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Automotive Service Technology

Program Chair
Bobby Sewell
Shop Complex
(479) 508-3311
bsewell@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 furnish their own tools as approved by the instructor.

Automotive Service Technology

Curriculum in Automotive Service Certificate of Proficiency
(16 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Automotive Service is a course of study that prepares students for entry-level employment in Automotive Service. This certificate of proficiency may be applied to the Technical Certificate in Automotive Service Technology and the Associate of Applied Science degree with an emphasis in Automotive Service Technology.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
AST 1003 Automotive Electronics 3
AST 1004 Gasoline Engine Theory Green Technology Class 4
AST 1103 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AST 1213 Automotive Chassis and Steering 3
AST 2103 Advanced Automotive Electronics Green Technology Class
(prerequisite: AST 1003)
3
Total 16
(To receive a Certificate of Proficiency, application must be made to the Office of Student Services. Students must be currently enrolled to request a Certificate of Proficiency be awarded.)


Curriculum in Automotive Service Technology Technical Certificate
(36 Semester Credit Hours)

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
Fall
AST 1003 Automotive Electronics 3
AST 1004 Gasoline Engine Theory Green Technology Class 4
AST 1103 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AST 1113 Introduction to Automotive Drive Trains 3
BST 1003

ENGL 0303

ENGL 1013
Business English
or
Foundational Composition
or
Composition I
3
Total 16
Spring
AST 1005 Engine Performance Green Technology Class
(prerequisite of AST 1004)
5
AST 1213 Automotive Chassis and Steering 3
AST 2103 Advanced Automotive Electronics Green Technology Class
(prerequisite: AST 1003)
3
TMAT 1103 Technical Mathematics I (or higher math) 3
Total 14
Summer I
AST 1203 Automotive Climate Control Green Technology Class 3
AST 2203 Diesel Theory 3
Total 6

Curriculum in Automotive Service Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Technology
(60 Semester Credit Hours)

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
Fall
AST 1003 Automotive Electronics 3
AST 1004 Gasoline Engine Theory Green Technology Class 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 Green Technology Class
(prerequisite: AST 1004)
5
AST 1213 Automotive Chassis and Steering 3
AST 2103 Advanced Automotive Electronics Green Technology Class
(prerequisite: AST 1003)
3
TMAT 1203 Technical Mathematics II (or higher math) 3
Total 14
Summer I
AST 1203 Automotive Climate Control Green Technology Class 3
AST 2203 Diesel Theory 3
Total 6
Fall
AST 1223 Advanced Automotive Drive Trains
(prerequisite: AST 1113)
3
AST 2113 Advanced Engine Performance
(prerequisite: AST 1005)
3
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
WLD 1403 Welding for Trades & Industry 3
Total 12
Spring
3 Hours Any Approved Social Science 3
AST 2303 Alternative Automotive Fuels and Technologies 3
AST 2903 Internship (or approved elective) 3
COMS 1003

COMS 2003

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