Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program provides cutting-edge training for a high-demand industry. Historically, 100 percent of graduates have found positions working in their field. For additional program information, please review our Prospective Student Information packet.

 

Associate of Applied Science, Automotive Technology

The Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology may be paired with one of the following three options:
  1. General Automotive
  2. Ford ASSET
  3. General Motors ASEP

Each option has different admissions requirements based on the policies of the program sponsors.

The AAS degree program prepares students to understand the theory of, diagnosis of, and repair of engines, transmissions, transaxles, suspension, steering, brake systems, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning systems, as well as fuel and ignition systems of modern vehicles. See below for more descriptions of the Ford ASSET and GM ASEP options.

 

 

Undergraduate Certificate, General Automotive Technology

Undergraduate certificates are programs of 30 credits or more that offer focused instruction in a concentrated area. Certificates often provide the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level positions in specific employment sectors.

The Undergraduate Certificate in General Automotive Technology differs from the three AAS options in that it does not require students to take General Education Requirements such as written and oral communication, math, science, etc. A total of 49 credits is required to complete the certificate.

The Undergraduate Certificate in General Automotive Technology is designed to prepare students for a career in the automotive maintenance and repair industry. Curriculum design is based on automotive task lists developed by the National Institute for Automotive Excellence.

Many University of Alaska Anchorage Certificate and Occupational Endorsement Certificate programs are defined as Gainful Employment programs for the purposes of student financial aid. Valuable information about these programs including program cost, graduation rates, job placement rates, student loan debt, and other important information can be found by viewing the Gainful Employment Disclosure form or by visiting the UAA Gainful Employment Disclosure website.

 

Occupational Endorsements

Occupational endorsements are certificates requiring 29 or fewer credits to complete. These certificates provide the specialized knowledge and skills needed in specific employment sectors.

Many University of Alaska Anchorage Certificate and Occupational Endorsement Certificate programs are defined as Gainful Employment programs for the purposes of student financial aid. Valuable information about these programs including program cost, graduation rates, job placement rates, student loan debt, and other important information can be found by viewing the Gainful Employment Disclosure form or by visiting the UAA Gainful Employment Disclosure website.

The Automotive & Diesel Technology Department offers four options for occupational endorsements:

  1. Automotive Electrical (18 credits)
  2. Automotive Brakes, Suspension, & Alignment (23 credits)
  3. Automotive Power Trains (22 credits)
  4. Automotive Engine Performance (25 credits)

Automotive Technology

Automotive Brochure

The General Automotive option for the AAS Automotive Technology degree and Undergraduate Certificate in Automotive Technology is designed to prepare students for a career in the automotive maintenance and repair industry. Curriculum design is based on automotive task lists developed by the National Institute for Automotive Excellence. A total of 64 credits is required for the AAS Automotive Technology, General Automotive option. A total of 49 credits is required for the Undergraduate Certificate in Automotive Technology, General Automotive option.

General Auto Tool List (PDF)

Ford ASSET Option

Ford ASSET Brochure

Please Note:

Admission to the Ford ASSET program is currently suspended. Please contact the department for more information.

The Ford ASSET option for the AAS degree is designed to prepare students for a career in Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealerships. Students are trained on current technology, vehicles, and components donated by the Ford Motor Company. Courses for the Ford option begin in odd-numbered years: 2013, 2015, 2017, etc. A total of 67 credits is required for the Ford option.

Ford ASSET graduates receive Ford factory certifications in addition to their AAS degree.

GM ASEP Option

GM ASEP Brochure

The GM ASEP option for the AAS degree is designed to prepare students for a career in General Motors dealerships. Students are trained on current technology vehicles and components donated by General Motors Corporation. Courses for the GM ASEP option begin in even-numbered years: 2012, 2014, 2016, etc. A total of 67 credits is required for the GM ASEP option.

GM ASEP graduates receive General Motors factory certifications in addition to their AAS degree.