Minimum Credits: 67-69
Contact Hours: 89-91
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 eight 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, and 8) gasoline and diesel engine performance.