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Automotive Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Turn a passion for cars into a great career through the automotive technology program. Apply hands-on skills in a brand new auto lab that is utilized on the first day of class. Learn from ASE certified professors who have more than 60 years of combined experience in the ever-changing automotive industry. Learn about contemporary auto systems and become familiar with their complex mechanical and electrical components.

Be part of an innovative program that pioneered the use of one-on-one testing and the use of a thermal imager in auto repair. Be prepared to enter the workforce at full throttle with this program that constantly adapts to modern automotive needs. 

CourseCredits
Fuel Systems I 3
Automotive Electrical Systems 4
Automotive Electronics 4
Diagnosis & Tune-Up Procedures 4
Applied Math 3
Managing Career Development 3
Basic Automotive Terms and Concepts 3

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

CourseCredits
Writing Level I 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
ART/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/WRITING LEVEL II 3
University Studies 1

Students must complete six (6) credits of general education courses distributed over two (2) different general education areas, one of which is either WR2 or ORAL.

Total Credit Hours: 62

Automotive Technology Options

Students must complete one of the two options below.

CourseCredits
Engine Systems Fundamentals 3
Power Train Fundamentals 4
Automatic Transmissions 4
Brake Systems 4
Automotive Suspension and Alignment 4
Heating & Air Conditioning 3
Emission Systems 3
Interpersonal Communication 3

Total Credit Hours: 62

CourseCredits
Interpersonal Communication 3
Power Sports Maintenance & Tune-Up 3
2-CYCLE Fundamentals 3
4-CYCLE Engine Fundamentals 3


The student must complete nine (9) credits of approved courses from the following departments:

ACCOUNTING, AUTO, COMMUNICATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, MANAGEMENT, PARTS SPECIALIST.

 Total Credit Hours: 60

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Automotive Professor Dudley Cole and Students Talk about Power Sports at CWC

Certificates

We offer several certificate options for students looking for a direct career path in the field of automotive technology. Our certificate I programs are designed to take two semesters, while our certificate II programs are less in depth and take roughly one semester to complete. Explore each certificate below. 

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 include computerized electronic control systems, development of the student’s diagnostic capabilities, and proficiency with recommended service procedures.

Explore gainful employment information, where you can find occupational information, estimated cost and time of program completion, and job placement opportunities. 

Program Requirements

CourseCredits
Fuel Systems I 3
Automotive Electrical Systems 4
Automotive Electronics 4
Applied Math 3
Managing Career Development 3
Basic Automotive Terms and Concepts 3


Program Option Requirements

Automotive Technology General Option:

CourseCredits
Engine Systems Fundamentals 3
Brake Systems 4
Automotive Suspension and Alignment 4
Heating & Air Conditioning 3

 

General Ed. Requirements

CourseCredits
Writing Level I (WR1) 3
University Studies 1

Total Credit Hours: 35


 

Program Requirements

CourseCredits
Fuel Systems I 3
Automotive Electrical Systems 4
Automotive Electronics 4
Applied Math 3
Managing Career Development 3
Basic Automotive Terms and Concepts 3

Program Option Requirements

CourseCredits
Power Sports Maintenance & Tune-Up 3
2-CYCLE Fundamentals 3
4-CYCLE Engine Fundamentals 3

General Education Requirements

CourseCredits
Writing Level I 3
University Studies 1

Total Credit Hours: 30

 

Program Requirements

To receive an Automotive Technology Certificate II, a student must take eighteen (18) credits of AUTO courses in consultation with their advisor.
AUTO* 18
Total of 18 credits

*Depending upon automotive experience, a student may be required to take AUTO-1765, Automotive Electrical Systems and PRSP 1500, Basic Auto Terms, and Concepts. AUTO 2800-Problems in Automotive Technology does not apply toward the certificate.

Total Credit Hours: 18

Program Requirements

CourseCredits
Fuel Systems I 3
Automotive Electrical Systems 4
Automotive Electronics 4
Basic Automotive Terms and Concepts 3
Power Sports Maintenance & Tune-Up 3
2-CYCLE Fundamentals 3
4-CYCLE Engine Fundamentals 3
Total Credits Hours 23

Total Credit Hours: 23

Meet your professors

Ken Patton

Instructor of Automotive Technology