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2024-2025 College Catalog 
2024-2025 College Catalog

Automotive Technology, AAS

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Minimum Credits: 66.5
Contact Hours: 93.5-98.5

Kirtland’s AAS in Automotive Technology is designed to provide instruction in manipulative skills, technical knowledge and related trade information. Students are given the opportunity to prepare for employment in the automotive industry as certified technicians, service salesmen, or service managers.

This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Graduates of this program will be prepared for the Michigan Bureau of Automotive Regulation Mechanic Certification and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Technician Certification tests. Graduates will demonstrate competence in all nine of the following areas: 1) engine repair, 2) automatic transmission and transaxle, 3) manual drivetrain, 4) suspension and steering, 5) brakes, 6) electrical/electronic systems, 7) heating and air conditioning, 8) gasoline engine performance and 9) diesel engine performance.

General Education Requirements: 15-18 credits

Minimum Program Credits: 66.5

Suggested sequencing of automotive courses:


Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor. For an appointment, please call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280.

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