Automotive Technology

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Associate in Applied Science
Year Established: 
Industrial Technology -

The associate degree program in Automotive Technology includes in-depth material relating to the various systems found on today’s vehicles, including electrical, fuel, ignition, power, and drivetrain. This program is designed to provide a thorough knowledge of the technical aspects of the automobile and to develop a certain amount of manual skill in servicing, testing, and diagnosing. The related courses provide a broad background qualifying the individual for employment in numerous fields allied to the automobile industry.

Laboratory classes provide students with actual experience to strengthen their understanding of the theory learned in classroom study. The laboratories are equipped with some of the latest equipment being used to service modern automobiles. Included in laboratories are representative types of engines, chassis, transmissions, rear axles, and considerable testing equipment being used today.

Career Opportunities: 

• Product Test Technician • Dynamometer Technician • Service Technician • Diagnostic Technician • Service Manager • Parts Manager


The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Board.

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612,, Learning Resource Center).  Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Siena Heights University
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • Wayne State University

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
69 (Including Options/Electives)

Required Support Courses

Complete 12 credit hours from the following courses:
CHEM 131, MATH 100, MATH 103, MATH 110, MATH 112,
MATH 175, PHYS 120, PHYS 121, PHYS 131, and/or PHYS 132.
Complete one of the following courses:

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Applied Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.