Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science

This curriculum is designed to train technicians for the automotive field. Students completing this program will be ready for full-time employment as automotive technicians. Job opportunities include line technician, new car make-ready, and customer service representative.

Credit for Prior Learning: Students in this program may be eligible for credit for prior learning. See an academic advisor or counselor for further information.

Transfer Information

Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
Choose One
AUT 100 Introduction to Automotive Shop Practice 2
1AUT 197 Automotive Cooperative Education 2
AUT 111 Automotive Engines I 4
AUT 241 Automotive Electricity I 4
Choose One
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ENG 115 Technical Writing 3
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
Total 14
2nd Semester
AUT 242 Automotive Electricity II 4
AUT 265 Automotive Braking Systems 4
AUT 266 Auto Alignment, Suspension, and Steering 4
Choose One
PHY 100 Elements of Physics 4
MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics OR Higher 3
Total 15-16
3rd Semester
AUT 121 Automotive Fuel Systems I 4
AUT 236 Automotive Climate Control 4
Total 8
4th Semester
AUT 112 Automotive Engines II 4
AUT 122 Automotive Fuel Systems II 4
AUT 141 Auto Power Trains I 4
2 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total 15
5th Semester
AUT 142 Auto Power Trains II 4
3AUT 245 Automotive Electronics 4
CST 110 Introduction to Human Communication 3
4 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 14
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 66-67
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
Choose One
AUT
100
2
Automotive Cooperative Education
1AUT
197
2
AUT
111
4
AUT
241
4
Choose One
ENG
111
3
ENG
115
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
SDV
101
1
Total 14
2nd Semester
AUT
242
4
AUT
265
4
AUT
266
4
Choose One
Elements of Physics
PHY
100
4
Basic Technical Mathematics OR Higher
MTH
111
3
Total 15-16
3rd Semester
AUT
121
4
AUT
236
4
Total 8
4th Semester
AUT
112
4
AUT
122
4
AUT
141
4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
2
3
Total 15
5th Semester
AUT
142
4
3AUT
245
4
Introduction to Human Communication
CST
110
3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
4
3
Total 14
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 66-67

1 Available to students in cooperative internship programs only.

See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

3 May substitute AUT 233.

4 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.