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Automotive Technology

Why Study Automotive?

Automotive Technology is an exciting field that combines the latest technology with a hands-on work environment. A successful technician does something different with every job, so it is never repetitive or boring. This skill allows you the opportunity to seek employment anywhere people own vehicles. You do not have to move to a large urban area for a good paying job because no matter where in this country you go, there is a need for a skilled automobile technician. The need for technicians is growing all the time, and a degree from the Columbia-Greene Automotive Technology program ensures that you have a desirable, marketable skill.

Columbia-Greene offers a full Automotive Technology A.O.S degree program as well as a one-year certificate program to fast-track your technical career in this industry. We also offer direct manufacturer training for Subaru, Toyota, and Audi, as well as a partnership path for BMW.

The program is ASE/NATEF MAST certified and Columbia-Greene instructors have 50 years of combined dealership experience.

Program Options

Credits: 61 | Time to Completion: 2 years (plus final summer semester)

Curriculum Code: 0525 I Liberal Arts Credits: 0 I Program Credits: 61

This program trains students in the repair of the modern automobile without focusing on one specific manufacturer. It is a general program, allowing graduates the opportunity to work at specific dealerships, independent repair centers, and/or fleet repair facilities.

Course CodeCourseCredits
AU 117Gas and Diesel Engines 4
AU 128Introduction to Automotive Repair 4
AU 129Basic Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 3
AU 130Basic Steering, Suspension and Brakes 4
AU 131Work Study I 2
AU 132Electricity and Electronics 4
AU 134Engine Performance 6
AU 203Advanced Automotive Operations 4
AU 211Manual Transmissions and Drivelines 4
AU 212Automotive Diagnostics 4
AU 213Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 4
AU 215Body Electrical and Electronics 3
AU 231Work Study II 2
CE 101College Experience 1
EN 101Composition 3
GN ELEGeneral Elective 3
HE 201First Aid and Safety 3
MA 103Business Mathematics 3
Minimum Credits:61
Semester Hours: 32 | Time to Completion: 1 year

Curriculum Code: 1733 I Program Credits: 62

This certificate is designed to provide entry-level skills for those students interested in immediate employment in this trade area. This program is the first year of the two-year degree option.

Course CodeCourseCredits
AU 117Gas and Diesel Engines 4
AU 128Introduction to Automotive Repair 4
AU 129Basic Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 3
AU 130Basic Steering, Suspension and Brakes 4
AU 132Electricity and Electronics 4
AU 134Engine Performance 6
AU 203Advanced Automotive Operations 4
HE 201First Aid and Safety 3
Minimum Credits:32