Dec 02, 2022  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology, AAS

Length: Two years, 90 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $22,470

  • Books - $1,238
  • Differential Fees - $3,007
  • Instruments/Tools - $3,170
  • Program-Specific Fees - $1,057
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $14,006

Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year's rates. Course fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at

Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is 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.

Students who complete this program 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.

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 is the parent program for the Automotive Technology, 2-yr Certificate (suspended)  
  • 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. 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. 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.