Dec 12, 2019  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog

Automotive Technology, AAS


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This is the parent program for the Automotive Technology, 2-yr Certificate  

Total Program Credits: 104

Program Length: Two Years

Offered by the Advanced Technology  Division, 541.463.5380

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements   

Program Coordinator Tracy Rea, Bldg 15, Rm. 201, 541.463.5151, reat@lanecc.edu

Dean  Lynn Nakamura

Purpose To prepare the graduate for employment as an Automotive Service Technician working at company-owned repair stations, fleets, independent garages, gas stations, or new car dealerships.

Learning Outcomes The graduate will be able to:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Diagnose and repair current vehicles using advanced diagnostic tools and equipment.
  • Successfully complete ASE certification tests.
  • Demonstrate and use industry safety standards.
  • Access library, computing, and communications services and obtain information and data from regional and national networks.
  • Interpret the concepts of a problem-solving task and translate them into mathematical equations.

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

Admission Information lanecc.edu/advtech/at/admission-information or contact the Advanced Technology Division, AdvTech-Programs@lanecc.edu

Advising Contact advtechprograms@lanecc.edu

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. Through Co-op, students connect theory and practice, develop skills, expand career knowledge, and make contacts for the future. Work schedules and work sites vary. 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. Contact Cooperative Education at https://www.lanecc.edu/cooped/contact

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County openings - 58 annually
Statewide openings - 745 annually

Lane County average hourly - $21.30; average annual - $44,296
Oregon average hourly - $22.71; average annual - $47,238 

Estimated Program Cost

Books   $1,300
Differential Fees*   $2,926
Instruments/Tools   $3,170
Program Specific Fees   $960
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $13,538
  Total Estimated Cost $21,894

Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

General Education


Math requirement must be completed with a letter grade of  C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. All other GENERAL EDUCATION courses can be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass. If Math is taken through the Math Resource Center, then all credits must be completed in order to meet this requirement.

Program Core Courses


WLD courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better or pass.  All other CORE courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted.

Students must take the maximum credits listed for all AM courses with the exception of AM 280 which only requires 3 credits be completed for this course.

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