Automotive Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Code: F_AAS_AUT

Campus: Larimer Campus and Westminster Campus

This program provides students with entry-level skills and upgrading for those in the automotive field. Program graduates use their technical skills to test, diagnose, and repair the complex mechanical, chemical, and electronic equipment found in today’s automobiles. This includes an understanding of the principles associated with engines and drive trains, brakes and alignment, and fuel and emission controls. All automotive technology programs are National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation (NATEF)-accredited, and all program instructors are ASE certified.

Automotive Technology coursework is offered on an open entry basis: students may complete some of the courses, enter the workforce, and then return to complete the program or upgrade a specific skill. Specific courses may not be offered every semester. Working professionals may take individual classes to upgrade skills without earning a degree. Credit may be granted for previous education/training or related work experience. Demonstrated mastery of skills is required. Refer to Credit for Prior Learning section.

Articulation agreements exist with many local secondary and postsecondary vocational programs. Contact a program advisor to determine whether credit may be awarded for previous training.

Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who place into CCR 092 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this program of study. Students scoring below this level should consult with a faculty member before registering for courses in this program of study.

All courses applied to the degree and/or certificate must be completed with a grade of “C” or above.

Students with relevant coursework and/or relevant industry job experience should contact an ASE faculty/advisor to determine if credit can be granted.

Students MUST meet with an ASE faculty/Advisor before registration.

Requirements

Required Courses

ASE 101Automotive Shop Orientation

2

ASE 110Brakes I

2

ASE 111Brakes II

2

ASE 120Basic Automotive Electricity

2

ASE 122Basic Automotive Electrical Safety Systems

1

ASE 123Battery, Starting and Charging Systems

2

ASE 130General Engine Diagnosis

2

ASE 134Automotive Fuel and Emissions Systems I

2

ASE 140Suspension and Steering I

2

ASE 141Suspension and Steering II

2

ASE 150Manual Drive Train and Axle Maintenance

2

ASE 151Automotive Manual Transmission/Transaxles and Clutches I

2

ASE 152Manual Transmission, Transaxles and Clutches II

2

ASE 160Automotive Engine Repair

2

ASE 161Engine Repair and Rebuild

3

ASE 162Automotive Engine Service

2

ASE 210Automotive Power and ABS Brake Systems

2

ASE 221Auto/Diesel Body Electrical

4

ASE 231Automotive Computers and Ignition Systems

2

ASE 233Automotive Fuel Injection and Emission Systems II

4

ASE 240Suspension and Steering III

2

ASE 250Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Service

1

ASE 251Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Repair

3

ASE 264Introduction to Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

1

ASE 265Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

4

MTE 110Manufacturing Communication and Teamwork

3

Total Credit Hours:58

Required General Education Courses

ENG 121English Composition I

3

or

ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

 

MAT 107Career Mathematics

3

or

MAT 108Technical Mathematics

4

or

any GT-MA1 course

 

PHY 105Conceptual Physics with Lab

4

Social Science or Arts and Humanities Elective

3

General Studies Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Note: ASE 285 Independent Study may be substituted for any of the ASE modules with permission of the instructor and cannot exceed 12 credit hours. Additional courses are listed and described in the Course Offerings section of this catalog.

Social Science or Arts. Humanities and General Elective: Electives must be selected from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours: 74

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

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