Automotive Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Suggested Plan of Study
Automotive Technician Associate of Applied Science Degree

 

This is a Fall start program. 

Required Courses Credits
AST 106 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles 2
AST 107 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles Lab 2
AST 114 Automotive Brakes 2
AST 115 Automotive Brakes Lab 2
AST 162 Automotive Engine Diagnostics 3
AST 163 Automotive Engine Diagnostics Lab 3
AST 175 Engine Rebuild Lab 5
AST 220 Automotive Steering and Suspension 2
AST 221 Automotive Steering and Suspension Lab 2
AST 230 Electrical/Electronics Systems II 2
AST 231 Electrical/Electronics Systems II Lab 2
AST 260 Advanced Diagnostics 3
AST 261 Advanced Diagnostics Lab 3
AST 270 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 3
AST 271 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles Lab 3
AST 285 ASE Exam Prep: Section One 1
AST 280 Applied Lab Experience and Light Repair
   OR AST 298 Automotive Internship
4
CAPP 120 Introduction to Computers 3
COMX 106 Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace 3
M 114 Extended Technical Mathematics 3
TRID 150 Environmental and Shop Practices 2
TRID 151 Welding 2
TRID 152 Vehicle Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning 3
TRID 170 Engine Theory 4
TRID 180 Electrical Systems 4
WRIT 122 Introduction to Business Writing
   OR WRIT 121 Introduction to Technical Writing
3
Total minimum credits required for degree 71
Students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites. Math and English requirements are usually determined by performance on placement tests or transfer credits.

 

First Semester Credits
AST 106 2
AST 107 2
COMX 106 3
TRID 170 4
TRID 180 4
CAPP 120 3
Total 18
Second Semester Credits
AST 114 2
AST 115 2
AST 175 5
AST 162 3
AST 163 3
TRID 150 2
Total 17
Third Semester Credits
AST 285 1
AST 220 2
AST 221 2
AST 230 2
AST 231 2
TRID 152 3
M 114 3
WRIT 121 or 122 3
Total 18
Fourth Semester Credits
AST 260 3
AST 261 3
AST 280 or 298 4
AST 270 3
AST 271 3
TRID 151 2
Total 18

 

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NOTE: This is a general program overview. For specific graduation requirements, please refer to the City College at MSU Billings catalog and visit with an academic or faculty advisor.