Automotive Service Technology, AAS - Academic Plan
Total Credits = 89
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.
- 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 2023/2024 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this degree.