Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Performance Technology

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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Degree
Academic Plan
Automotive Performance Technology (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3482
Total Credits Required
73–74
Catalog Year
2018-2019

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics $40,460
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

When to Start Taking Classes

It is suggested that you begin taking the courses found in this course sequence starting in a Fall Semester.

Fall Semester (Term 1)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 1)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
19
APT101 Automotive Service Operations Gateway course RC 3
APT131 Automotive Manual Power Trains RC 6
APT141 Alignment, Steering, and Suspension RC 6
APT161 Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems I RC 4

Spring Semester (Term 2)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 2)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
21
APT111 Internal Combustion Engines Theory RC 3
APT151 Automotive Brake Systems RC 4
APT171 Automotive Air Conditioning RC 4
APT181 Engine Performance and Diagnosis I RC 6
APT262 Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems II RC 4

Summer Semester (Term 3)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Summer Semester (Term 3)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
6
APT282 Engine Performance and Diagnosis II RC 6
Students are eligible for the Certificate of Completion in Engine Performance (5478) and Diagnosis and Automotive Electrical Systems (5449)

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
14-15
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Oral Comm 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
GTC107 Technical Mathematics I OR any approved general education course in the Mathematics area. Mathematics 3
Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area HU 2–3
Restricted Electives RE 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
13
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR equivalent as indicated by assessment Critical Rdg 3
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing FYC 3
Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area NS 4
Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area SB 3

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Performance Technology (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=122979).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.