associate of applied science, automotive technology

Associate of Applied Science Overview

Weber State University offers one of the country’s only automotive programs where you can be actively recruited by most of the world’s major automobile manufacturers.

Our associate’s degrees in automotive service technology prepare you to be immediately productive as an automotive technician.

Associate’s Degree Options

With your Associate of Applied Science degree in automotive service technology, you will have the ability to communicate and solve problems efficiently, along with specific training and certification from automotive manufacturers and service programs.

atep program

Automotive Technical
Education Program (ATEP)

Prepares you for a career as an automotive service technician or to go on to one of WSU’s Automotive Technology bachelor’s programs. If you want to learn the latest trends in independent shop service technology and walk away as a certified expert in automotive service, this program is for you.

ATEP Details

General Motors

General Motors
ASEP Program

Prepares you to become an expert in servicing General Motors vehicles, including those made by Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC. If you have a passion for American-made cars, the General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) is for you.


General Motors ASEP Details

heavy duty truck program

Heavy Duty
Truck Program

Prepares you for a career as a diesel engine service technician or to go on for your bachelor’s degree in automotive technology. If you are self-motivated and love the challenge of working with sophisticated equipment, this program is for you.


Heavy Duty Truck Details


Note: As an associate’s degree student, you have 3 years to graduate using  the requirements in your starting year’s catalog.
If you take longer than 3 years to graduate, a newer catalog must be used to determine your graduation requirements.

General Education Requirements 

behavioral expectations


Successful graduates/employees also:

  • Are willing to travel as part of the job
  • Are willing to relocate as part of the job
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Have a good driving record
  • Pass a background check and a drug test

Behavioral Expectations

Your work ethic and work habits can help you find employment upon graduation.

Potential employers recruit directly from our programs. If you read your syllabi, ask questions when you don’t understand an assignment or concept, arrive on time to class, turn in homework by the due date and are organized and motivated, you’re more likely to get the best hiring recommendations from our faculty.

Our National Advisory Committee lists these attributes of a successful employee:

  • Integrity—behaves with honor and dignity, does the right thing
  • Reliability—sticks with it to get the job done
  • Trustworthy and honest—holds self and others to highest standards
  • Passion for excellence initiative—thinks outside the box
  • Innovation and technical excellence—discovers better ideas and applies expertise
  • Commitment to quality—applies a 6-sigma mindset
  • Courage—fights to turn dreams into realities
  • Community commitment—acts to enhance the community


You should meet with your program coordinator or faculty advisor each semester.

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Assessment and Grade Requirements

You are required to complete certain assessment instruments as part of the overall requirements for receiving your associate’s degree. Contact the program coordinator at 801-626-6579 or your advisor for your department for specific information regarding assessment.

An overall grade point average of 2.0 is required to obtain this degree.