Associate of Applied Science

Automotive Technology AAS

The Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Automotive Technology prepares students for entry-level employment in the automotive industry. The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), which follows the industry-wide standards and curriculum. Upon completion of this program students will be able to analyze engine diagnostic problems, demonstrate and apply skills learned to perform computerized wheel alignments and other steering and suspension repairs, utilize additional electrical training to explain more complex electrical circuits and select and demonstrate the ability to locate service repair information by different types of media. Students are encouraged to complete the requirements of the one-year certificate before beginning the second year of coursework.

Occupational Objective: Entry-level Automotive Technician with automotive dealerships, independent repair shops, fleet shops and other related areas.

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of the use of proper tools, equipment and procedures to safely perform automotive repairs
  • Demonstrate necessary skills to identify and repair defective braking systems, steering and suspension problems, perform electrical diagnostics and repair
  • Develop the abilities to locate service repair information with different types of media
  • Students will develop essential workplace skills and attributes necessary for an automotive related career
Related Instruction Requirements
Credits
Communications: (WRIT 101 or WRIT 104) 3
Mathematics: (M 111 or M 121) 3-4
Human Relations: (HS 100) 1
Native American Studies: (NASX Options) 3
Computer Technology: (CAPP 131) 3
Health (HLTH Options) 2
Total General Education credits required for degree 15-16
Automotive Technology Program of Study
Credits
AST 102 Introduction to Automotive Service 3
AST 116 Chassis I 5
AST 117 Chassis II 4
AST 138 Electrical I 4
AST 139 Electrical II 4
AST 222 Automatic Steering and Suspension and Alignment 4
AST 232 Electrical III 4
AST 250 Basic Engine Diagnostics 2
AST 251 Engine Performance/Diagnostics I 4
AST 252 Engine Performance/Diagnostics II 4
AST 253 Engine Performance/Diagnostics III 2
AST 280 Applied Lab Experience/Light Repair 3
WLDG 100 Introduction to Welding Fundamentals 3
Total Program of Study credits required for degree 46
Total credits required for degree 61-62

*Due to the small number of students in FPCC programs, numbers have been withheld to preserve Fort Peck Community College students’ confidentiality.