Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science
Major Code: AUTO-AAS
Automotive service technicians and mechanics inspect, maintain and repair cars and light trucks. Typically working in well-ventilated and well-lit repair shops, automotive technicians identify and address mechanical problems with a combination of computers and traditional parts and tools.
Seminole State's Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Automotive Technology is fully accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), Ford and General Motors (GM) and has been ranked as the top automotive educational program in the United States.
The program’s curriculum combines the latest in automotive technology education and relevant industry internships with practical academic coursework that is designed to prepare graduates for immediate and successful careers in the automotive service industry. The College’s active industry partnerships and experienced instructors ensure students receive the most advanced coursework which features traditional vehicle technology and emerging alternative fuel technologies, including hybrid-electric and hydrogen fuel cell. Students may focus their studies on domestic (GM and Ford) and/or import vehicle diagnosis and repair.
Students pursuing this degree also may obtain the following college credit certificates:
Graduates of this program are employed as:
Employment in this field is expected to grow by 17 percent (about as fast as average) through 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).
With proper industry work experience, graduates of this program may qualify to earn the following industry certifications:
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AER 29## Cooperative Education Internship in Automotive Technology
Any General Education course
Humanities General Education course
Mathematics or Science General Education course
Social Science General Education course
If General Education courses have not been initiated by the beginning of the third term, registration may be blocked.
Courses beginning with a leading digit of "0", postsecondary adult vocational courses and AER prefix courses do not meet the requirements for an Associate in Arts or Bachelor's degree.
Students with a baccalaureate degree or an associate of arts degree from a regionally accredited institution will be considered to have met general education requirements for this degree program.
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