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 3
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
CSCR-100 College Success and Career Readiness 3
COMM-103 Interpersonal Communication 3
Spring Semester 1
AUME-771 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUME-770 Automotive Suspension, Steering and Alignment Systems (formerly AUME-120) 4
U.S. History Since 1865
or Introduction to American Government and Politics
SOCI-101 Principles of Sociology 3
Fall Semester 2
AUME-790 Engine Performance I 4
AUME-780 Automotive Electrical/Electronics I (formerly AUME-096) 4
SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I 4
Select one of the following: 3
Ethnic Politics in America
Introduction to Chicana/o/x Studies
Introduction to Black Studies
Black History in American Context
American Indian Literature
Latinx/Chicanx Literature
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Indigenous Peoples of California
Spring Semester 2
Engine Performance II
or Automotive Electrical/Electronics II (formerly AUME-097)
Physical Science in Modern Society (formerly Conceptual Physics)
or Humans and Scientific Inquiry
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
AUME-800 Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology 3
AUME-549 Work Experience Education: Automotive and Transportation Technologies 2
 Total Units60

Note: AREA G (Math Competency) can be demonstrated by a high school math course at or above the level of Algebra 2 with a grade of C or better.

An Associate Degree in this program requires students to complete MSJC's local General Education, Option A, by fulfilling all general education areas. In addition, students must complete 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 Systems4
AUME-780Automotive Electrical/Electronics I (formerly AUME-096)4
AUME-790Engine Performance I4
Total Units20

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