Automotive Service Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree

A.A.S. Degree - Automotive Service Technology

Program Status:

ATEP Fall Start: Enrollment is Closed
ATEP Spring Start: Enrollment is Closed
GM ASEP Fall Start: 1 Slot Remaining

Program Description

The A.A.S. Degree in Automotive Service Technology is to prepare graduates to be competent in the technical theory and application of the automobile and become immediately productive as an automotive technician. Individuals will have the opportunity for specific training and certification from various automotive manufacturers and service programs such as:
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Ford Motor Corporation
  • Independent Shops
  • Heavy-duty Truck Industry

Automotive Service Technology graduates will possess national certification, the ability to communicate and solve problems efficiently.

All A.A.S. degree students have three years to graduate using the requirements in their starting year's catalog.  If longer than three years is required for graduation, a newer catalog must be used to determine the graduation requirements.

Our programs have been NATEF master certified since 1989.

Behavioral Expectations

Work ethics and work habits as a student are observed and used by your professor/advisor to make recommendations to potential employers who recruit at Weber State University.  Students who read their syllabi, ask questions when they do not understand an assignment or a concept, are on time to class, turn in home work by the due date, are organized, motivated, etc. also make great employees; these are the students who get the best hiring recommendations from our faculty. 

The following are attributes of a successful employee as defined by our National Advisory Committee.  All Automotive Technology students are expected to behave as adults with:

  1. Integrity - Behaves with honor and dignity; does the right thing.
  2. Reliability - Sticks with it to get the job done
  3. Trustworthy and Honest - Holds self and others to highest standards
  4. Passion for Excellence Initiative - Thinks outside the box
  5. Innovation and Technical Excellence - Discovers better ideas and applies expertise
  6. Commitment to Quality - Applies a 6-Sigma mind set
  7. Courage - Fights to turn dreams into realities
  8. Community Commitment - Acts to enhance the community

Successful graduates/employees will also:

  1. Possess a valid driver's license
  2. Have a good driving record (no more than 1 moving violation if under 19 years of age)
  3. Pass a background check
  4. Pass a drug test

Assessment Requirements

Students will be required to complete certain assessment instruments as part of the overall requirements for receiving their associate's degree.  Please see the program coordinator or your advisor or your department for specific information regarding assessment.

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification Requirement

  • Automotive Service students (except Collision Repair and HD Truck) are required to take all eight automotive ASE exams (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, and A8).  
  • Collision repair students must take five ASE collision repair and refinish exams (B2, B3, B4, B5, and B6).  
  • HD Truck students are required to take all eight Medium/Heavy Duty Truck ASE exams (T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, and T8).  

See for testing information.  ASE exam fees are included in the student fees for each course.  Exams will be taken twice per year at the end of each semester.

New students will be also required to obtain certain industry certifications as part of the overall requirements for receiving their associate's degree. Certification assessments include:
  • EPA clean air act amendment of 1990 (Section 609) Air-Conditioning Certification.
  • Emissions inspection and maintenance certification where applicable.
  • Utah safety inspection certification for Utah based students.

Grade Requirements
An overall GPA of 2.00 or "C" is required to obtain this degree. 



Credit Hour Requirements

A minumum of 63 credit hours is required.



Automotive Service students should meet each semester with the program coordinator or faculty advisor for their specific option for advisement. Call 801-626-6579 for more information or to schedule an appointment. 

General Education

Refer to General Requirements for Associate of Applied Science requirements. 

The following general education courses are required for this degree: (9 credit hours)


  • Chemistry PS1010 - Introductory Chemistry (3)
  • Communications HU2110 - Interpersonal and Small Group Communications (3)
  • Sociology SS/DV1020 - Social Problems (3)

Course Requirements for A.A.S. Degree

Automotive Service Courses Required for All Options (8 credit hours)
  • AUSV 1000 Introduction to Automobile Service (3)
  • AUSV 1100 Principles of Technology I (2) or Physics PS/SI1010 - Elementary Physics (3)
  • AUSV 1300 Technical Mathematics (3) or MATH 1010 (3) or Math QL1030 or higher - Contemporary Mathematics (3)


Support Courses Required for All Options (9 credit hours)

  • English EN1010 - Introduction to Writing (3)
  • NTM TE1700 - Introduction to Microcomputer Applications (3) or parts TA,TB, and TC of the following exams or classes:
    • NTM TA1501* - Word Processing Competency Exam (0.5)
    • NTM TB1502* - Introduction to Microcomputers, Operating Systems, and Electronic Presentations Competency Exam (0.5)
    • NTM TC1503* - Spreadsheets Competency Exam (0.5)
    • NTM TA1701 - Introduction to word processing (1)
    • NTM TB1702 - Introduction to microcomputers, e-mail, operating systems, and electronic presentations (1)
    • NTM TC1703 - Introduction to spreadsheets (1)
  • PS 3203 Customer Service Techniques (3)


Elective Courses choose one of the following (3 credit hours)

  • BSAD 3000 Small Business Management (3) 
  • PS 1143 Fundamental Selling Techniques (3)
  • PS 4203 Ethical Sales and Service (3)
  • Other relevant class as approved by the program manager or department chairman (3).



Select one of the following options (see the option program coordinator for a suggested course sequence): 

Independent Shop ATEP OptionAutomotive Service Courses Required (34 credit hours) 

  • AUSV 1021 Automotive Braking Systems (3) 
  • AUSV 1022 Steering, Suspension Systems (2) 
  • AUSV 1220 Automotive Manual Drivetrain Systems (3) 
  • AUSV 1120 Automotive Engine Mechanical (3) 
  • AUSV SI1320 Automotive Electronics, Electrical (4) 
  • AUSV 2020 Engine Control Systems (3) 
  • AUSV 2120 Body Control Systems (3) 
  • AUSV 2320 Climate Control Systems (3) 
  • AUSV 2520 Automotive Automatic Transmissions (4) 
  • AUSV 2860 Cooperative Practicum (two sections of 3 credits each) (6)



General Motors ASEP Option
Automotive Service Courses Required (34 credit hours)
  • AUSV 1041 GM Braking Systems (3)
  • AUSV 1042 GM Steering, Suspension Systems (2)
  • AUSV 1140 GM Engine Mechanical (3)
  • AUSV 1240 GM Manual Drivetrain Systems (3)
  • AUSV SI1340 GM Electronics, Electrical (4)
  • AUSV 2040 GM Engine Control Systems (3)
  • AUSV 2140 GM Body Control Systems (3)
  • AUSV 2340 GM Climate Control Systems (3)
  • AUSV 2040 GM Engine Control Systems (3)
  • AUSV 2880 Cooperative Practicum (two sections of 3 credits each) (6)


 Heavy Duty Truck Option

Automotive Service Courses Required (36 credit hours)

  • AUSV 1071 Heavy Duty Truck Brakes (2)
  • AUSV 1072 Heavy Duty Truck Steering & Suspension (3)
  • AUSV 1170 Heavy Duty Truck Engines (5)
  • AUSV 1270 Heavy Duty Truck Drive Mechanism (8)
  • AUSV 1320 Specialized Electricity & Electronics (4)
  • AUSV 2170 Heavy Duty Truck Electrical Systems (3)
  • AUSV 2270 Heavy Duty Truck Engine Diagnosis (3)
  • AUSV 2370 Heavy Duty Truck Air Conditioning (2)
  • AUSV 2860 Cooperative Practicum (6)


Institutional 1-Year Certificate / FORD MLR

Automotive Service Courses Required (12 credit hours) No other courses are required.  All courses require Ford Web-based training completion.

  • AUSV 1021 Automotive Braking Systems (3)
  • AUSV 1022 Steering, Suspension Systems (2)
  • AUSV SI1320 Automotive Electronics, Electrical (4)
  • AUSV 2320 Climate Control Systems (3)


  • Refer to the current course catalog for course descriptions.  
  • The curriculum shown on this website is subject to revision and is not an academic contract. Refer to the current course catalog for specific degree requirement for the year you began the A.A.S. degree program.
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