About the Associate of Applied Science - Automotive Technology
The Automotive Technology degree program is designed for individuals preparing for positions utilizing a combination of automotive technology and business management skills including service managers, insurance adjusters, and small business owners. This degree program will prepare students for the National Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examinations to become ASE Certified Automobile Technicians. ASE certification requires hands-on working experience as well as completion of written examinations. Two years of post high school educational training, such as that offered in this automotive degree program at Yavapai College, may be substituted for up to one year of the hands-on work experience requirement of the ASE certification.
Upon successful completion of the Automotive Technology Degree program, the learner will be able to:
Identify the parts and rebuild a basic engine and a modified performance engine. (AUT 108, AUT 151)
Explain and diagnose electrical circuits, electrical components, and computer related problems. (AUT 100, AUT 109, AUT 252)
Rebuild an automatic transmission and transaxle manual transmission, and transaxle driveline and differential. (AUT 122, AUT 124)
Replace steering and suspension components and align a front-end. (AUT 126)
Diagnose and repair automotive air conditioning and heating systems. (AUT 128)
Tune up, adjust and diagnose an internal combustion engine system. (AUT 131)
Diagnose, remove, and replace an entire automotive brake system including ABS and traction control system. (AUT 123)
General and Program-Specific Requirements
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