Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Automotive Technology, AAS

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Length: 90 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $18,843

  • Resident Tuition: $11,925*
  • Technology Fees: $1,170
  • General Student Fees: $813**
  • Online Course Fee (if applicable)
  • Books / Course Materials: $610 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program Specific Fees: $1,085 (Class Fees and Materials)
  • Differential Fees: $ 3,240****

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.

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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