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,

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 or contact the Advanced Technology Division,

Advising Contact

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

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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