Feb 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College 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, 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 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 https://www.lanecc.edu/advtech/automotive-technology

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: 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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