Car

Automotive Technology

Associate of Applied Science

PROGRAMS OFFERED: General Automotive and GM ASEP

PURPOSE: This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for employment in the automotive repair industry or to serve the continuing education needs of the automotive technician working in the field.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Automotive Dealership Technician, Safety Inspector, Service Manager, Parts Specialist, Service Writer, and Independent Automotive Technician

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: Students are required to meet with the Automotive Technology program head before registering for the first semester of study.

Students in the Automotive AAS degree may pursue one of two program options: the general program or GM ASEP. Following are brief descriptions of each option:

  • The general program provides education regarding the general theory and operation of current automotive products. The program of instruction is not manufacturer-specific.
  • The General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP) provides education focused exclusively on current GM products. The GM ASEP program allows students to alternate between going to college and working at a GM dealership for approximately two years, leading to the AAS degree. Students will receive both college credit and GM certification for each AUT course successfully completed in the AAS degree.  Students enrolled in the GM ASEP option are required to enroll in the AAS degree and be employed at a GM dealership or AC Delco shop to meet the manufacturer's requirements for certification.  Students are encouraged to meet with a GM ASEP instructor prior to enrolling in the program to discuss requirements and employment assistance, and to receive specific course codes required to enroll in the GM ASEP program.

The two options of the Automotive Technology AAS degree described above are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (ASE/NATEF), ensuring that training meets or exceeds industry standards. The Reynolds Automotive Technology AAS degree with its two options is designed to prepare students for the ASE certification.

Automotive course credit may be granted through credit by ABLE for some courses.  Students should see the Automotive Technology program head for an approved list of course substitutions for successful completion of ASE certifications.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

AUT 101

Introduction to Automotive Systems

2

2

3

AUT 241

Automotive Electricity I

2

3

3

AUT 265

Automotive Braking Systems

2

3

3

MTH 103

Applied Technical Mathematics

3

0

3

WEL 120

Fundamentals of Welding

1

3

2

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

TOTAL

11

11

15

AUT 111

Automotive Engines

3

3

4

AUT 242

Automotive Electricity II

2

3

3

AUT 266

Automotive Alignment, Suspension, and Steering

1

6

3

ITE 115

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

0

3

ENG 111 
or 
ENG 137

College Composition I or Communication Processes I

3

0

3

AUT 1972
or
AUT 136

Cooperative Education in Automotive
or
Automotive Vehicle Inspection

0



1

10



2

2



2

TOTAL

12-13

14-22

18

AUT 126

Auto Fuel and Ignition Systems

4

3

5

AUT 178

Automotive Final Drive and Manual Transmission Systems

3

3

4

AUT 1972

Cooperative Education in Automotive

0

10

2

AUT 236

Automotive Climate Control

3

3

4

___ ___1

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

13

19

18

AUT 251

Automatic Transmissions

3

3

4

AUT 165

Auto Diagnosis and Tune-Up

1

3

2

AUT 245

Automotive Electronics

3

3

4

AUT 2972

Cooperative Education in Automotive

0

10

2

___ ___1

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

___ ___1

Personal Wellness Elective

0-1

0-2

1

TOTAL

10-11

19-21

16

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree in  Automotive Technology 67

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1 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

2 In situations where a student is already employed, following is a list of approved courses that can be substituted for AUT 197 and AUT 297:

AUT 136 -- Automotive Vehicle Inspection (2 cr.)

AUT 193 -- Studies in Automotive:  Automotive Electronic Safety Control Systems (3 cr.)

AUT 230 -- Introduction to Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Vehicles (3 cr.)

AUT 243 -- Automotive Control Electronics (4 cr.)

AUT 253 -- Electric Vehicles (4 cr.)

AUT 254 -- Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (4 cr.)

AUT 256 -- Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (4 cr.)

AUT 293 -- Studies in Automotive:  Automotive Electronic Guidance Control Systems (3 cr.)

DLS 126 -- Diesel Engine Reconditioning (6 cr.)

DSL 131 -- Diesel Fuel Systems and Tune-up (4 cr.)

DSL 143 -- Diesel Truck Electrical Systems (4 cr.)

DSL 150 -- Mobile Hydraulics and Pneumatics (3 cr.)

DSL 152 -- Diesel Power Trains, Chassis, and Suspension (4 cr.)

DSL 160 -- Air Brake Systems (3 cr.)

DSL 176 -- Transportation Air Conditioning (2 cr.)

WEL 130 -- Inert Gas Welding (3 cr.)

WEL 160 -- Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG and FCAW) (3 cr.)

BUS 100 -- Introduction to Business (3 cr.)

BUS 200 -- Principles of Management (3 cr.)

BUS 201 -- Organizational Behavior (3 cr.)

CST 110 -- Introduction to Speech Communication (3 cr.)

Name Program Email Phone
Lorenza Dickerson Automotive Technology AAS ldickerson@reynolds.edu 523-5445
William Jenkins Automotive Technology AAS wjenkins@reynolds.edu 523-5947
Lou Luchsinger  Automotive Technology AAS LLuchsinger@reynolds.edu 523- 5454
Michael Olson Automotive Technology AAS molson@reynolds.edu 523-5961
Lawrence Schwendeman Automotive Technology AAS lschwendeman@reynolds.edu 523-5938
Michael Trapani Automotive Technology AAS mtrapani@reynolds.edu 523-5940
Leslie Tyler Automotive Technology AAS ltyler@reynolds.edu 523-5433
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