Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science
Campuses: Alexandria, Manassas

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
AUT 100 Introduction to Automotive Shop Practice 2
AUT 111 Automotive Engines I 4
1AUT 241 Automotive Electricity I 4
Choose One
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ENG 131 Technical Report Writing I
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
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 130 Survey of Applied Physics 3
PHY 101 Introduction to Physics I
MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics
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 Communication 3
4 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 14
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 66-67
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
Introduction to Automotive Shop Practice
AUT
100
2
AUT
111
4
1AUT
241
4
Choose One
ENG
111
3
ENG
131
Choose One
SDV
100
1
Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
SDV
101
Total 14
2nd Semester
AUT
242
4
AUT
265
4
Auto Alignment, Suspension, and Steering
AUT
266
4
Choose One
PHY
130
3
PHY
101
MTH
111
Total 15-16
3rd Semester
AUT
121
4
AUT
236
4
Total 8
4th Semester
AUT
112
4
AUT
122
4
AUT
141
4
2
3
Total 15
5th Semester
AUT
142
4
3AUT
245
4
CST
110
3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
4
3
Total 14
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 66-67

1 May substitute DSL 141 plus DSL 143. Both courses must be taken in order to make this substitution.

2 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

3 May substitute AUT 233.

4 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.