Two-Year Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Automotive Technology AAS degree program provides students with the skills they need by clearly identifying the learning outcomes that are developed through Oregon skill sets and national certification requirements. Students will receive preparation for certification in eight areas of Automotive Service Excellence: brakes, electronic systems, engine performance, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmission and transaxle, engine repair, and heating and air conditioning. Instruction will incorporate employability skills such as proper professional attire, customer and team relations, and safe work practices. Instruction will place students in a learning community that will provide them the experiences to achieve academic, technical, and career-related skills.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Use computerized and printed materials to access topics related to the automotive service and repair procedures.
- Perform computations for, but not limited to, gear ratios, cubic inch displacement, electrical circuits, alignment angles as well as conversion between U.S. and metric measuring systems.
- Use precision measuring tools and equipment to measure (not limited to, but including) camshaft and crankshaft journals.
- Use advanced diagnostic equipment to effectively diagnosis and repair vehicles.
- Apply industry safety standards by wearing the approved uniform and safety toed boots everyday while attending class and wearing safety glasses at all times while working in the lab.
- Summarize the test standards and information in order to pass the Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) tests.
- Demonstrate effective written communication skills by creating a resume and cover letter.
The Automotive Technology AAS degree program has special admission requirements and enrollment limits. The first step to entering this program is to take the college’s free placement test and meet with KCC Student Services staff. Placement tests can be scheduled by calling the KCC Testing Center at (541) 880-2334. There are entry-level expectations for skill levels in reading, writing, and mathematics. If students have questions about the requirements, they may call the program lead at (541) 882-2284. Failure to complete the placement test will delay entry into the Automotive Technology Program.
For admission into the program, an application is required. This is a separate step from the testing and assessment steps. Automotive Technology Program application packets are available at the front desk in Building 3.