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Two-Year Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Automotive Technology Program is designed for students seeking careers in the automotive service industry.

ASE Ceremony, the day before graduation, June 2012

Upon successful completion of the program graduates will have utilized automotive service resources which include on campus labs and off campus cooperative work experience.

Graduates will be proficient in the use of computers, the internet and print material to access and research topics related to automotive service and repair learning activities.

Graduates will be able to perform computations for gear ratios, engine displacement, electrical circuits, power output, vehicle alignment angles, as well as conversion between metric and US standard measurement systems.

Students will become skilled in the proper use of precision measuring tools. They will be able to effectively diagnose and repair vehicles using advanced diagnostic tools and equipment as well as understand and apply industry safety standards.

Course of Study
The AAS Automotive Technology program design provides students with the skills they need by clearly identifying the learner outcomes that are developed through Oregon skill sets and national certification requirements.

Students will receive preparation for certification in eight areas of Automotive Service of Excellence. These areas are brakes, electronics systems, engine performance, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmission and transaxle, engine repair, and heating and air conditioning.

Students will perform computations for engine displacement, gear ratios, and vehicle alignment. Class instruction will incorporate employability skills such as proper professional attire, customer and team relations and safe work practices.

The instruction will place the student in a learning community that will provide them the experiences to achieve academic, technical and career related skills. Each student will use deductive reasoning where they will apply general rules to specific problems and produce conclusions through lab simulated work conditions.

Program Requirements
Complete a minimum of 95 credit hours. See the catalog for Required Courses.

Occupational Wages: Automotive Repair and Maintenance
for the Klamath / Lake Region
Occupation Title 2008 Employment 10th Percentile Wage 25th Percentile Wage 50th Percentile Wage 75th Percentile Wage 90th Percentile Wage Avg Hourly Wage Avg Annual Wage
Automotive Service
Technicians and
139 $9.96 $11.07 $12.39 $14.28 $21.25 $13.46 $27,991
Accounting and
Auditing Clerks
481 $9.75 $11.53 $14.29 $16.95 $20.56 $14.64 $30,451
Office Clerks,
557 $9.07 $10.53 $13.06 $15.17 $17.22 $13.02 $27,076
Supervisors and
Managers of
Installers and
107 $22.03 $26.56 $31.93 $35.87 $40.90 $31.18 $64,855

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