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College Catalog 2014-2015

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Offered through AL, MA

Purpose:  This curriculum is designed to train technicians for the automotive field. Students completing this program will be ready for full-time employment as automotive technicians. The occupational objectives include line technician, new car make-ready, and customer service representative.

Credit for Prior Learning: Students in this program may be eligible for credit for prior learning. See an academic advisor or counselor for further information.

Transfer Information: Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
AUT 100 Introduction to Automotive Shop Practices 2
AUT 111 Automotive Engines I 4
1AUT 241 Automotive Electricity I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I or 3
  ENG  131  Technical Report Writing I  
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
2PED/RPK Elective 1
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
AUT 242 Automotive Electricity II 4
AUT 265 Automotive Braking Systems 4
AUT 266 Auto Alignment, Suspension, and Steering 4
PHY 101 Introduction to Physics I or 3-4
  MTH  151  Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I or  
  PHY  130  Survey of Applied Physics  
Total   15-16
3rd Semester
AUT 121 Automotive Fuel Systems I 4
AUT 236 Automotive Climate Control 4
Total   8
4th Semester
AUT 112 Automotive Engines II 4
AUT 122 Automotive Fuel Systems II 4
AUT 141 Auto Power Trains I 4
4___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total   15
5th Semester
AUT 142 Auto Power Trains II 4
5AUT 245 Automotive Electronics 4
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
6___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   14
Total credits for the Automotive Technology A.A.S.=68-69

1 May substitute DSL 141 plus DSL 143. Both courses must be taken in order to make this substitution.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

4 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

5 May substitute AUT 233.

6 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.