Automotive Service Technology

Program

The Technical Certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in automotive servicing, maintenance, and diagnostics. The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a nationally recognized automotive education organization, certifies the automotive program. The automotive program instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Graduates may find entry-level positions in automobile dealerships, independent service centers, specialty shops, and related automotive facilities.

Certificate of Proficiency

FALL SEMESTER
COURSE   SEM.HR.
AST 1504 Engine Repair 4
AST 1204 Brake Systems 4
AST 1604 Engine Performance I 4
AST 1614 Engine Performance II 4
Semester Total   16
     
SPRING SEMESTER
COURSE   SEM.HR.
AST 1404 Automotive Electronics I 4
AST 2404 Automotive Electronics II 4
AST 1304 Steering and Suspension 4
AST 1704 Heating and Air Conditioning 4
TECH1003 Technical Math 3
Semester Total   19
     
Program Total   38
     

Basic Studies Requirements:

Reading - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 41 or above (or) COMPASS 80 or above (or) complete BSTD 0113 Reading Skills II.

Writing - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 42 or above (or) COMPASS 75 or above (or) complete BSTD 0213 Fundamentals of Writing II.

Math - ACT 15 or above (or) ASSET Numerical Skills 39 or above (or) COMPASS 36 or above (or) complete BSTD 0413 Elementary Algebra, the prerequisite for Technical Math.

Those students whose basic studies scores are below minimum levels must enroll in basic- studies courses and may concurrently enroll in program courses with the instructor’s permission. Minimum levels of basic skills must be attained prior to completion of the program.

Technical Certificate

Automotive Maintenance

Students in Automotive Maintenance learn basic automotive knowledge and skills. They earn a Certificate of Proficiency by completing 16 hours of automotive core classes. The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a nationally recognized automotive education organization, certifies the automotive program. The automotive program instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Graduates will possess the minimum skills required to enter the workforce as entry-level automotive service technicians. Specific course requirements for the Certificate of Proficiency in Maintenance Diagnostics are the following:

COURSE SEM.HR.
AST 1504 Engine Repair 4
AST 1204 Brake Systems 4
AST 1404 Automotive Electronics I 4
AST 2404 Automotive Electronics II 4
Semester Hours Total 16
Program Total 16

Associate of Applied Science

Automotive Diagnostics

Students in Automotive Diagnostics learn basic automotive knowledge and skills. They earn the Certificate of Proficiency by completing 16 credit hours of automotive core courses. The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a nationally recognized automotive education organization, certifies the automotive program. The automotive program instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Graduates will possess at least the minimum skills required to enter the workforce as entry-level automotive service technicians. Specific course requirements for the Certificate of Proficiency in Automotive Diagnostics are the following:

COURSE SEM.HR.
AST 1604 Engine Performance I 4
AST 1614 Engine Performance II 4
AST 1304 Steering and Suspension 4
AST 1704 Heating and Air Conditioning 4
Semester Total 16
Program Total 16

Faculty and Staff

Doyle Manis
870-862-8131, ext. 124

Karsten Tidwell
870-862-8131, ext. 361