Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog

Automotive Technology, AAS

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Length: 90 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $ 18,601.00

  • Resident Tuition: $ 11,340.00*

  • Technology Fees: $ 990.00

  • General Student Fees: $ 804.00**

  • Online Course Fee (if applicable)

  • Books / Course Materials: $ 1,293.00

  • Program Specific Fees: $ 1,057.00 (Class Fees and Materials)

  • Differential Fees: $ 3,117.00****

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Term-by Term Course Plan

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as an Automotive Service Technician working at company-owned repair stations, fleets, independent garages, gas stations, or new car dealerships.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Use automotive service resources to complete lab projects and become familiar with computer accessed information, internet accessed information and information available in print related to automotive repair
PLO 2 - Perform computations for gear ratios, engine displacement, electrical circuits, power output, vehicle alignment angles, conversion between the metric system and standard system, and use of precision measuring tools
PLO 3 - Diagnose and repair current vehicles using advanced diagnostic tools and equipment
PLO 4 - Demonstrate and use industry safety standards
PLO 5 - Access library, computing, and communications services and obtain information and data from regional and national networks
PLO 6 - Interpret the concepts of a problem-solving task and translate them into mathematical equations

Program Requirements

General Education

GENERAL EDUCATION courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Writing (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Math (4-5 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Human Relations (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Open Elective (1 credit):

  • Complete any 100- or 200-level course to meet this requirement

Program Core Courses

PROGRAM CORE courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. Students must complete the maximum credits listed for all core courses. Enrollment in core courses by consent only. See an Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator about enrollment.

Cooperative Education

Take 3 credits of AM 280 - Co-op Ed: Automotive  


  • This program follows Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  unless otherwise specified
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended for all applicants to this program.
  • Cooperative Education (Co-op) Co-op offers students college credit and a grade for on-the-job work experience related to their educational and career goals. Under the supervision of the Automotive Technology Co-op Coordinator and with instructor consent, a maximum of 18 Co-op credits in AM 280  may be earned in lieu of required Automotive Technology course credits. For more information please see your Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator.
  • This program is articulated with Oregon Institute of Technology, which requires a higher-level math course than is required for the program. Contact your Academic Advisor for help with transfer to OIT.


Automotive Technology is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, a non-profit foundation within the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

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