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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

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

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 2018-2019

General Education Requirements:

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Arts and Humanities Requirement
   Recommend: PHI 101
Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement
   Recommend: HIS 101
Subtotal 6-7

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

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CMN 120 Business and Professional Communication 3
GTM 105 Applied Technical Mathematics 3
GTW 101 Writing for Trades and Technical Occupations 3
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
ELEC Complete 3-5 credits at the 100 level or higher from
the following: BUS 151, CIS, CSA, MAC 275,
Subtotal 13-15
Total 67-69

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Communication - GTW 101, Mathematics and Science - GTM 105, Other - CMN 120, Special - CMN 120