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2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Automotive Technician: AAS (CTE)


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Associate of Applied Science | 68 credits minimum

Technical Specialties Division
Miller Campus
MATC 203
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-5240
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Professors - Brett Baird
Assistant Professors - David Read, Norman Brown, Dennis O’Reilly, Ed White, Rob Marlette

Program Description
The four-semester automotive technician program is designed to train students in both domestic and imported vehicle mechanics and repairs. It prepares students to enter into the job market as technicians skilled in all facets of automotive repair.

Prospective auto technicians should be in good physical condition, have above average mechanical aptitude and hand-eye coordination and have problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Career Opportunities
Upon completion of this program, graduates may find employment opportunities as automotive transmission specialists, engine performance experts, automobile air conditioning specialists, front end and brake technicians and emission control specialists. Technicians furnish their own hand tools. Employers furnish specialized test equipment and tools for servicing service units such as automatic transmissions. Skills in automotive diagnosis and repair open the doors to a multitude of jobs throughout the state and nation.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Students who earn an AAS degree in Automotive Technician have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.

Program Entry Requirements
Students may enter into this program Fall, Spring or Summer semester. Successful completion of  AUTO 1010  is required before students can enroll in additional automotive courses.

AUTO 1010  can be taken as concurrent enrollment in High School programs. AUTO 1010  will also be offered in the summer semester and twice during both Fall and Spring semesters.

For information on getting started, please visit www.slcc.edu/students-future

Estimated Cost for Students

Tuition per semester: www.slcc.edu/students-future/tuition-fees
Tools and Supplies: http://www.slcc.edu/autotechnologies/required-tool-list.aspx
Books: $850

Estimated Time to Completion
The Automotive Technician AAS degree requires a minimum of four full-time semesters and a minimum of 68 credit hours.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
1. Completers will obtain Automotive Engine Repair entry level employment skills in accordance with NATEF standards. 1, 2, 4, 5
2. Completers will obtain Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle entry level employment skills in accordance with NATEF standards. 1, 2, 4, 5
3. Completers will obtain Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles entry level employment skills in accordance with NATEF standards. 1, 2, 4, 5
4. Completers will obtain Automotive Suspension and Steering entry level employment skills in accordance with NATEF standards. 1, 2, 4, 5
5. Completers will obtain Automotive Brakes entry level employment skills in accordance with NATEF standards. 1, 2, 4, 5
6. Completers will obtain Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems entry level employment skills in accordance with NATEF standards. 1, 2, 4, 5
7. Completers will obtain Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning entry level employment skills in accordance with NATEF standards. 1, 2, 4, 5
8. Completers will obtain Automotive Engine Performance entry level employment skills in accordance with NATEF standards. 1, 2, 4, 5

General Education Requirements


Core Skills:


Composition (EN) 3 Credits


Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits


Communication (CM) 3 Credits


  • Any approved CM course

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits


  • Any approved HR course

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)


Choose an additional three credits from one of the following distribution areas.

Life Sciences (LS)  3-4
Fine Arts (FA)  3-4
Humanities (HU)  3
Interdisciplinary (ID)  3
Physical Science (PS)  3
Social Science (SS)  3

Sample Schedule


Available Internship:


Students desiring to complete an internship while pursuing an AAS degree in Automotive Technician may do so after successfully completing all required 1000 courses. The student will perform 180 clock hours of automotive repair related internship work. Internships may be paid or unpaid.

Advising Notes:


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.

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.

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