AAS — Automotive Service Technician

The 60-credit Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree expands even further on the Automotive Service certificate and Automotive Service Technician diploma. This program prepares students for servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles. Instruction includes the diagnosis of malfunctions in and repair of engines, air-conditioning systems and individual components on domestic and foreign automobiles.


Graduates of this program have a variety of opportunities ranging from drive line technician, alignment and suspension specialist, transmission specialist, service advisors and managers. Career advancement may include factory and dealer representatives, management positions and self-employment.

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College Readiness

A student may be required to enroll in college readiness courses in reading, writing and math. A student’s scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in college readiness courses. The purpose of college readiness courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Degree Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit
Course # Course Name Credit
ENGL 1111 College Writing I 3.00
MATH 1110 College Algebra 3.00
PHIL 1201 Ethics 3.00
PSYC 1105 General Psychology 3.00
AMST 1001 Automotive Motorsports Basics 4.00
AMST 1002 Introduction to Automotive Electrical/Electronics 4.00
AMST 1003 Engine Theory/Service 4.00
AMST 1016 Brakes 2.00-4.00
HPER 1410 First Aid / CPR 1.00
AMST 1104 Power Train Systems 4.00
AMST 1105 Steering and Suspension 4.00
AMST 2113 Heating Ventilation A/C 2.00
AMST 1130 Automotive Electrical II 4.00
AMST 2216 Engine Performance 2.00
AMST 2217 Engine Performance Lab 4.00
AMST 2220 Introduction to Hybrid Vehicles 2.00
AMST 2236 Chassis Dynamometer Lab 2.00
MOTO 2225 Motorsports Fabrication I 2.00
MOTO 2231 Motorsports Fabrication II 2.00
AMST 2212 Introduction to Hybrid Vehicles 2.00
General Education Electives 3
Total Credits:   60