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SFCC Catalog 2020-2021 
SFCC Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

CIP: 47.0604
School of Trades, Advanced Technologies and Sustainability, 505-428-1664

The Automotive Technology associate degree program is designed to provide students with entry-level employment as automotive technicians. By the time students complete this program, they should to be able to achieve Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in four or more competency areas.

NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, refer to the Transfer of Credit  section of this catalog, or speak with an academic adviser.

Students can earn the following certificates related to this degree:

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate service, diagnostic, and repair procedures required by dealership and private repair facilities.
  • Service and repair modern automotive vehicles while addressing all National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards and environmental concerns.
  • Demonstrate the safe operation of tools and equipment associated with the automotive repair industry.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with the public, manufacturers, certification agencies, independent businesses, and governmental agencies.

General Education Requirements: (20 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

Laboratory Science (4 Credits)

Social/Behavioral Sciences or Creative and Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Humanities (3 Credits)

Health and Wellness (1 Credit)

Total 70 Credits Min.