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Automotive Technology


From steering and suspension to engines and electrical systems, understand car repair inside and out. Master the basics and prepare for entry-level positions, or choose additional advanced courses.

Program/Major Codes: AASAUTOTECHN/AUT

What can I do with this degree?

Career options: Auto mechanic or technician, service writer, parts specialist or auto sales positions.

Academic Options: While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements 2017-2018

General Education Requirements:

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Communication Requirement 6
Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 6
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement 1-3
Subtotal 19-21

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
AUT 100 Small Engine Troubleshooting and Repair 3
AUT 101 Automotive Maintenance 3
AUT 105 Light Line Maintenance 3
AUT 120 Engine Diagnosis and Repair 3
AUT 122 Engine Remove and Install 3
AUT 124 Automotive Diesel Engine Tune-up 3
AUT 126 Engine Performance and Driveability Troubleshooting 3
AUT 128 Automotive Electrical Fundamentals and Applications 3
AUT 129 Automotive Electrical Accessories 3
AUT 132 Automotive Drivetrain Removal and Replacement 3
AUT 133 Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Service and Rebuilding 3
AUT 136 Automotive Manual Transmission and Driveline Service 3
AUT 138 Automotive Suspension Systems 3
AUT 139 Automotive Steering and Alignment Systems 3
AUT 140 Automotive Brakes Diagnosis and Repair 3
AUT 142 Automotive Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning 3
Subtotal 48
Total 67-69