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Automotive Technology

Associate of Applied Science

From steering and suspension to engines and electrical systems, understand car repair inside and out. Master the basics and prepare for entry-level positions.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


Downtown Campus

Contact Information

Applied Technology Division
Dean:  520.206.7134
Auto Lab:  520.206.7190
Program Advisor: 520.206.7018
Information Sessions


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics $32,365

Academic Options

This program may apply toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). See an advisor

Program Requirements 2020-2021

General Education Requirements:

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

General Education Requirements Credits
   Recommend: GTW 101
Arts and Humanities 
   Recommend: PHI 101
Social and Behavioral Sciences 
  Recommend: HIS 101
Mathematics and Science
   GTM 105 
or MAT course numbered 100 or higher fulfills this requirement 
Other Requirement
   Recommend: CMN 120
Special Requirements
   Recommend: CMN 120
Subtotal 15

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
AUT 100 Small Engine Troubleshooting and Repair 3
AUT 101 Automotive Maintenance 3
AUT 105 Light Line Maintenance 3
AUT 120 Engine Diagnosis and Repair 3
AUT 122 Engine Remove and Install 3
AUT 124 Automotive Diesel Engine Tune-up 3
AUT 126 Engine Performance and Driveability Troubleshooting 3
AUT 128 Automotive Electrical Fundamentals and Applications 3
AUT 129 Automotive Electrical Accessories 3
AUT 132 Automotive Drivetrain Removal and Replacement 3
AUT 133 Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Service and Rebuilding 3
AUT 136 Automotive Manual Transmission and Driveline Service 3
AUT 138 Automotive Suspension Systems 3
AUT 139 Automotive Steering and Alignment Systems 3
AUT 140 Automotive Brakes Diagnosis and Repair 3
AUT 142 Automotive Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning 3
Subtotal 48

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
GTM 105  Applied Technical Mathematics
 or MAT course numbered 100 or higher fulfills this requirement
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
Subtotal 4
Total 64

Program/Major Codes: AASAUTOTECHN/AUT

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