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Automotive Technology (BS)

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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 industry.

  • Program Prerequisite: 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.

  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: Minimum grade of “C ” in courses required for this major in addition to an overall GPA of 2.00 or higher.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 125 to 126 credit hours is required depending upon the emphasis selected and what courses were taken as part of the associate degree. A minimum of 40 upper-division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above).
  • Program Code: 8100BS
  • CIPC: 150803


Advisor: Jessica Slater; Schedule an Appointment. 

Automotive students should meet each semester with the program advisor.

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Admission Requirements

Submit the online application  to the program along with a copy of the applicants driving record. Submitting an application does not guarantee admission to the program. The advisor will contact the student if they qualify for admittance into the program.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements. General education courses not taken as part of the associate degree may be taken during the bachelor’s degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will explain the theory of operation of vehicle systems and components.
  • Students will demonstrate the proper use of special service tools and hand tools when performing any type of vehicle repair.
  • Students will apply a proper diagnostic approach when analyzing a vehicle system fault.
  • Students will apply a proper repair procedures when repairing a vehicle fault.
  • Students will demonstrate a proper repair verification procedure when a vehicle has been prepared.
  • Students will be able to present and explain information summarizing advanced vehicle systems.

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