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Department of Automotive Technology



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Department Chair: Scott Hadzik
Location: WSU Davis , Computer & Automotive Engineering Building
Administrative Assistant: McKena Montgomery, 801-395-3226
Advisor: Jessica Slater, jessicarees@weber.edu or jessicaslater.youcanbook.me
Outreach Coordinator: Jennifer Vesper, jennifervesper@weber.edu
Website: weber.edu/automotive


Professor: John Kelly; Associate Professor: Scott Hadzik; Assistant Professor: Brandon Stevenson; Instructors: Scott Holland, Blair Newbold, Jessica Slater

The Automotive Technology Department curriculum is a “2 + 2” design leading to both an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Service Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Automotive Technology. A stackable Certificate of Proficiency is available to both WSU automotive and Concurrent Enrollment students.

Automotive Service Technology

Automotive Service Technology is the field of study dealing with the diagnosis, service, and repair of automobiles and light trucks. Lab and classroom courses are oriented towards 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 foster the interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills needed to advance in the automotive service industry.

Certificate of Proficiency:

The Certificate of Proficiency prepares students for entry-level automotive technician positions in dealerships or at independent shops.

  • Automotive Service Technology: is a stackable credential that fulfills AAS degree requirements.
Associate of Applied Science:

There are two tracks available under the Automotive Service Technology Associate of Applied Science degree.

  • Independent Shop (ATEP): is a comprehensive training program covering all major manufacturers’ products.
  • Heavy Duty Truck: is an articulated program with several partnering institutions. Students will begin their education at a technical school and then transfer to WSU to complete the AAS degree.

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accredits our AAS degree tracks. 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.

Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program prepares graduates for employment in various automotive-related industries such as field service operations, fleet management, and technical support. In addition to specific technical training, supporting courses foster the interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills needed to advance in the automotive service industry.

Bachelor of Science:

There are two tracks available under the Automotive Technology Bachelor of Science degree.

  • Field Service Operations: is available online. Students will learn skills needed for careers in automotive management, technical sales, and customer service.
  • Advanced Vehicle Systems: has on-campus requirements. Students will learn skills needed to take on a position working with the latest in automotive technology.

The Automotive Technology bachelor’s degree is a “2+2” program. An AA/AS/AAS in automotive technology is a prerequisite to the BS program.

Student Organization

The Auto Tech Club encompasses the Weber Racing team. Weber Racing designs, builds, races, and mock sells a mini Baja vehicle each year. They compete in Baja SAE races across the county. All majors are welcome to join.

Courses

Automotive Technology Course Descriptions  

Programs

    Associate of Applied ScienceInstitutional CertificateBachelor of ScienceHonors, Departmental

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