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Auto Repair Technician, AAS


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110 CREDITS

Program Mission: The Auto Repair Technician AAS degree prepares students for employment in automotive dealership service centers, independent repair shops, and specialty or customized shops.

Today’s automobile is designed and engineered at a higher level of technology than ever before. This produces a high demand for trained repair technicians who can meet the increased technical challenges and demonstrate advanced knowledge-particularly in the electrical and electronics areas. As a well-trained technician with current skills, you can expect rapid employment and a steady rising income. In addition, this program includes preparation for the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification.

Auto Repair Technician AAS degree graduates will:

  • be prepared for employment in automotive dealership service centers, independent repair shops, and specialty or customized shops
  • be prepared to succeed on the ASE Certification exam
  • diagnose mechanical malfunctions and performance problems and make necessary repairs
  • operate precision automotive diagnostic and repair equipment
  • interpret repair manuals and computer-based programs dealing with specifications and repair procedures
  • demonstrate good public relations with customers and colleagues
  • skillfully use tools and equipment
  • demonstrate communication, critical thinking, cultural humility, information literacy, and teamwork skills
  • meet Humanities , Quantitative Reasoning , Social Science , and Written Communication  general education distribution area outcomes

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

NOTE: AUTO 201 requires a certification. The certification test is a EPA Section 609 certification for Recover, Recycle, and Rechange of A/C systems. There are numerous sites to get the certification. Please see below link. All tests will require a SSN. 

https://www.epa.gov/mvac/section-609-technician-training-and-certification-programs

 

Program Requirements


General Education Requirements - 20 Credits


Diversity and Social Justice Requirement


Within the degree requirements, students must complete a 3-5 credit course that meets the college’s Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) requirement. DSJ courses are designated in the college schedule and are designed to meet other general education or technical requirements simultaneous to meeting the DSJ requirement (e.g., ENGL& 101 with the DSJ attribute meets both the ENGL& 101 requirement and the DSJ requirement).

Note: Not all sections of a course meet the DSJ requirement. Students should review the class information to ensure the class section includes “course attributes: meets diversity requirement.”

Visit the DSJ requirement webpage to view the current list of general education and technical courses that meet the requirement.

Students who have taken a DSJ class in a previous certificate or degree, do not have to take another DSJ class.

Total Program Credits: 110


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