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Automobile Service Tech students

Master Automobile Service TechnologyRequirements

In six semesters, explore the classes that will teach you to understand and repair the various mechanical and technological systems that keep cars running smoothly. 

Gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Automotive shop safety
  • Engine repair and rebuilding
  • Brake systems
  • Suspension and steering
  • Automotive electrical systems
  • Starting and charging systems
  • Manual and automatic transmissions
  • Automobile computers and ignition systems 

After your first year, you’ll have enough skills to find a part-time job. Your instructors will help you partner with a local business to earn money while earning your degree. 

General education requirements round out your learning experience and reinforce the practical soft skills employers want. Study mathematics, communications, business, science and humanities.

Row Groupings Major Requirements:
row First Semester
required
2
required

Introduces the basic theory of automotive braking systems including operation, diagnosis, basic repair of disc and drum friction assemblies, and basic hydraulic braking systems. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program accreditation requirements. .Two credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply 

Course Prerequisites

ASE 170, or DPM 100 and DPM 101 with grades of "C" or better

2
required

Covers diagnostics, test procedures, and repair to automotive foundation braking system. This course also introduces the components, types of Antilock Braking Systems (ABS), and traction control systems of current vechicles. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program accreditation requirements. . Two credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuition Differential tuition rates apply 

Course Prerequisites

ASE 110 with a grade of "C" or better

2
required
2
required

Covers the operation of electrical systems including vehicles safety concerns of vehicle lighting systems, Supplemental Inflatable Restraints (SIR), windshield wipers, driver warning systems, and vehicle accessories. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program requirements. .  One credit.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 120 with a grade of "C" or better

1
required
2
required
0.5 to 6
(Students must take 1 credit in ASE 170.) (Students must take 1 credit in ASE 170.)
Total First Semester Credits 12
row Second Semester
required
2
required
2
required
2
required
2
required
2
required
1
required
1
Total Second Semester Credits 12
row Third Semester
required
3
required
3
required
3
required
2
Total Third Semester Credits 11
row Fourth Semester
required

Covers design, diagnosis, inspection, service of suspension, and steering systems used on light trucks and automobiles including power steering and Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) service. This course meets AST/MAST requirements.  . Two credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuition.Differential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 140 with a grade of "C" or better

2
required
2
required

Covers the operation and theory of the modern automotive braking systems including the operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of the anti-lock braking systems and power assist units. This course also covers the machining operations of today's automobile brake systems. This course meets AST/MAST requirements.   Two credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply.

Course Prerequisites

ASE 111 with a grade of "C" or better

2
required

Covers operation of steering and power steering systems including different alignment types and procedures. Differential tuition rates apply. Prerequisites: ASE 101 and ASE 170 or DPM 100 and DPM 101, and ASE 140, and ASE 141 with grades of "C" or better. Three credits.

3
required

Covers the diagnosis and service of vehicle heating and air conditioning systems and their components. This course meets AST/MAST requirements. Differential tuition rates apply. Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

ASE 101 and ASE 170 or DPM 100 and DPM 101, and ASE 264 with grades of "C" or better

3
Total Fourth Semester Credits 12
row Fifth Semester
required
2
required
1
required
2
required
3
required
4
Total Fifth Semester Credits 12
row Sixth Semester
required

Covers diagnosis, principles of hydraulics, principles of electronic components, power flow, theory of operation including removal, installation, and replacement of transmission/transaxle and components. This course meets AST/MAST requirements. . Three credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 250 or DPM 133 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required
2
Total Sixth Semester Credits 5
Total Major Specific Course Credits 64
Row Groupings General Education:
row Area 1:
Area 1:
 Select one of the following courses: 
required

Covers material designed for career and technical students who need to study particular mathematical topics. Topics include measurement, algebra, geometry, statistics, and graphs. These are presented at an introductory level and the emphasis is on applications. This course may be used for the A.A.S. degree only. Course readiness is determined by review of high school transcripts, assessment, and/or meeting with an Aims Academic Advisor. Three credits.

3
row Area 2:
Area 2:
Select one of the following courses: 
required

Emphasizes effective business writing and covers letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes. Includes the fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication. Three credits.

3
required

Emphasizes the planning, writing, and revising of compositions, including the development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a wide variety of compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. May be taken concurrently with CCR 094. Three credits.

3
required

Develops skills one can apply to a variety of technical documents. Focuses on principles for organizing, writing, and revising clear, readable documents for industry, business, and government. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. May be taken concurrently with CCR 093. Three credits.

3
row Area 3:
Area 3:
Select one of the following courses: 
required

Introduces the application of fundamental business principles to local, national, and international forums. This course examines the relationship of economic systems, governance, regulations, and law upon business operations. It surveys the concepts of career development, business ownership, finance and accounting, economics, marketing, management, operations, human resources, regulations, and business ethics. Three credits.

3
required

This course introduces basic computer terminology, file management, and PC system components. Provides an overview of office application software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of a web browser to access the Internet. Three credits.

3
required

Combines the basic theory of speech communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasis is on speech delivery, preparation, organization, support, and audience analysis. Three credits.

3
row Area 4:
Area 4:
Choose one course from the following prefixes: (3 credits minimum)
AST, BIO, CHE, ENV, GEY, MET, PHY, or SCI
row Area 5:
Area 5:
Choose one course from the following prefixes: (3 credits minimum)
ANT, ART, ECO, GEO, HIS, HUM, LIT, MUS, PHI, POS, PSY, SOC, THE, or any foreign language course
Total General Education Credits 15
Total Credits for A.A.S. Degree 79