Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Performance Technology

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Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Automotive Performance Technology

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Automotive Performance Technology prepares students to work as automotive mechanics and technicians who diagnose, service, test, and repair complex, computer-controlled automotive electrical systems. The program emphasizes knowledge and skills in reading, math, problem solving, and writing that are necessary to perform automotive diagnosis and service.

Required Courses Credits: 44-45

APT101Automotive Service Operations3
APT131Automotive Manual Power Trains6
APT141Alignment, Steering, and Suspension6
APT151Automotive Brake Systems4
APT161Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems I4
APT171Automotive Air conditioning4
APT181Engine Performance and Diagnosis I6
APT262Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems II4
APT282Engine Performance and Diagnosis II6
AUT298AASpecial Projects (1) OR
AUT298ABSpecial Projects (2)1-2

General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 21-27
First-Year Composition Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3)
Oral Communication Credits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) or equivalent as indicated by assessment
Math Credits: 3-5
GTC107Technical Mathematics I (3) or any approved general education course in the Mathematics area.
Humanities, Arts and Design Credits: 2-3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Natural Sciences Credits: 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area.
Social-Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.

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Major: 3482
First Term: 2018 Spring
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 65-72
CIPS code: 47.0604
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College Specific - MC
Occupational Area: Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Instructional Council: Automotive/Diesel-Heavy Equipment Technology (18)
GPA: 2.00