Department Chair: Scott Hadzik
Location: WSU Davis , Computer & Automotive Engineering Building
Telephone Contract: Jennifer Vesper, 801-626-6579
Advisor: Jessica Slater, jessicaslater.youcanbook.me/
Professor: John Kelly; Associate Professor: Scott Hadzik; Instructors: Scott Holland, Blair Newbold, Jessica Slater
The Automotive Technology Department curriculum is a “2 + 2” design leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Service Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Automotive Technology.
Automotive Service Technology
Automotive Service Technology is a program offered under the Automotive Technology Department. Automotive Service Technology is the field of study dealing with diagnosis, service, and repair of automobiles and light trucks. Lab and classroom courses are oriented toward high levels of technical understanding, current developments such as electronic control systems and environmental issues, the development of the students’ diagnostic capabilities, and proficiency with recommended service procedures. In addition to specific technical training, supporting courses provide for growth of interpersonal and other skills needed to advance within the automotive service industry.
There are three tracks available under the Automotive Service Technology Associate of Applied Science degree.
- General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) is a program with technical coverage specializing exclusively in current General Motors products.
- Automotive Technology Educational Program (ATEP) is a comprehensive training program covering all major manufacturers’ products.
- Heavy Duty Truck Technology is an articulated program with Davis Applied Technology Center, specializing in current Mack and Volvo White products.
Additionally, an Institutional Certificate is offered that prepares students for entry level automotive technician positions in dealerships or at independent shops.
The Automotive Service Technology degree tracks are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Partnerships with four of the world’s largest automotive corporations-Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and Toyota-assure direct access to state-of-the art automotive technology. To assure optimum functioning, individual program tracks may have limited enrollment. See department for details.
In addition to the above degree tracks, the Automotive program also has the manufacturer’s training centers, listed above, located on campus allowing faculty and students access to the latest equipment, data, and vehicles.
Automotive Technology is a program offered under the Automotive Technology Department. The baccalaureate degree in Automotive Technology is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a wide variety of automotive related industries including field service operations, fleet management, and technical support activities. It will also prepare them to advance in organizations such as:
- Original Equipment Manufacturers
- Aftermarket Management
- Service/Parts Management and Marketing
- Advanced Vehicle Systems Technical Research and Support.
To cover the broad range of knowledge and skills that these different organizations require, the degree has two different tracks. They are as follows:
- Field Service Operations
- Advanced Vehicle Systems
Automotive Technology graduates will be technically competent and possess strong interpersonal skills. They will have the ability to communicate effectively, be able to solve problems, work in teams, and will have developed an understanding of the need for continued professional development.
The Automotive Technology bachelor’s degree is designed as a “2+2” program building upon associate degree graduates who have received a degree in automotive service technology, heavy duty truck technology, collision repair, diesel technology, or similar programs. Students who have completed their associate degrees in one of these programs will be admitted as juniors and can complete their baccalaureate degree within two years.
Automotive Technology Course Descriptions
ProgramsAssociate of Applied ScienceInstitutional CertificateBachelor of ScienceHonors, Departmental