Automotive Technology

 

Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate and Credential

Learn basic and advanced skills in the automotive field. Many of today's automotive jobs require skills in technology, computer and problem-solving, plus good analytical skills. Employers are looking for highly skilled mechanics and are offering better wages and benefits.


CWC's automotive technology program prepares you to enter the job market with the skills needed to get the job done.

 

Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology is designed for students who have minimal experience and knowledge of automotive technology.

 The general education requirements are designed to encourage students to develop critical and creative thinking, computation, communication skills, and technological literacy. The program requirements provide students with the prerequisite coursework that is required for students to successfully complete one or more of the following options in the Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science degree: 1) Automotive Technology, 2) Power Sports, and 3) Parts Specialist.


Students must complete the general education, program requirements, and choose at least one of the Automotive Technology program options to complete the two-year degree. A student who chooses to complete two or more of the Automotive Technology program options will earn an Automotive Technology AAS degree in each program option, and each completed program option will be listed separately on the student's transcript.

 

Automotive Technology Option: Automotive Technology is a field of study in which students are taught diagnostic techniques, service, and repair of automobiles and pickup trucks. Classroom work involves knowledge of general principles, as well as specific product information. Laboratory work emphasizes a hands-on orientation with extensive training on vehicles. Courses are designed to address the ever changing technical developments in the automotive industry which includes computerized electronic control systems, development of the student's diagnostic capabilities, and proficiency with recommended service procedures. Gainful Employment

 

Parts Specialist Option: The Parts Specialist option provides the students with a unique opportunity to acquire a working knowledge of the replacement parts industry. The curriculum is designed to incorporate basic business procedures related to the replacement parts industry. Gainful Employment

 

Power Sports Option: The Power Sports option provides the students with entry level knowledge of the motorcycle, ATV, and snowmobile repair business. Proper repair procedures, theory of operation, customer service, and suggested business practices are emphasized in the curriculum. Gainful Employment

 

Certificate

The certificate program in Automotive Technology is designed for students who have had no previous coursework or work experience in the automotive field.


The general education requirements are designed to encourage students to develop computation and communication skills. The program requirements provide students with the prerequisite coursework that is required to successfully complete one or more of the following options in the Automotive Technology certificate degree: 1) Automotive Technology, 2) Power Sports, and 3) Parts Specialist.

 

Students must complete the general education, program requirements, and choose at least one of the Automotive Technology certificate options to complete the certificate. A student who chooses to complete two or more of the Automotive Technology certificate options will earn an Automotive Technology certificate in each program option, and each completed program option will be listed separately on the student's transcript.

 

Automotive Technology Option: Automotive Technology is a field of study in which students are taught diagnostic techniques, service, and repair of automobiles and pick-ups. Classroom work involves knowledge of general principles, as well as specific product information. Laboratory work emphasizes a hands-on orientation with extensive training on vehicles. Courses are designed to address the ever changing technical developments in the automotive industry which includes computerized electronic control systems, development of the student's diagnostic capabilities, and proficiency with recommended service procedures.

 

Parts Specialist Option: The Parts Specialist option provides the students with a unique opportunity to acquire a working knowledge of the replacement parts industry. The curriculum is designed to incorporate basic business procedures related to the replacement parts industry.

 

Power Sports Option: The Power Sports option provides the students with entry level knowledge of the motorcycle, ATV, and snowmobile repair business. Proper repair procedures, theory of operation, customer service, and suggested business practices are emphasized in the curriculum.

 

Credential

To receive a Credential, the student should take the required program requirement courses and 18 credits of additional AUTO courses.

 

 

Automotive Technology
Dudley Cole
307-855-2129
800-735-8418, ext. 2129
Email: Automotive

 

 

 

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