Level I Certificate, Level II Certificate, and Associate of Applied Science degree option
*Starting Fall 2024*
The Automotive Technology program offers a Level I Certificate option (19 credit hours), a Level II Certificate option (39 credit hours), and provides the opportunity for a student to complete an AAS with additional general education requirements.
The Automotive Technology program utilizes Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) curriculum and includes both theory and hands-on application. NCCC is currently working toward becoming an ASE-Accredited program. Students completing this program will cover ASE standards for the Automobile Service Technician (AST) test.
ASE is a nationally recognized accreditor that provides three levels of certification tests, the Entry-Level (previously ASE Student), the Professional Technician (that also requires hands-on work experience) and the Master Certification. Students will have the opportunity to take several Entry-Level Certification tests throughout the curriculum of this program. Completion of any level of this program provides equivalent hands-on work experience that can be applied toward professional certification.
AAS students will need to demonstrate proficiencies based on the Mandatory Placement Policy, or by taking the recommended/ required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites.
Program Path Sequence
The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses. The student should consult with an advisor for information specific to their academic situation.
For more information contact Program Advisor Karah Kellogg, 620-432-0318 firstname.lastname@example.org, Advising Staff, 620-432-0311 email@example.com
Automotive Technology Certificate Program Outcomes
- Perform diagnostic, maintenance, and repair procedures on automotive engines.
- Perform diagnostic, maintenance, and repair procedures on automotive brake systems.
- Perform diagnostic, maintenance, and repair procedures on automotive suspension and steering components.
- Perform diagnostic, maintenance, and repair procedures on automotive electrical systems.
- Perform diagnostic, maintenance, and repair procedures on automotive HVAC systems.
- Demonstrate automotive fundamentals and employability skills in the automotive service industry.
AAS Degree Program Outcomes
- Perform diagnostic, maintenance, and repair procedures on manual drive trains and axles.
Perform diagnostic, maintenance, and repair procedures on automatic transmission & transaxles.
Required General Education Courses include:
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3 cr hrs
COMM 213 Interpersonal Communication 3 cr hrs
CSIS 100 Computer Concepts & Applications 3 cr hrs
Additional General Education hours to bring degree total to 64.