If you want to be in a job field that’s always in demand, a career in automotive technology may be a great fit for you. Learn a unique skill-set that’s needed anywhere in the world while earning an Associate in Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology. Gain hands-on experience diagnosing and servicing automobiles while working in a modern, high-tech lab at our Emmetsburg campus.
Develop knowledge of transmissions, engine systems, steering and suspension, electronic and electrical systems, fuel injection brakes and shop safety. Find an area you excel at, then choose to specialize in a specific skill. Our Automotive Technology program provides you with certification opportunities in eight different areas.
In just five terms, you’ll earn your degree and be ready to work as an entry-level technician. Whether you develop a career as a specialized technician, service manager or auto shop owner, you’ll establish a strong set of skills in automotive technology right here that you can take anywhere.
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AUT 106 – Intro to Automotive Technology
This course provides students with an introductory overview of automotive servicing from a maintenance and replacement standpoint while emphasizing routine maintenance procedures in the care of tires, batteries, lighting, belts, hoses, filters, and cooling systems through classroom and lab instruction.
AUT 115 – Automotive Shop Safety
The course is designed to prepare the student to work safely in the auto shop. Students will be introduced to safety equipment, safety rules, and common accidents in the automotive service area.
AUT 200 – Automotive Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles
This course covers Automatic Transmission and Transaxle diagnosis, maintenance, and light repair/replacement. Both hydraulic and electric controlled transmissions are discussed.
AUT 332 – Fundamentals of Electricity Lab Automotive
This course provides application of the fundamentals of electricity along with electrical testing procedures and equipment in the automotive industry.
Corequisite: ELE 332 – Fundamentals of Electricity
AUT 851 – Auto Eng Performance Diagnosis
The course provides experience in using critical thinking skills to formulate rapid and accurate diagnoses of automotive drivability systems.
COM 723 – Workplace Communications†
Developing skills in reading, writing and listening as they apply to students’ vocational needs.
ELE 332 – Fundamentals of Electricity
This course provides knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity along with electrical testing procedures and equipment for the transportation and maintenance industry.
Corequisites: AGM 332 – Fund. of Electricity Lab Farm Equipment, AUT 332 – Fund. of Electricity Lab Automotive, MOT 332 – Fund. of Electricity Lab Powersports or MSE 332 – Fund. of Electricity Lab Marine
AUT 164 – Automotive Engine Repair
This course provides the engine repair and maintenance information and skills needed for entry-level technicians. Preventative maintenance and in-vehicle repair are covered, along with long block removal and installation.
AUT 304 – Automotive Manual Drivetrain & Axles
This course covers manual transmission repair and maintenance, providing the information and skills needed for entry-level technicians. The course will also explore preventative maintenance, in-vehicle repair, transmission and clutch removal and installation, drive axle and transfer case diagnosis and repair.
AUT 504 – Automotive Brake Systems
This course covers brake system repair and maintenance, providing the necessary information and skills for entry-level technicians, and covers the preventative maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of brake systems, including mechanical, anti-lock brake, and traction control.
BUS 161 – Human Relations†
Students are given the opportunity to apply human relations concepts and evaluate experience and observations. Social skills required in various occupational settings will be developed, emphasizing how appropriate personal attitudes lead to social and business success.
AUT 404 – Automotive Suspension & Steering
This course will provide instruction in diagnosing and repairing automotive alignment and suspension system components. Electronically controlled suspension and collision avoidance system diagnosis, maintenance, and repair are also covered.
AUT 704 – Auto Heating & Air Conditioning
The course is a study of the operation, diagnostics, and of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems used in the automotive industry.