Automotive Service Technology, AAS - Academic Plan
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Service Technology and related certificate programs are ASE Student Foundation certified and taught by ASE certified Instructors.
The two-year Automotive A.A.S. and certificate programs train students for employment in the automotive service industry as professional technicians and prepare students for the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification examinations. This program includes ASE certification or manufacturer-specific training. Each class in the program requires 5-45 additional hours of hands-on and/or web based training (under supervision of the instructor) in addition to scheduled class hours.
Students wishing to pursue the two-year degree or the certificate programs must be signed into courses by the program director at the beginning of each semester to ensure that they are on track academically to graduate in the prescribed two-year period. Classes for the corporate tracks will be filled with dealer sponsored students first. General program students may be allowed to fill any remaining seats. All students, regardless of their chosen track, should be aware of automotive repair industry expectations, specifically that technicians must drive customer's vehicles as part of the repair process; thus, the technician and the student must have a clean motor vehicle record and valid driver's license. The hiring process at reputable repair shops and dealerships will include a drug screen and a thorough background investigation.
Total Credits = 89
|Required Courses - General Education Courses||Credits||Pre or Co Requisite Required||Course Available Fall?||Course Availability Spring?||Course Availability Summer?|
COM 1150 - Public Speaking* OR
COM 1250 - Interpersonal Communication
|ELT 1246 - Digital Devices in Computers||3||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
ENG 1021 - English Composition GT-CO1 OR
ENG 1020 - Technical Writing GT-CO1*
|MAT 1150 - Technical Mathematics or Higher *||4||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|PHY 1105 - Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1*||4||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Required Courses - Majors Courses||Credits||Pre or Co Requisite Required||Course Available Fall?||Course Availability Spring?||Course Availability Summer?|
|ASE 1001 - Auto Shop Orientation||2||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|ASE 1003 - Auto Maintenance I||2||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|ASE 1010 - Automotive Brake Service I||2||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1011 - Automotive Brake Service II||2||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1020 - Basic Automotive Electricity||2||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|ASE 1022 - Automotive Electrical Safety Systems||1||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1023 - Starting and Charging System||2||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1030 - General Engine Diagnosis||2||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1034 - Automotive Fuel and Emissions Systems||2||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1040 - Suspension and Steering I||2||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1041 - Suspension and Steering II||2||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1050 - Manual Drive Train and Axle Maintenance||2||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1051 - Automotive Manual Transmission/Transaxles and Clutches I||2||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1052 - Manual Transmission, Transaxles and Clutches II||2||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1053 - Automotive Drive Axle Overhaul||2||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1054 - Manual Transmission/Transaxle Diagnosis and Repair||1||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1060 - Automotive Engine Repair||2||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1061 - Engine Repair and Rebuild||3||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1062 - Automotive Engine Service||2||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1070 - Laboratory Experience I||2||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1071 - Laboratory Experience II||4||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 1072 - Laboratory Experience III||2||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 2010 - Automotive Power and ABS Brake Systems||2||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 2021 - Automotive and Diesel Body Electrical||4||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 2031 - Automotive Computers and Ignition Systems||2||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 2033 - Auto Fuel Injection and Emissions Systems II||4||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 2035 - Driveability and Diagnosis||2||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 2040 - Suspension and Steering III||2||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 2050 - Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Service||1||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|ASE 2051 - Automotive Transmission and Transaxle Repair||3||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 2052 - Advanced Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles||2||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 2064 - Introduction Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning||1||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|ASE 2065 - Heating and Air Conditioning Systems||4||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
- Acquire baseline expertise in the following Automotive Service areas: Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission and Transaxle, Manual Drive Train and Axles, Suspension and Steering Systems, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating, Cooling and Air Conditioning, and Engine Performance.
- Demonstrate reliable, responsible dependability in the workplace.
Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)
- *This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of appropriate college-readiness course.
- AAA 1001 – College 101: Student Experience is required for all new college students seeking degrees or transfer.
- Course availability is subject to change.
- Recommended courses are listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office (advising [at] arapahoe [dot] edu or 303.797.5664) or the Automotive Department for additional elective recommendations.
- Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this degree.