Associate of Applied Science

Automotive Technology

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.
  • Communicate through both verbal and written communication in common automotive terminology.
  • 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
CAPP 131 Basic MS Office 3
HLTH 100 Health (One Course) 2
HS 100 Human Relations 1
M 111 Technical Mathematics 3
NASX 100 NASX (One Course) 3
WRIT 104 Workplace Communications 3
Total Related Instruction credits required for degree 15
Automotive Technology Program of Study
AUTO 110 Shop Orientation 2
AUTO 120 Chassis I 4
AUTO 121 Chassis II 4
AUTO 140 Electrical I 4
AUTO 141 Electrical II 4
AUTO 220 Chassis III 4
AUTO 240 Electrical III 4
AUTO 250 Basic Engine Performance 2
AUTO 251 Engine Performance I 4
AUTO 252 Engine Performance II 4
AUTO 253 Engine Performance III 2
SCI 106 Electrical Fundamentals 3
WLDG 105 Introduction to Welding 3
Electives 2
Total Program of Study credits required for degree 46
Total credits required for degree 61

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