Automotive Service Technology

Diploma - 66 credits

About this program
Automotive service technicians work in an exciting and rapidly changing industry. Students in this program will receive training in the many service and diagnostic procedures necessary to maintain our nation on wheels. Students are trained in modern laboratories equipped with current service and testing equipment. Students entering this program should have good mechanical aptitude, good communication skills and the ability to read and comprehend service literature. Graduates of this program will have a variety of opportunities including driveline technician, driveability technician, alignment and suspension specialist, transmission specialist and service writer.
Program outcomes
  1. Demonstrate professionalism and related soft skills.
  2. Apply theory of vehicle operating systems.
  3. Diagnose vehicle operating systems.
  4. Repair vehicle operating systems.
  5. Interpret service information.
  6. Exhibit safety practices and procedures.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
57 Required courses
9 Restricted electives in course types
66 Total

Automotive Service Technology - Diploma (1)

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
AMST1101 AMST1101 - Automotive Equipment Fundamentals 2
AMST1102 AMST1102 - Alignment and Suspension I 3
AMST1105 AMST1105 - Brakes I 3
AMST1110 AMST1110 - Batteries, Starting and Charging Systems 2
AMST1111 AMST1111 - Automotive Electronics 3
AMST1122 AMST1122 - Engines I 3
AMST1126 AMST1126 - Engines II 3
AMST1132 AMST1132 - Drivetrains I 3
AMST1136 AMST1136 - Drivetrains II 3
AMST2201 AMST2201 - Alignment and Suspension II 3
AMST2206 AMST2206 - Body Electrical and Mechanical I 3
AMST2210 AMST2210 - Body Electrical and Mechanical II 2
AMST2211 AMST2211 - Exhaust Analysis and Fuel Systems 3
AMST2214 AMST2214 - Electronic Powertrain Control I 3
AMST2218 AMST2218 - Electronic Powertrain Control II 3
AMST2220 AMST2220 - Ignition Systems 3
AMST2225 AMST2225 - Brakes II 3
AMST2233 AMST2233 - Automatic Transmissions I 3
AMST2237 AMST2237 - Automatic Transmissions II 3
AMST2240 AMST2240 - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 3

9 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
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1st Fall Term - 17 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
AMST1101 AMST1101 - Automotive Equipment Fundamentals 2
AMST1102 AMST1102 - Alignment and Suspension I 3
AMST1105 AMST1105 - Brakes I 3
AMST1122 AMST1122 - Engines I 3
AMST1126 AMST1126 - Engines II 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

1st Spring Term - 17 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
AMST1110 AMST1110 - Batteries, Starting and Charging Systems 2
AMST1111 AMST1111 - Automotive Electronics 3
AMST1132 AMST1132 - Drivetrains I 3
AMST1136 AMST1136 - Drivetrains II 3
AMST2206 AMST2206 - Body Electrical and Mechanical I 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Fall Term - 18 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
AMST2201 AMST2201 - Alignment and Suspension II 3
AMST2211 AMST2211 - Exhaust Analysis and Fuel Systems 3
AMST2214 AMST2214 - Electronic Powertrain Control I 3
AMST2220 AMST2220 - Ignition Systems 3
AMST2225 AMST2225 - Brakes II 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Spring Term - 14 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
AMST2210 AMST2210 - Body Electrical and Mechanical II 2
AMST2218 AMST2218 - Electronic Powertrain Control II 3
AMST2233 AMST2233 - Automatic Transmissions I 3
AMST2237 AMST2237 - Automatic Transmissions II 3
AMST2240 AMST2240 - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 3