Automotive Service (ASSET)
Prepares individuals for service and repair positions in automobile dealerships and independent garages. Courses provide successful students with the job competencies and skills required for entry-level employment. In addition to completing core, support, and General Education credits, students are required to participate in cooperative education at local automobile repair facilities.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the career opportunities in the automotive service industry.
- Develop the requisite entry-level skills and knowledge for employment in the automotive service industry.
- Demonstrate the utilization of safety hazards standards/precautions as associated with the automotive service industry, and develop and demonstrate the necessary skills to work safely in auto labs and service shop environments.
- Demonstrate the characteristics and standards of professionalism that contribute to an effective job performance in a manner that include behavior, appearance and punctuality.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills both in the written and verbal forms to communicate difficult and technical information to others, including fellow students, instructors and/or customers.
- Apply the learned theories of automotive technology to specific situations to reach conclusion resulting in the proper diagnosis and repair through the use of interpreted data, and previous experiences, and to identify root causes.
- Demonstrate the utilization of technology reflective to the task to effectively retrieve information to solve complex problems through critical analysis to ensuring adequate preparations for the advancements that take place in the automotive service industry.
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC’s General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Applied Science degrees require at least 15 credits total including at least three credit hours from each of the five areas below. For this program:
Civil Society & Culture: Complete the following:
Communication: Complete the following:
Computer Technology: Complete the following:
Critical Thinking & Information Literacy: Complete the following:
Quantitative Literacy: Complete the following:
Fulfill the Required Core Courses for this program.
Required Core Courses
Requirements are Subject to Change
The Automotive Service (ASSET) program is fully certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Board and is fully accredited in all Ford Motor Company STST credentialing areas. NATEF, 101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E., Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175. Phone: 703-669-6650, www.natef.org.
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