The Automotive Technology Program is accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation and Master Certified in eight ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) areas. Program students receive training enriched in current technology and fundamental hands-on skills for both entry-level positions and for accelerated advancement in the automotive career field. The Automotive Technology Department may waive college credit requirements for students attaining industry skill standards. The criteria for waiving a course will be based on current Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in a specific area. The waiver must be approved by the Automotive Technology Department. The waiver will not be posted on the transcript until the student has satisfied college resident requirements. Credit waived is non-transferable. The ACE Guide may also be utilized to establishing equivalencies for military training. All documentation must be submitted by the requesting student. Students entering the Automotive Technology program should have:
Finger and manual dexterity necessary to work mechanical and electrical systems.
Color discrimination necessary to differentiate wire and resistance color codes.
Near visual acuity and depth perception needed when working with small parts.
Hearing capability necessary to discover, analyze, and correct irregular vehicle noises.
Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and to lift heavy loads such as a tool box.