Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology Program provides the fundamental knowledge, skills, and training needed for entry-level employment or career advancement. Students are trained in advanced brake, electrical and fuel systems, electronic automatic transmission drive trains and alternative fuel vehicles. The program’s emphasis in electronics and computerization prepares students for the changing demands of the automotive industry. Internships with employers are available and, upon completion of the two-year program, students earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

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Program Outcomes

  • Diagnose, service and repair automotive electrical systems.
  • Diagnose, service and repair automotive performance and driveability systems.
  • Diagnose, service and repair disc brakes, drum brakes and anti-lock braking systems.
  • Diagnose, service and repair suspension and steering systems.
  • Diagnose, service and repair heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Diagnose, service and repair engines.
  • Diagnose, service and repair automatic transmissions and transaxles.
  • Diagnose, service and repair manual drive trains and axles.

Required Courses

First Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits
AMT-100 Orientation & Safety 1
AMT-101 Brakes 1 3
AMT-102 Suspension & Steering I 3
AMT-103 Electrical 1 3
AMT-104 Engine Performance 1 3
SS-102 Tech Connect 0
TOTAL

Second Semester

Third Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits
AMT-200 Advanced Electricity 3
AMT-210 Advanced Automotive Computer Systems 3
AMT-202 Advanced Fuels 3
AMT-211 Advanced Fuel Management Systems 3
TOTAL

Fourth Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits
AMT-203 Electronic Automatic Transmission 3
AMT-206 Advanced Electronics & Networks 4
AMT-207 Light Duty Diesel Systems 4
AMT-208 Alternative FuelsOR 3
AMT-209 Internship 3
TOTAL

General Education Course Requirements

Course Code Course Name Credits
COM-103 English Composition I T▸ 3
COM-105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication T▸ 3
CIS-100 Computer Applications T▸ 3
MA-102 Essential Math T▸OR 3
MA-110 Intermediate AlgebraOR 3
MA-111 College Algebra T▸ 3
SS-100 General Psychology T▸ 3
TOTAL
Total Required Hours

T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.

Transfer Options

This program offers a seamless transition to Fort Hays State University for the following degrees:
Business & Industry Concentration (B.S.)
Career & Technical Education Concentration (B.S.)

This Program is available in Beloit
and Hays

Department Chair

Beloit: Robert Gibbens

Hays: Richard Cox

Program Instructors

Ryan Cairns
Brett Pfannenstiel
Mark MacConnell