Automotive Technology (Degree)

Program Description

The Automotive Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical applications necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Auto Technology associate degree that qualifies them as entry-level technicians.

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Major Code: AT23
  • Award Level: Degree
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 5 terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 66

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Additional Costs

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks

  • Tools (suggested/not required) $500 and up
  • Equipment/supplies (suggested/not required) $70 and up
  • Other required out-services
  • EPA certification in mobile air conditioning servicing $20
  • Must be achieved before students complete AUTT 1060, Climate Control

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: AUTT 1010 must be completed with a grade of a C or better before entering AUTT 1020.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Program Courses Credits

First Term
AUTT 1010—Automotive Technology Introduction (Required) 2
AUTT 1020—Automotive Electrical Systems (Required) 7
AUTT 1030—Automotive Brake Systems (Required) 4
Second Term
AUTT 1040—Automotive Engine Performance 7
AUTT 1050—Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 4
ENGL 1101—Composition and Rhetoric (Required) 3
Third Term
AUTT 1060—Automotive Climate Control Systems 5
Social/Behavioral Sciences elective—Choose one: (Required) 3
ECON 1101, PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101, POLS 1101, OR HIST 2111
Choose One: (Required)
COLL 1500—College Success and Career Exploration OR 3
COMP 1000—Introduction to Computers
General Core elective: (Required) 3
Choose one non-repetitive course from Area I, II, III, or IV
Fourth Term
AUTT 2010—Automotive Engine Repair 6
Humanities/Fine Arts elective—Choose one: (Required) 3
HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101, ARTS 1101, ENGL 2130, OR THEA 1101
Natural Sciences/Mathematics elective—Choose one: (Required) 3
MATH 1111—College Algebra OR
MATH 1100*—Quantitative Skills and Reasoning OR
MATH 1101*—Mathematical Modeling OR
MATH 1103—Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
Fifth Term
AUTT 2020—Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles 4
AUTT 2030—Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 5
Specific Occupational electives—Choose one
AUTT 1070—Automotive Technology Internship OR 4
AUTT 2100—Automotive Alternative Fuel Vehicles OR (4)
WELD 1000—Introduction to Welding Technology (3)

*Course will be accepted when transferred in from another
institution with a grade of a C or better but may not be offered at this

Program Advisor
Monte McCraw

Wade Finch

Allen McChargue

Career and Academic Planning
CAP Center
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107