Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Performance Technology

Automotive Performance

Degree Information

Academic Plan Code

3482

Credits

69–70

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Automotive Performance Technology prepares students to work as automotive mechanics and technicians who diagnose, service, test, and repair complex, computer-controlled automotive electrical systems. The program emphasizes knowledge and skills in reading, math, problem solving, and writing that are necessary to perform automotive diagnosis and service.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
6
FYC ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
Oral Comm COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication or
Public Speaking or
Small Group Communication
3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15
RC APT101 Automotive Service Operations 2
RC APT131 Automotive Power Trains 6
RC APT151 Automotive Brake Systems 4
Mathematics GTC107 Technical Mathematics I 3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
14
RC APT171 Automotive Air Conditioning 4
RC APT181 Engine Performance And Diagnosis I 6
NS Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area 4

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
16
RC APT161 Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems I 4
RC APT282 Engine Performance And Diagnosis II 6
Critical Rdg CRE101 College Critical Reading 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 5

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
13
RC APT141 Alignment, Steering, And Suspension 6
RC APT262 Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems II 4
FYC ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL or
Technical and Professional Writing
3

Term 6

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
5–6
HUM Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area 2–3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area 3

Program Electives

Select from the following Restricted Electives to meet the 3 credit Restricted Electives requirement course work.

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RE AUT270AA or
AUT270AB or
AUT270AC
Automotive Technology Internship or
Automotive Technology Internship or
Automotive Technology Internship
1–3
RE AUT282AA or
AUT282AB or
AUT282AC
Service-Learning Experience in Automotive or
Volunteerism Auto: Service Learning Experience or
Volunteerism Auto: Service Learning Experience
1–3
RE AUT296WA or
AUT296WB or
AUT296WC or
AUT296WD
Cooperative Education or
Cooperative Education or
Cooperative Education or
Cooperative Education
1–4
RE AUT298AA or
AUT298AB or
AUT298AC
Special Projects or
Special Projects or
Special Projects
1–3

Note

It is recommended that Term 1 courses be taken during the Summer. 

Restricted Electives courses should be taken during the subsequent Summer after completing the courses listed in Term 3 (Spring).

It is also recommended that Term 6 courses be taken during the Summer.

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Performance Technology (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=23610).