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Automotive Service Technology Diploma

Automotive Service Technology is a 4 1/2 semester Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree program. The program is ASE/NATEF Master Certified. All eight instructional areas meet industry and educational standards as identified by Automotive Service Excellence and Automotive Students & Instructorevaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation:

    • Engine Repair
    • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
    • Manual Drive Train and Axles
    • Suspension and Steering
    • Brakes
    • Electrical/Electronic Systems
    • Heating and Air Conditioning
    • Engine Performance

Entrance Advising

Due to the highly technical nature of the Automotive programs and NIACC’s commitment to giving students the best possible opportunity for success, students will be scheduled for advisement sessions with counselors and program personnel. In these sessions, the student’s career plans, previous background, transcriptions, test scores, life experiences, and motivation will aid in designing a positive educational experience.

Automotive Program Goal 

Prepare individuals for employment in the automotive service industry by:

    • Maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning
    • Offering curriculum that reflects current industry requirements
    • Delivering classroom instruction that encourages analytical thinking
    • Providing laboratory experience that utilizes technical and problem solving skills
    • Promoting workmanship that meets or exceeds industry standards

Career Opportunities

Technicians are employed at automotive dealerships and independent service/repair facilities as general (line) technicians or as specialty technicians.

Gainful Employment

Upon successful completion of the first three terms of the Automotive Service Technology curriculum with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Diploma. Developmental courses are not used in calculating the cumulative grade point average for graduation.

Costs

Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on Financial Aid click here.

First Year - First Term

AUT-105 Introduction to Automotive Technology 4 s.h.
AUT-113 Transportation Fundamentals 3 s.h.
AUT-115 Automotive Shop Safety 1 s.h.
AUT-627 Automotive Electrical Systems* 7 s.h.
15 s.h.
Second Term
AUT-405 Automotive Suspension and Steering** 5 s.h.
AUT-505 Automotive Brake Systems** 5 s.h.
ENG-701 Communications I 3 s.h.
MAT-801 Applied Math A*** 1 s.h.
MAT-802 Applied Math B**** 1 s.h.
MAT-803 Applied Math C***** 1 s.h.
16 s.h.
Third Term
AUT-305 Automotive Manual Drive Train & Axles** 4 s.h.
AUT-704 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning** 4 s.h.
8 s.h.
Total Program Hours 39 s.h.

*Corequisites: AUT-105 Introduction to Automotive Technology and AUT-115 Automotive Shop Safety or permission by the instructor.

**Prerequisites: AUT-105 Introduction to Automotive Technology and AUT-115 Automotive Shop Safety or permission by the instructor.

***Prerequisite: COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of at least 49, or ACT math score of at least 16, or MAT-063 Pre-Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or Accuplacer Arithmetic score of at least 59, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of at least 50, or Accuplacer College Math score of at least 21.

****Prerequisite: COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of at least 49, or ACT math score of at least 16, or MAT-063 Pre-Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or Accuplacer Arithmetic score of at least 59, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of at least 50, or Accuplacer College Math score of at least 21.

*****Prerequisite: MAT-801 Applied Math A and MAT-802 Applied Math B with a grade of C or higher, or Accuplacer Arithmetic score of at least 59, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of at least 50, or Accuplacer College Math score of at least 21.

Freshman Tool List

Socket Sets

  • 1/4″ Drive
    • 3/16″ to 9/16″ std. sockets
    • 3/16” to 9/16” deep sockets
    • 4mm to 15mm std. sockets
    • 4mm to 15mm deep sockets
    • ratchet
    • universal joint
    • 2” extension
    • 4″ Extension
  • 3/8″ Drive
    • ¼” to 7/8” std. sockets
    • ¼” to 7/8” deep sockets
    • 8mm to 19mm std. sockets
    • 8mm to 19mm deep sockets
    • Universal joint
    • Ratchet (standard and long handle flex)
    • Extension set (1” – 24”)
    • 13/16” and 5/8” spark plug sockets
    • (3/8” drive)

Torx bit set ¼”/3/8” drive sockets
Metric Allen ¼”/3/8” drive sockets
Standard Allen ¼”/3/8” drive sockets

Wrenches

  • Combination wrenches
    • ¼” to 1 1/8” long handle
    • 6 to 24mm long handle
  • Line/Flare nut wrenches
    • Standard set
    • Metric set

Screwdrivers

General set

Punches & Chisels

General set

Miscellaneous Tools

Diagonal cutters
Slip joint pliers
Needle nose pliers
Tongue & groove pliers (channel lock)
16 oz. plastic tip hammer
16 oz. ball peen hammer
32 – 40 oz. dead blow ball peen hammer
Pry bar set
Pick set
Gasket Scraper
General use flat feeler gauge
Battery post cleaner
5/16 battery post ratchet wrench
12 volt test light
Brake tool kit
Flex mirror
Telescoping magnet
LED pen/pocket light
Tire pressure gauge
Tire chuck
Pocket screwdriver
Spark plug gapper (slide type)
Oil filter pliers
Stethoscope
Interior panel tool kit
Safety glasses or goggles
Locking tool box (maximum size 54” wide 43” tall rolling chest. No top boxes)

All tools must be professional grade tools

Tools are a part of your resume in this industry!

snap-on-logoNIACC has partnered with Snap On to provide students the opportunity to purchase these high quality, professional grade tools at an extensive discount. If you wish to discuss this with a NIACC Instructor you may contact:

Rob Heimbuch Auto 1 641-422-4155
Gerrot Jacobson Auto 2 641-422-4263
Denny Salz Diesel 1 & 2 641-422-4190
Dan Prather Snap-on Representative 319-505-7726
NIACC Bookzone 641-422-4500

The entire tool list for each program is available for order through the College Bookzone bookstore located in the Activity Center or call 641-422-4500

 

Sophomore Tool List

Fuel injection Pressure Gauge Set

Compression Gauge with Adaptors

Vacuum/Pressure Pump Kit

Jumper Wire Set

Two Ignition Spark Testers

All tools must be professional grade tools

Tools are a part of your resume in this industry!

snap-on-logoNIACC has partnered with Snap On to provide students the opportunity to purchase these high quality, professional grade tools at an extensive discount. If you wish to discuss this with a NIACC Instructor you may contact:

Rob Heimbuch Auto 1 641-422-4155
Gerrot Jacobson Auto 2 641-422-4263
Denny Salz Diesel 1 & 2 641-422-4190
Dan Prather Snap-on Representative 319-505-7726
NIACC Bookzone 641-422-4500

The entire tool list for each program is available for order through the College Bookzone bookstore located in the Activity Center or call 641-422-4500