Automotive Technology

 

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Advising Coordinator Email: Danielle Jolie
Phone: 479-788-7784
 

Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Plans:

Majors 

The Associate of Applied Science in General Technology- Automotive is designed to train entry level automotive technicians. Automotive Technology students learn the skills needed to inspect, maintain, and repair automotive engines and complex vehicle computer systems. Successful completion of the courses can lead to certification by the National Institute for Automotive Services Excellence (ASE). The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF).

The technical certificate in automotive technology provides skills in general automotive technology. The courses may be applied towards the AAS degree. 

The technical certificate in diesel technology provides the student training as a diesel technician. Most of these courses may be applied to the AAS degree.

The certificate of proficiency in drivability specialist would allow graduates to enter the workforce as entry-level drivability specialists. Employment opportunities include automotive computer diagnostic and repair, tune-up and heating and air conditioning facilities. The courses may be applied towards the AAS degree. 

The certificate of proficiency in drivetrain specialist would allow graduates to enter the workforce as entry-level drivetrain specialists. Employment opportunities include engine repair, transmission repair and driveline repair facilities. The courses may be applied towards the AAS degree. 

The certificate of proficiency in undercar specialist would allow graduates to enter the workforce as entry-level undercar specialists. Employment opportunities include brake repair, suspension repair and alignment facilities. The courses may be applied towards the AAS degree. 

What can you do with a degree in Automotive Technology?

  • Auto technician
  • Diesel technician
  • Engine repair
  • Drivability technician
  • Heavy-line technician
  • Transmission technician
  • Engine Performance technician
  • Suspension and steering technician
  • Brake and front end specialist

Program credit hours may also be applied to the Bachelor of Applied Science degree and Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership at UAFS. 

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Why should you choose to major in Automotive Technology?

  • You have a mechanical aptitude
  • Enjoy working on electronics and computers
  • Learn in small classes
  • Highly trained faculty
  • Opportunity for work-based learning
  • Lead to certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Internship Opportunities

Work-based learning is available for student internships in the automotive field of study at local area businesses or industries with supervised employment and observation. 

Examples of Host Sites:

  • JMAC Incorporated

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Graduates are employed with:

  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Muldrow Public Schools

Accreditation

The College of Applied Science and Technology has received accreditation from the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). ATMAE Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for applied technology programs and institutions nationwide. The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF). 

Professional Organizations in Automotive

  • National Institute for Automotive Services Excellence (ASE)
  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF)