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Automotive Service Technology

Program Chair
Bobby Sewell
Shop Complex
(479) 508-3311
bswell@atu.edu

Instructor
Brian Bass

The field of automotive service and repair has become so specialized and technical that the demand for trained technicians increases daily. The Automotive Service Technology program currently holds a certification from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and offers courses in all eight certification areas.

Each student will be required to purchase a tool kit approved by the instructor. Students will be asked to take the NOCTI exam before graduation.

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Curriculum in Automotive Service Technology Technical Certificate

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
Fall
AST 1003 Automotive Electronics 3
AST 1004 Gasoline Engine Theory 4
AST 1103 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AST 1113 Introduction to Automotive Drive Trains 3
BUS 1003

ENGL 0303

ENGL 1013
Business English
or
Foundational Composition
or
Composition I
3
Total 16
Spring
AST 1005 Engine Performance 5
AST 1213 Automotive Chassis and Steering 3
AST 2103 Advanced Automotive Electronics 3
BUS 1023

MATH 0803
Business Mathematics
or
Beginning Algebra (or higher math)
3
Total 14
Summer I
AST 1203 Automotive Climate Control 3
AST 2203 Diesel Theory 3
Total 6

Curriculum in Automotive Service Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Technology

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
Fall
AST 1003 Automotive Electronics 3
AST 1004 Gasoline Engine Theory 4
AST 1103 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AST 1113 Introduction to Automotive Drive Trains 3
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
Total 16
Spring
AST 1005 Engine Performance 5
AST 1213 Automotive Chassis and Steering 3
AST 2103 Advanced Automotive Electronics 3
MATH 0903 Intermediate Algebra (or higher math) 3
Total 14
Summer I
AST 1203 Automotive Climate Control 3
AST 2203 Diesel Theory 3
Total 6
Fall
AST 1223 Advanced Automotive Drive Trains 3
AST 2113 Advanced Engine Performance 3
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
WLD 1403 Welding for Trades & Industry 3
Total 12
Spring
Any Approved Social Science 3
AST 2903 Internship (or approved elective) 3
AST 2993 Special Topics 3
COMS 1003

COMS 2003

BUS 1303
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
or
Microcomputer Applications
or
Introduction to Computers
3
Total 12