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2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog

Automotive Technology, AAS

Location(s): Scottsbluff

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Upon completion of the Automotive Technology program, the student possesses the skills and knowledge required for employment in the automotive industry. The curriculum includes information on vehicles from a variety of manufacturers, both foreign and domestic.

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe, clean work habits, attitudes, and proficiencies required in automotive maintenance, problem diagnosis, repair, function/appearance restoration, or paint and refinishing.
  • Demonstrate a professional work ethic and cooperative attitude necessary for successful employment in a service industry.
  • Perform repairs under conditions similar to those found in the automotive industry.
  • Work effectively with others to accomplish tasks requiring collaboration or teamwork to complete the job.
  • Research shop manuals and Internet sites for correct repair procedures or specifications and write a descriptive work order upon completion of repairs.
  • Identify, select, and utilize correct tools, workshop techniques, and equipment to accomplish complete projects commonly found in the automotive industry.
  • Apply individual and clustered skill sets listed in the competency task lists relating to various aspects of automotive industry maintenance and repair.

Associate of Applied Science

AAS.4706D (64-66 credits)

For the Associate of Applied Science in automotive technology, students will complete 64-66 credits, which includes a minimum of 15 general education requirements.


• Students may enroll in an internship after maintaining a 3.0 GPA in 12 or more credits of coursework in automotive technology.

Program Requirements

AAS General Education Core: 15-17 Credits

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  • Written Communication Credits: 3 *
  • Oral Communication Credits: 3
  • Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 3-4 *
  • Social or Lab Science Credits: 3-4
  • Personal Development Credits: 3

*Written Communication and Quantitative Reasoning course selections are dependent on writing and math proficiency based on assessment. Students should consult with their academic advisor about specific general education courses required.

Core Program Requirements: 49 Credits

Total AAS Requirements: 64-66 Credits

Recommended Plan of Study

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Semester Credits: 19

3rd Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15-17

4th Semester

Total Semester Credits: 14

Total AAS Credits: 64-66

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