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Automotive Technology

Turn your passion for cars into a rewarding career.

Automotive Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Turn your passion for cars into a rewarding career. Our Automotive Technology program provides personalized hands-on training in all ASE Certification areas, giving graduates the ability to work anywhere in the world!

Learn from ASE Master Certified Instructors who have more than 80 years of combined experience in the ever-changing automotive industry.

Our program covers basic automotive skills that apply to older vehicles as well as the technologically advanced vehicles of today.

Be prepared to enter the workforce at full throttle with this program that constantly adapts to modern automotive technologies. Earn ASE student certifications as well as specialized Snap-on certifications as you progress through our program.

Our program offers a quality education at a very affordable rate. 

There are Several Scholarships available including Wyoming Works

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 credits
American & Wyoming Government 3 credits
ART/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/WRITING LEVEL II 3 credits
University Studies 1 credits

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.

Course Number Course

Credits

AUTO 1500 Basic Automotive Mechanics

4 credits

AUTO 1510 Engine Systems Fundamentals

4 credits

AUTO 1600 Fuel Systems I

3 credits

AUTO 1690 Manual Power Train Fundamentals

4 credits

AUTO 1730 Automatic Transmissions

4 credits

AUTO 1740 Brake Systems

4 credits

AUTO 1760 Heating and Air Conditioning

4 credits

AUTO 1765 Automotive Electrical Systems

4 credits

AUTO 1770 Automotive Electronics

4 credits

AUTO 2550 Automotive Alignment and Suspension

4 credits

AUTO 2630 Emission Systems

3 credits

AUTO 2810 Diagnosis and Tune-Up Procedures

4 credits

COMM 1030 Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

MATH 1500 Applied Math

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 62

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- Certificate I: Automotive Technology is a field of study in which students are taught diagnostic techniques, service, and repair of light-duty vehicles. 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 advancements in the automotive industry as well as develop the student’s diagnostic capabilities and proficiency with recommended service procedures.

Program Requirements

Course Number Course

Credits

AUTO 1500 Basic Automotive Mechanics

4 credits

AUTO 1740 Brake Systems

4 credits

AUTO 1765 Automotive Electrical Systems

4 credits

AUTO 1770 Automotive Electronics

4 credits

MATH 1500 Applied Math

3 credits


Automotive Technology General Option: Program Option Requirements

Course Number Course

Credits

AUTO 1510 Engine Systems Fundamentals

4 credits

AUTO 1600 Fuel Systems I

3 credits

AUTO 1760 Heating and Air Conditioning

4 credits

AUTO 2550 Automotive Alignment and Suspension

4 credits


General Ed. Requirements 

CourseCredits
Writing Level I (WR1) 3
University Studies 1

Total Credit Hours: 30


 

Program Requirements

Auto Technology Cert. II

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 AUTO 1500 Basic Automotive Mechanics. AUTO 2800-Problems in Automotive Technology does not apply towards the certificate.

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