Degree conferred: Associate in Applied Science - 66 credits
Program contact: Division of Technical Programs, (815) 921-3000
Graduates of the Automotive Service Technology (ATM) program are prepared to assume positions in the automotive industry as entry-level technicians. Students become adept in all aspects of the automobile, including electrical/electronics, engine repair, engine performance, heating/AC, suspension, brakes, and transmissions. Those with a 3.0 GPA should be able to pass the industry recommended ASE tests to enhance employability.
Successful graduates who become ASE-certified can move into positions as journeymen technicians. Technician training can lead to other career paths such as service managers, parts managers, jobber salespersons, insurance adjusters, and shop operators.
Graduates of this degree (or program) have limited transfer options. Students are advised to contact the institution to which they plan to transfer to ensure course transfer credit availability. Students should also consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the Automotive Service Technology (ATM) program.
|ATM-105||Introduction to Brake and Chassis System||(3)|
|ATM-106||Intro to Auto Electrical Systm/Power Trn||(3)|
|ATM-107||Automotive Electronic Fundamentals||(4)|
|ATM-140||Engine Diagnosis and Repair||(6)|
|ATM-203||Heating and Air Conditioning Systems||(4)|
|ATM-221||Steering and Suspension||(4)|
|ATM-223||Auto Electrical Circuits||(4)|
|ATM-228||Engine Performance I||(5)|
|ATM-229||Engine Performance II||(5)|
Automotive Service Technician
If students are interested in pursuing the Automotive Service Technician option in this program, they should take the following General Education courses:
|ENG-103||Composition II, or|
|ENG-110||Introduction to Technical Writing, or|
|SPH-131||Fundamentals of Communication||(3)|
|MTH-115||General Education Mathematics||(3)|
|CIS-102||Intro to Computers & Info Systems||(3)|
|ATM-236||Advanced Computers/Control Sys||(3)|
If students are interested in pursuing the Automotive Management option in this program, they should take the following General Education and Business courses. Students must complete 15 credit hours from the following:
Electives (3 credits):
Select 3 credits from the following:
Note: Other General Education courses may be acceptable with the approval of the Technical Programs Associate Dean.