Automotive Technology, A.S.

In addition to the 20 units of the certificate program in Automotive/Transportation Technology, students must also complete all MSJC General Education Option A requirements (a total of 60 units) for the Associate of Science degree in Automotive/Transportation Technology.


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MSJC General Education Option A 

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
AUME-700 Basic Auto Mechanics (formerly AUME-072) 4
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
CSCR-100 College Success and Career Readiness (formerly GUID-100 College Success) 3
Spring Semester 1
AUME-771 Automotive Brake Systems (formerly AUME-095) 4
AUME-770 Automotive Suspension, Steering and Alignment Systems (formerly AUME-120) 4
HIST-112 U.S. History Since 1865 3
COMM-103 Interpersonal Communication 3
SOCI-101 Principles of Sociology 3
Fall Semester 2
AUME-790 Engine Performance I (formerly AUME-087) 4
AUME-780 Automotive Electrical/Electronics I (formerly AUME-096) 4
SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I 4
Contemporary Chicano in Society
or Cultural Anthropology
Spring Semester 2
PE-110 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3
CHEM-100 Introduction to Chemistry 4
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
AUME-800 Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology (formerly AUME-084) 3
AUME-549 Cooperative Work Experience: Automotive and Transportation Technologies (formerly AUME-149) 1
 Total Units60

An Associate Degree in this program requires students to follow MSJC's General Education, Option A and complete all general education areas, all major requirements, and complete an overall total of 60 degree applicable units with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Course Title Credits
MSJC General Education Option A24
Required Courses20
Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
AUME-700Basic Auto Mechanics (formerly AUME-072)4
AUME-770Automotive Suspension, Steering and Alignment Systems (formerly AUME-120)4
AUME-771Automotive Brake Systems (formerly AUME-095)4
AUME-780Automotive Electrical/Electronics I (formerly AUME-096)4
AUME-790Engine Performance I (formerly AUME-087)4
Total Units20

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