Automotive Technology

Today’s garage is not like your grandfather’s garage.

As technology has evolved, so have the cars we drive. In the Automotive Technology program, students prepare for entry-level positions as automotive technicians. Students learn in an active auto service facility that is open to the public and can test for Automotive Service Excellent (ASE) certifications while completing the program. This program is National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)-certified for both secondary and post-secondary levels.

Contact Information:

Leesa Ostrander, Career Advisor

South Campus

7:30AM – 4:00PM

  • Get the skills you need for the career you want.

More about the program:

In an active, campus auto service facility, students practice all aspects of the profession, from balancing tires to diagnosing engine problems. Using advanced computerized analyzers, students learn to perform repairs, overhaul engines and transmissions, service fuel injection systems, and much more. Bates’ automotive program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) for both secondary and post-secondary levels. Bates’ Automotive Mechanic program instructors are Evaluation Team Leaders for NATEF and evaluate other programs in the Puget Sound area for NATEF membership eligibility. Instruction is configured according to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification requirements, and students are encouraged to take one or more ASE certification tests while completing the program.

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Associate of Applied Science: Automotive Technology
  • CIP: 47.0604    EPC: 712

Program Lengths:

  • AAS program degree length: 8 Quarters

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Mike Clark

253.680.7592

mclark@batestech.edu

Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

  • Description:

    Program Description:

    In an active, campus auto service facility, students practice all aspects of the profession, from balancing tires to diagnosing engine problems. Using advanced computerized analyzers, students learn to perform repairs, overhaul engines and transmissions, service fuel injection systems, and much more. Bates’ automotive program curriculum aligns with the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) for both secondary and post-secondary levels. Bates’ Automotive Mechanic program instructors are Evaluation Team Leaders for NATEF and evaluate other programs in the Puget Sound area for NATEF membership eligibility. Instruction is configured according to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification requirements, and students are encouraged to take one or more ASE certification tests while completing the program.

    For program costs and fees refer to the catalog TUITION AND FEES PAGE.

     

    Required Courses:

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    AUTOM101Basic Engines4
    AUTOM102Engine Systems4
    AUTOM103Intro to Basic Electrical Theory4
    AUTOM105Basic Electrical Application3
    AUTOM106Shop Safety and Meter Certification1
    AUTOM124Intro to Emission Systems2
    AUTOM121Basic Engine Diagnosis5
    AUTOM122Basic Ignition Systems5
    AUTOM123Intro to Fuel Systems4
    AUTOM125Intro to Fuel Injection2
    AUTOM130Intro to Lighting Systems4
    AUTOM131Intro to Clutches/Manual Trans4
    AUTOM132Basic Auto Transmission/Transaxle4
    AUTOM133Intro to Four and All Wheel Drive4
    AUTOM140Applied Wheel Align/Steering System Service4
    AUTOM141Intro to Braking Systems4
    AUTOM143Basic Heating/ Air Conditioning4
    AUTOM201Advanced Engine Repair5
    AUTOM202Advanced Engine Assembly3
    AUTOM203Detailed Auto Electrical Systems4
    AUTOM204Advanced Battery, Starting/Charging Systems4
    AUTOM220Applied Ignition Systems Svc4
    AUTOM221Applied Fuel Systems Service4
    AUTOM222Applied Emissions Systems Service3
    AUTOM223Applied Fuel Injection Service3
    AUTOM230Advanced Lighting Systems3
    AUTOM231Advanced Clutches/Manual Transmission5
    AUTOM232Advanced Automatic Transmission Service4
    AUTOM233Applied Four/All-wheel Drive Service4
    AUTOM240Applied Wheel Align/Steering System Service4
    AUTOM241Advanced Brake System Service4
    AUTOM242Applied Drum and Disc Systems Service4
    AUTOM243Advanced HVAC3
    AUTOM142Drum and Disc Braking Systems4

    Electives

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    AUTOM296Work-Based Learning Experience1-13

    General Education Requirements

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    MATH171Technical Math5
    MATH172Business Math5
    MATH&107Math in Society5
    MATH&141Precalculus I5
    MATH&142Precalculus II5
    MATH&146Statistics5
    MATH&151Calculus5
    MATH&152Calculus II5
    MATH&153Calculus III5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ENGL&101English Composition I5
    ENGL&235Technical Writing5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    HREL111Interviewing and Career Success5
    HUM&101Introduction to Humanities5
    CMST&102Introduction to Mass Media5
    CMST&152Intercultural Communication5
    CMST&210Interpersonal Communication5
    CMST&220Public Speaking5
    CMST&230Small Group Communications5
    CMST&240Culture & Diversity in Health Care5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BIOL170Medical Terminology2
    BIOL&160General Biology5
    BIOL&175Human Biology with Lab5
    BIOL&241Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
    BIOL&242Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
    BIOL&260Microbiology5
    CHEM&121General Chemistry5
    CHEM&131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry5
    NUTR&101Intro to Nutrition5
    PHYS&114Introductory Physics I (Algebra based Physics)5
    PHYS&221Engineering Physics I w/LAB5
    PHYS&222Engineering Physics II w/LAB5
    PHYS&223Engineering Physics III w/LAB5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    POLS&101Introduction to Political Science5
    PSYC&100General Psychology5
    PSYC&200Lifespan Psychology5
    SOC&101Introduction to Sociology5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

No eligibility requirements have been provided.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

  • National Median Salary: $42,090
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 61,700

This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on June 2021.

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