2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology: Performance Technician, AAS [AUTOTPTAAS, 60 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 driveabilty diagnosis and repair.


Academic Map: AAS - Automotive Technology: Performance Technician 21-22  


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate diagnostic and repair routines as related to the performance systems of the automobile.
  2. Prepare to take the following ASE/NATEF certification exams: ASE A1, ASE A6, ASE A7, and ASE A8.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge in the use of both printed and electronic repair information and service literature.
  4. Demonstrate use of both mechanical and PC based computerized diagnostic equipment.
  5. 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.

Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)

Recommended: COM 101

Special Program Requirements (38 Credits)