and Functions 3
AUT250: Practicum IV 1
* Business Elective 3
  English Elective (ENG121 Recommended) 3

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

Automotive Service 43 credits
Business 3 credits
English 6 credits
Mathematics 4 credits
Science 4 credits
Social Sciences 6 credits
College Seminar 1 credit