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Campus: Larimer Campus and Westminster Campus

Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a two-year AAS Degree in Automotive Technology and enter the workforce. Students explore automobile systems repair and maintenance. This AAS degree provides students with entry-level 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, drivetrains, brakes and alignment, and fuel and emission controls. This degree prepares students for career paths with automotive repair shops and dealerships and contains one or more embedded certificates which can be awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. Accredited by the ASE Education Foundation.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ASE 102Intro to the Automotive Shop

2

ASE 120Basic Automotive Electricity

2

ASE 123Starting and Charging Systems

2

ASE 134Automotive Fuel and Emissions Systems I

2

ASE 291Automotive & Diesel Body Electrical

3

ASE 292Automotive Computers & Ignition Systems

3

MATH MAT 107 or Higher, MAT 121

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Semester Note: Upon completion of ASE 102, ASE 120, ASE 123, ASE 292, and ASE 291, you should apply for the Automotive/Electronic Systems Certificate.

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ASE 140Suspension and Steering I

2

ASE 141Suspension and Steering II

2

ASE 294Suspension & Steering III

3

ASE 293Auto Fuel Injection & Emissions Systems II

3

ASE 264Intro to Automotive HVAC Systems

1

ASE 295Heating & Air Conditioning Systems

3

GEN EDUCOM 115/125 or MTE 110

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Semester Note: For Westminster Campus students, you must complete first semester prior to taking the courses in this semester. The courses offered in this semester require pre-requisites. You are not able to begin your program in this semester regardless if you are a morning or afternoon student.

Upon completion of ASE 102, ASE 120, ASE 264, and ASE 295, you should apply for the Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Certificate.

Upon completion of ASE 102, ASE 120, ASE 140, ASE 141, and ASE 294, you should apply for the Suspension & Steering Certificate.

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ASE 130General Engine Diagnosis

2

ASE 150Manual Drive Train and Axle Maintenance

2

ASE 151Man Trans/Transaxles/Clutches I

2

ASE 192Manual Transmission, Transaxles, Clutches II

3

ASE 250Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Service

1

ASE 251Automotive Transmission and Transaxle Repair

3

ENGLISH ENG 121/122/131

3

GEN EDUAny Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:19

Semester Note: Upon completion of ASE 102, ASE 150, ASE 192, ASE 250, and ASE 251, you should apply for the Automatic Transmission Transaxle Certificate. 

Upon completion of ASE 102, ASE 120, ASE 150, ASE 151, and ASE 192, you should apply for the Manual Drivetrain & Axles Certificate.

Upon completion of ASE 102, ASE 120, ASE 123, ASE 130, ASE 134, ASE 292, and ASE 293, you should apply for the Engine Performance Certificate.

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ASE 110Automotive Brake Service I

2

ASE 111Automotive Brake Service II

2

ASE 210Automotive Power and ABS Brake Systems

2

ASE 160Automotive Engine Repair

2

ASE 191Automotive Engine Repair & Rebuild

4

ASE 162Automotive Engine Service & Repair

2

GEN EDUPHY 105 or Higher

4

Total Credit Hours:18

Semester Note: Upon completion of ASE 102, ASE 110, ASE 120, ASE 130, and ASE 140, you should apply for the General Automotive Maintenance & Repair Certificate.

Upon completion of ASE 102, ASE 120, ASE 130, ASE 160, ASE 191, and ASE 162, you should apply for the Engine Repair Certificate.

Upon completion of ASE 102, ASE 120, ASE 110, ASE 111, and ASE 210, you should apply for the Brakes Certificate.

Total Credit Hours: 71

Important Program Notes:

Standardized testing scores or assessment testing in mathematics is highly recommended for all students. Please see a Pathways Advisor for guidance selecting the right mathematics course for you. You must complete MAT 107 or higher to meet the mathematics requirements for this program.