• Automotive Service Technology

    Associate of Applied Science Degree

    The program focuses on the repair and maintenance of passenger cars and light trucks. Course work includes cooperative work experience working for a local employer. Those who wish to specialize may take advanced mechanic studies courses for more in-depth experience. Students may enter the program any term.

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • perform inspections on major automotive systems, including steering, suspension, and brakes;
    • demonstrate and perform testing and servicing on all hybrid systems,
    • understand and perform basic repairs to automotive electrical systems,
    • diagnose, service, test and repair modern automotive brake systems, including ABS and traction control/vehicle stability systems;
    • diagnose, service, and repair front and rear suspensions of different designs;
    • diagnose and repair engine problems, including cylinder head and valvetrain, block, reciprocating assembly, and cooling system;
    • service and repair fuel storage and delivery systems, electronic fuel injection systems and emission controls;
    • rebuild manual and automatic transmissions, for both front and rear wheel drive vehicles.

    CAREERS

    Career opportunities include: automotive service mechanic/technician, recreational vehicle service technician and truck service mechanic/technician.

    For information contact the Automotive Department, 503-594-3047.

    AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE: 1ST YEAR

    FALL TERM Credits

    AM-121 General Auto Repair I 3

    AM-129 Electrical Systems 7

    AM-130 Brake Systems 7

    WINTER TERM Credits

    AM-122 General Auto Repair II 3

    AM-131 Chassis Systems 7

    MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I

    or MTH-065 Algebra II 3-4

    SPRING TERM Credits

    AM-123 General Auto Repair III 3

    AM-133 Engine Systems 7

    WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing

    or WR-121 English Composition 3-4

    SUMMER TERM Credits

    AM-280* Auto Mechanics/CWE 6

    AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE: 2ND YEAR

    FALL TERM Credits

    AM-245 Automatic Transmission Systems 7

    WLD-102 Introduction to Welding

    or AB-112 Collision Repair Welding I 2

    — — Human Relations requirement (Recommended: PSY-101 or COMM-100**) 3

    — — PE/Health/Safety/First Aid requirement (Recommended: HE-252 or MFG-107) 3

    WINTER TERM Credits

    AM-243 Fuel & Emission Control Systems 7

    AM-244 Advanced Electrical Systems 7

    SPRING TERM Credits

    AM-224 Comfort Systems 4

    AM-228 Service Shop Management 4

    AM-235 Power Transmission Systems 7

    Credits required for degree 93-95

    *May be taken after the first year

    **COMM-100 may be substituted by taking all of the following: COMM-100A, COMM-100B and COMM-100C

    Note: Alternative course schedule is available. Contact the Automotive Department, 503-594-3047 for information.

  • Contact our Automotive Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3047