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:

Brandon Held, 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
      ENGL175Professional Writing5
      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
      HIST101A History of Science and Technology5
      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.

    No accreditation or related information have been provided.

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