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Automotive Technology (ATOAS)

Location(s): South Omaha Campus

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellent (ASE). The program is hands-on, and focuses on preparing students for careers in the automotive field. The program works closely with regional and national industry to encourage growth and training in preparation for real-world work environments. This program utilizes the most current technology and testing equipment to enhance the training required by today’s automotive industry.


Students must pass all AUTT courses in this degree with a C or higher.


Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required: 94.5

Recommended Curriculum Plan


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General Education Course Recommendations for this Program:

  • Communication: COMS 1000
  • Quantitative/Numeracy: MATH 1240
  • Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy: INFO 1001


Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements - 22.5 credits

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education Courses.  


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credits 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course. Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Select 1 course from the list of Quantitative/Numeracy Skills General Education Courses 

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 course from the list of Humanities   or Social Sciences   courses under the Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness General Education Courses. 

Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from either the list of Natural Sciences   or Social Sciences  General Education courses.

*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select 1 course from the list of Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy General Education Courses .



Recommended Curriculum Plan

Automotive Technology (ATOAS)

The following plan is designed to be the most direct path to degree completion and is based on a fall quarter start. Students are expected to meet with their student success navigator or advisor to plan a customized course schedule that meets their specific needs. For more information or assistance with registering, please call 531-622-2400. 

*All AUTT courses in this program have to be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply fundamentals of automotive service training, including the basics of automotive diagnostics and repair.
  2. Identify, inspect, disassemble basic components of automotive engines.
  3. Apply knowledge of the function, construction, operation, troubleshooting and service of disc, drum and ABS systems, steering, suspension, and wheel alignment.
  4. Use electronic engine analyzers and scanners to test and tune ignition, fuel injection, and emission systems.
  5. Apply understanding of electrical principles, semi-conductors, microprocessors and wiring diagrams to diagnose and repair malfunctions of automotive electrical systems.
  6. Apply knowledge of the function, construction, operation, troubleshooting and service of front and rear wheel drive manual and automatic transmissions and transaxles.
  7. Test, service and repair heating and air-conditioning systems.

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