Nov 29, 2021  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology, 2-yr Certificate

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This program is fully contained in the Automotive Technology, AAS  degree

Total Program Credits: 92

Program Length: Two Years

Offered by the Advanced Technology  Division, 541.463.5380

Certificate of Completion  

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 of the Associate of Applied Science degree or the Two-Year Certificate of Completion will:

  • 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.
  • Be able to 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.

Admission Information See

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: 58 positions
Statewide: 745 positions

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

Estimated Program Cost

Books   $991
Differential Fees*   $2,926
Instruments/Tools   $3,170
Program Specific Fees   $940
Resident Tuition and General Student Fee   $12,068
  Total Estimated Cost $20,095

 *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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