Automotive Technology

ARE YOU READY FOR A JOB IN
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY?
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Certificate of Proficiency (CP)
Certificate of Specialization (CS)


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Associate in Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technology is a 68-credit-hour program designed to prepare students for initial employment in the automotive industry at beginning managerial levels. The program includes courses in humanities, science, management, accounting and communications, as well as specific automotive courses. Laboratory work and field trips supplement classroom instruction.

Certificate of Proficiency in Automotive Technology is a 47-credit-hour program that builds on the skills developed in the certificate of specialization. This program prepares the graduate to perform more complicated repair and maintenance tasks on automobiles.

Certificate of Specialization in Automotive Technology is an 18-credit-hour program that concentrates on the development of skills. This certificate prepares the graduate to perform basic repairs and routine maintenance on automobiles.


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Job Resources

  • For information on the job outlook in the automotive technology profession, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and search specific job titles. Also available: information on median pay, entry-level education, number of jobs and more.
  • To learn about the top openings in specific cities across Missouri visit the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.
  • For specific real-time information on wages and job prospects in the STLCC region, visit STLCC Career Coach.
Gainful Employment Data (CP) Gainful Employment Data (CS)
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Phone: 314-644-9195
E-mail: ranthes@stlcc.edu

Joseph Jackson, Assistant Professor
Phone: 314-644-9287
E-mail: jjackson519@stlcc.edu

Joshua Walker, Assistant Professor
Phone: 314-644-9290
E-mail: jwalker@stlcc.edu

Steve Goessling, Assistant Professor, Diesel Technology
Phone: 314-644-9063
E-mail: sgoessling@stlcc.edu


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Automotive Technology (AAS) 68 Credits

 Career General Education – 19 Credits

ENG:101 College Composition I 3
COM:101 Oral Communication I 3
MTH:124 Technical Mathematics I 3
PSI:124 Physical Sciences 4
XXX:xxx Missouri State Requirement 3
XXX:xxx Psychology or Sociology Elective 3

Physical Education Activity – 2 credits

Area of Concentration – 47 credits

ACC:100 Applied Accounting (or) 3
BUS:104 Introduction to Business Administration 3
AUT:150 Automotive Fuel and Induction Systems 3
AUT:151 Engine Operation 3
AUT:156 Automotive Electricity 3
AUT:158 Charts, Diagrams, and Handbook Usage 2
AUT:167 Automotive Electronics 3
AUT:168 Suspension and Steering I 3
AUT:169 Suspension and Steering II 3
AUT:256 Automotive Powertrains 3
AUT:271 Diagnostic Equipment and Emissions 3
AUT:272 Accessories, Controls, and Air Conditioning 3
AUT:273 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 3
AUT:281 Automotive Field Work I 5
AUT:282 Automotive Field Work II 5
AUT:291 Automotive Service Management 2

Workplace Experience
Students may substitute up to six credit hours of appropriate and relevant workplace learning experience for technical courses, and/or electives, included in the program. In order for the workplace learning credit to be counted for the degree requirement, the learning experience must be pre-approved by the department, and an appropriate
faculty member must supervise the work.

Automotive Technology (CP) 47 Credits

AUT:150 Automotive Fuel and Induction Systems 3
AUT:151 Engine Operation 3
AUT:156 Automotive Electricity 3
AUT:158 Charts, Diagrams, and Handbook Usage 2
AUT:167 Automotive Electronics 3
AUT:168 Suspension and Steering I 3
AUT:169 Suspension and Steering II 3
AUT:256 Automotive Powertrains 3
AUT:271 Diagnostic Equipment and Emissions 3
AUT:272 Accessories, Controls, and Air Conditioning 3
AUT:273 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 3
AUT:281 Automotive Field Work I 5
AUT:282 Automotive Field Work II 5
AUT:291 Automotive Service Management 2
ENG:101 College Composition I (or)
COM:101 Oral Communication I (or)
MTH:124 Technical Mathematics I 3

Automotive Technology (CS) 18 Credits

AUT:150 Automotive Fuel and Induction Systems 3
AUT:151 Engine Operation 3
AUT:156 Automotive Electricity 3
AUT:168 Suspension and Steering I 3
AUT:169 Suspension and Steering II 3
ENG:101 College Composition I (or)
COM:101 Oral Communication I (or)
MTH:124 Technical Mathematics I 3

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Career and Employment Services


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Required Tools

1/4″ Drive Tools
1 Ratchet
1 6-13mm shallow sockets
1 6-13mm deep sockets
1 3″ Extension
1 6″ Extension

3/8″ Drive Tools
1 Ratchet
1 9-19mm shallow sockets
1 9-19mm deep sockets
1 3″ Extension
1 6″ Extension
1 12″ Extension

1/2″ Drive Tools
1 10-24mm shallow sockets
1 10-24mm deep sockets
1 5″ Extension
1 10″ Extension
1 10″ Ratchet
1 18″ Breaker bar

Miscellaneous Sockets
Torx T-10 to T-50
1 2-10mm Allen socket set
1 5/8″ Spark plug socket
1 13/16″ Spark plug socket
Lug nut impact sockets – 3/4″, 13/16″, 19mm, or impact flip sockets

Combination Wrenches
1 6-24mm Combination wrnch set

Flare Nut Wrenches
1 1/4-13/16″ Standard flare wrench set
1 9-21mm Flare wrench set

Pliers
1 5 1/2′ Standard
1 6″ Diagonal cutter
1 6″ Needle nose
1 Slip joint
1 10″ Vise grip

Screwdrivers
1 Eight piece screwdriver set

Hammers
1 2lb. Ball peen
1 Soft face

Chisels and Punches
1 Punch and chisel set

Pinch/Pry Bar
1 16′ Pry bar

Miscellaneous Tools
1 Feeler gauge set
1 Angle or wire feeler gauge set
1 Gasket/carbon scraper
1 Magnet – extending
1 Steel brush
1 Test light
1 Inspection mirror
1 Tape Measure
1 Battery post brush
1 Safety glasses with Z-87 certification*
1 Tire gauge (100+ lbs.)
1 Strap wrench
1 Pick set
1 Hacksaw
1 Rubber Mallet
1 Interior trim panel tool
1 12″ Crescent wrench

*Safety glasses must be approved. Prescription eye glasses must have impact resistant lenses and side shields.

Tool Box
1 Lockable bottom roll cabinet or lockable tool cart with drawers

Location

The Automotive Technology program is offered at our Forest Park campus, as well as online. Students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.

 

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