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 NameCredit
Required Courses
ENGL 1111College Writing I3
MATH 1110College Algebra3
PHIL 1201Ethics3
PSYC 1105General Psychology3
AMST 1001Automotive Motorsports Basics4
AMST 1002Introduction to Automotive Electrical/Electronics4
AMST 1003Engine Theory/Service4
AMST 1016Brakes2-4
HPER 1410First Aid / CPR1
AMST 1104Power Train Systems4
AMST 1105Steering and Suspension4
AMST 1130Automotive Electrical II4
MOTO 2225Motorsports Fabrication I2
MOTO 2231Motorsports Fabrication II2
AMST 1113Heating Ventilation A/C2
AMST 2212Introduction to Hybrid Vehicles2
 General Education Electives3
Total Credits: 60