Jun 14, 2024  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 

Collision Maintenance & Light Repair: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 65 credits minimum

Transportation and Related Technology Division
Miller Campus Miller Automotive Training Center, Office MATC 203
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-5240
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Professor- Neal Grover,
Assistant Professor - John “Hondo” Espil
Automotive Assistant Professors - Brett Baird, Ed White, Norman Brown, Dennis O’Reilly, David Read
Diesel Assistant Professors - Mark Kranendonk, Bill Kleman

Program Description
The program is designed to provide students with a practical hands-on technical experience through a Certificate of Completion in Automotive Collision Repair, along with a Certificate of Completion in Diesel or Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair. Students will learn the skills to prepare them for entry level positions in the Automotive Collision repair field and the Diesel or Automotive repair field. Graduating students will achieve two Certificates of Completion in their areas of study along with an AAS Degree in Collision, Maintenance and Light Repair.

Designated Technical Specialization Certificates of Completion
Automotive Collision Repair: CC (CTE)  (32 credits)
Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair: CC (CTE)  (38 credits)
Diesel Systems Technology: CC (CTE)  (33 credits)

Career Opportunities
Entry level positions within a technical company, the field or shop. Additional opportunities are available include self-employment, service representative, shop repair estimator, insurance estimator-adjustor, designer, fabricator, sales-product representative, technician helper, general repair technician, repair and service specialist (engines, drivability - electronics and mechanical, drive mechanism, brakes, steering and alignment, welding - composite, steel, aluminum, and frame repair, and uni-body damager analysis and repair).

Transfer/Articulation Information
For information regarding transfer options, please contact the SLCC Program Advisor in Academic and Career Advising. Students who earn an AAS degree in Collision, Maintenance & Light Repair have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU can accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.

Total Program/Course Fees
See individual Certificate of Completions

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
The estimated cost of books and personal tools & equipment is based on the individual technical programs chosen. Please see the Certificate of Completion descriptions for technical choices and for the Collision Repair Certificate of Completion description.

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested sample schedule time to completion is 2 years.

Program Entry Requirements
Collision repair/diesel/automotive maintenance and light repair technician duties require fast knowledgeable problem analysis and the ability to perform the required tasks to return a vehicle back to service. Those interested in entering these fields should be in good physical condition, have good mechanical abilities, good hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, good work ethics and interpersonal skills.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
2 - Communicate Effectively
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4 - Think Critically and Creatively
5 - Civic Engagement
6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy

See Technical Area of Specialization (Automotive or Diesel)


See Collision Repair


General Education Requirements

Core Skills

Composition (EN) 1 course

Quantitative Studies (QS) 1 course

Communication (CM) 1 course

Human Relations (HR) 1 course

Distribution Areas

Choose one course (3-4 credit hours) from the distribution areas.

*Note: These General Education courses may have been completed as part of the Technical Specialization Certificate of Completion.

Note: Additional General Education courses are required for students who choose to continue on to an AS Degree or transfer. For course selection see your Academic Advisor.

Required Courses (65 Credits Minimum)

Select and complete one of the following Technical Certificates of Completion:

Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair: CC (CTE)  (38 credits)  or
Diesel Systems Technology: CC (CTE)  (33 credits)


Complete the Automotive Collision Repair: CC (CTE)  (32 credits)

Elective Courses

Select 1 - 6 credits as needed in order to meet the 65 credit minimum for an AAS degree from the following, based on your chosen pathway, transfer needs and academic advising recommendations.

Advising Notes

Students will need basic reading and math skills. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of the first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

It is highly recommended that each student meet with the Program Advisor prior to starting this program. It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. The program advisor may be reached in Academic and Career Advising.

Additional Program Notes

All students enrolled in the program are encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA. This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, social, and employable skills. For more information see http://skillsusautah.org

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