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    May 26, 2024  
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Service Technology, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science Degree

The associate of applied science degree with specialization in automotive service technology is structured to provide the technical knowledge and mechanical abilities necessary to work on the vehicles of yesterday, today and the future. Today’s vehicles are highly complex feats of engineering. Technicians need a wide array of skills and knowledge to diagnose, repair and maintain these vehicles. Automotive service technicians have the opportunity to work on hydraulic systems (brakes and transmissions), mechanical systems (engines and steering), computer systems (modules and networks) and electrical systems (entertainment and lighting). All of these systems work together to ensure the safety and comfort drivers rely on. The automotive service technician makes use of various mechanical and electrical test instruments and gauges, including scan tools, oscilloscopes, pressure gauges, pneumatic tools and hand tools. The curriculum is planned to prepare the graduate to perform duties concerned with diagnosis, repair and maintenance of motor vehicles.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry-level employment in the following areas:

  • Dealership service technician
  • Factory technical representative
  • Independent service technician
  • Service engineer
  • Service writer

Students desiring to earn the automotive service technology program designation must complete the following general education and required core and specialized courses.

Note: The following codes identify courses that satisfy MCCC’s General Education Requirements 
(C1) GE Natural Sciences Competency
(C2) GE Mathematics Competency
(C3) GE Writing Competency
(C4) GE Computer Literacy Competency
(C5) GE Human Experience Competency
(C6) GE Social Systems Competency

Required General Education Courses

* MDTC 160 - Mechanical Drafting and CAD I  can be replaced by CIS 130 - Intro to Computer Information Systems .

See the General Education Requirements  in the college catalog or on the college website ( for a list of courses that satisfy the General Education Learning Competencies.

Required Core Courses and Sequence

First Semester

Second Semester

Summer Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Restricted Electives (choose 1)*

*Designates elective course (choose only 1-option 3rd or 4th semester). AST 210 - Manual Transmission and Driveline Repair  or AST 211 - Automatic Transmission Repair  to be offered alternatively in Fall semester of each year. AST 205 - Engine Repair  to be offered in the Winter Semester.

Total Degree Requirements: 63 credits

Total Degree Costs: 87 minimum billable contact hours

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