Mar 03, 2024  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

Automotive Technician AAS: Full-time

Plan of Study 2016-2017

The following is a plan of requirements to complete this Associate of Applied Science degree in 5 semesters. Each student’s experience will vary slightly, as this plan does not include transfer work, Advanced Placement (AP), or other institutions’ concurrent enrollment credits. Math and English placement will be based on the student’s Accuplacer/ACT/SAT scores. If developmental courses are required, they should be taken in the student’s first semester.

NOTE: This plan assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.

Meet with the Academic Program Advisor and consult DegreeWorks for specific degree requirements.

First Year

Fall Semester (12 credits)   Spring Semester (15 credits)
AUTO 1010 Maint & Lt Repair Fundamentals   6 cr AUTO 1150 Auto Electrical & Electronics    6 cr
Communication (CM)   3 cr AUTO 1250 Automotive Engine Repair   6 cr
ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing (EN)   3 cr IND 1120 Math for Industry (QS)   3 cr
► Progress Check: Log in and check your Degree Audit via MySLCC   ► Progress Check: Meet with Academic Program Advisor  

Second Year

Fall Semester (14-15 credits)   Fall Semester (15 credits)
AUTO 1350 Automotive Braking Systems    6 cr AUTO 2150 Manual Transmissions & AC     6 cr
AUTO 1450 Auto. Suspension & Steering   6 cr AUTO 2250 Automatic Transmissions   6 cr
Human Relations (HR)   2-3 cr Distribution Areas   3 cr
    ► Progress Check: Apply for Graduation  

Third Year

Fall Semester (12 credits)     
AUTO 2350 Engine & Emission Controls I   6 cr    
AUTO 2450 Engine & Emission Controls II   6 cr    

Advising Notes

  • Automotive technician courses are taught on the half-term and therefore a part-time schedule would not be feasible.
  • Students who need to take preparatory classes prior to entering the program should plan extra time to compete the program.
  • It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study. It is highly recommended that the student meet with the program advisor prior to starting this program.
  • Currently the Automotive Technician program offers day and evening classes.
  • SKILLS USA: All students enrolled in the automotive program may participate in Skills USA. This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, social and employability skills.
  • It is possible to earn some laboratory credit through cooperative education if students are employed in a job involving automotive mechanics. With prior approval of a teaching faculty member and faculty CO-OP coordinator for the Automotive Department, students would register for the regular laboratory course.