Apr 23, 2021
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook
Automotive Technology: Service Technician, AAS [AUTOTSTAAS, 62 Total Credits]
This degree program, one of the largest of its kind in the west, prepares students for lucrative careers as automotive technicians as well as related automotive occupations. Instruction is provided on state-of-the-art equipment in both classrooms and labs. ASE Master Certified technicians provide all instruction, with the focus on understanding automotive systems operation and how to effectively and efficiently diagnose and service these systems. Additionally, emphasis is placed on preparing students to personally pass ASE certification exams. This degree places an emphasis on preparing general service technicians.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate diagnostic and repair routines as related to the major systems of the automobile.
- Prepare to take the following ASE/NATEF certification exams: ASE A1, ASE A2, ASE A3, ASE A4, ASE A5, ASE A6, and ASE A7.
- Demonstrate knowledge in the use of both printed and electronic repair information and service literature.
- Demonstrate use of both mechanical and PC based computerized diagnostic equipment.
- Demonstrate understanding of diagnostic and repair literature.
General Education Requirements (22 Credits)
Mathematics (3 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
Recommended: MATH 104B.
English Composition (3-5 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
Recommended: ENG 107.
Communications (3 Credits)
Recommended: COM 115.
Human Relations (3 Credits)
Recommended: ALS 101.
Natural Science (3 Credits)
Recommended: ENV 101.
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)
Recommended: COM 101.
- any AM prefix course
- or any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 and ANTH 110L)
- or any ART prefix course
- or any COM prefix course
- or CRJ 104 - Introduction to Administration of Justice
- or DAN 101 - Dance Appreciation
- or any ECON prefix course
- or ENG 223 - Themes of Literature
- or GEOG 106 - Introduction to Cultural Geography
- or HHP 150 - Living Healthy and Well
- or HHP 201 - Stress Management
- or HHP 213 - Healthy Aging
- or any HIST prefix course
- or any MUS prefix course (except MUS 100)
- or any PHIL prefix course
- or PHO 101 - Beginning Photography
- or any PSC prefix course
- or any PSY prefix course
- or any SOC prefix course
- or any THTR prefix course (except THTR 275)
- or WMST 113 - Gender, Race, and Class
or World Languages 101B or above course (includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (4-6 Credits)
Recommended: HIST 100 or PSC 101.
Special Program Requirements (40 Credits)