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Automotive Technology

United Tribes Technical College

Automotive technicians face a challenging future in the automotive field due to the increased complexity of the electronically controlled components. Government sources say the United States will need 32,000 new technicians every year just to keep up with the demand. The qualified automotive technician has assured full-time work and a favorable income.

The Automotive Technology (AUT) program provides theory plus the technical skills needed to enter the automotive repair job market. Upon completion, the graduate can continue a course of study in the field or pursue a career such as; Auto Specialist Line Technician, Service Manager, Shop Foreman, Service Consultant At The Apprentice/ Entry Level Position or as an owner of an independent repair facility.

Upon completion of the hours of each course, the graduate is qualified to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification test, a nationally recognized technician certification. UTTC automotive training facility is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment used in major dealerships and repair facilities.

The summer training session is required to allow the students to meet the minimum hours of training required by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF).

The Automotive Technology Program, working in conjunction with the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, qualifies students to take the nationally Approved Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams.

Industry Expectations

Due to the stringent safety requirements and rigorous physical demands of operating specific tools, equipment, and machinery, students participating in the UTTC Heavy Equipment Operations, Welding, and Automotive Technology programs must meet certain physical requirements. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee in specific industries to successfully perform the essential functions of the training and industry jobs. Reasonable accommodations may be requested by individuals with disabilities. The Disabilities Services Coordinator will determine, on a case-by-case basis, if the accommodation requested is reasonable.

  1. The employee is regularly required to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble large and very small objects or controls.
  2. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, and crouch, or crawl.
  3. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100+ pounds with assistance.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Automotive Technology AAS degree program will:

  1. Utilize automotive software systems
  2. Use strategy based diagnostics
  3. Safely use proper tools and equipment
  4. Apply automotive language

Curriculum

Automotive Service Technology Diploma Plan

Fall Semester

Course CodeDescriptionCredits
AUT 101Intro to Automotive Technology1
AUT 102Engine Rebuild and Service4
AUT 105Automotive Brakes4
AUT 201Engine Performance8

Summer Semester

Course CodeDescriptionCredits
AUT 104Manual Trans & Differentials1
AUT 204Heating and Air Conditioning4