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AAS Auto Technology

Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology (75 Credits)

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technology is designed for the student who wishes to acquire the knowledge and develop the skills necessary to meet entry-level employment standards as an automotive technician, service writer, or component rebuilder. A graduate with a degree in Applied Science, Automotive Technology should be eligible for employment in the following areas: Mid to Upper Entry-Level Line Mechanic, Component Rebuilder, Automotive Specialty Service Worker, Auto Parts Supply Vendor/Worker, Parts Manufacture/Quality Control, Upper Entry-Level Automotive Dismantler, Recycler.

The following are the course requirements for completion of a Certificate in Automotive Technology. Students should see an advisor to customize their educational plans and transferability of courses.


Writing and Speaking: (6 credits)
ENGL 110 Accelerated Composition 3cr
ENGL 119 Technical Communications 3cr
Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences: (6 credits):
Select two elective courses from any of the lower division Core Curriculum in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Behavioral Science: (3 credits)
PSY 211 or 230 3cr
Mathematics: (3 credits)
MATH 115 Technical Math 3cr


AUTT 111 Automotive Testing & Diagnosis 6cr
AUTT 115 Brake Systems 6cr
AUTT 130 Electrical System Repair 6cr
AUTT 157 Steering & Suspension 6cr
AUTT 167 Emission Control Service 3cr
AUTT 170 Heating and Air Conditioning 6cr
AUTT 203 Automotive Engine Overhaul 6cr
AUTT 210 Drive Train Overhaul 6cr
AUTT 213 Automatic Transmission Overhaul 6cr
AUTT 230 Electrical System Overhaul 3cr
AUTT 295 Practicum in Auto Technology 3cr


Recommended Course Sequence for full-time Students (part-time Students should see an Academic Advisor to customize their educational plan)

Term 1 - 15cr/hrs

AUTT 115 - 6cr
AUTT 130 - 6cr
MATH 115 - 3cr

Term 2 - 15cr/hrs

AUTT 170 - 6cr
AUTT 203 - 6cr
AUTT 230 - 3cr

Term 3 - 15cr/hrs

AUTT 157 - 6cr
AUTT 213 - 6cr
ENGL 110 - 3cr

Term 4 - 15cr/hrs

AUTT 111 - 6cr
AUTT 210 - 6cr
ENGL 119 - 3cr

Term 5 - 15cr/hrs

AUTT 167 - 3cr
AUTT 295 - 6cr
PSY 211 or 230 3cr
Arts/Humanities/Social Science Elective - 3cr
Arts/Humanities/Social Science Elective - 3cr

AAS Auto Technology


Advisement Center: (505) 863-7706.

Dennis Brieno, Lecturer, Applied Tech/Auto Tech
(505) 863-7529
GH 2210P

Vernon Upshaw, Lecturer, Applied Tech/Auto Tech
(505) 863-7529
GH 2210P

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