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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology, A.A.A.S.

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Academic Program Code:  922

The Automotive Technology Degree program prepares students for the fast-paced, highly-technical field of automotive diagnosis and repair.  Graduates are equipped for entry-level positions and advancement to Master Technician status.

This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) to meet the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards of quality. Graduates are awarded NATEF Automotive Service Technician (AST) certification.

Graduates are prepared for the following State of Michigan or ASE certification tests:

  • Engine Repair (A1)
  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (A2)
  • Manual Drive Train and Axles (A3)
  • Suspension and Steering (A4)
  • Brakes (A5)
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6)
  • Heating and Air Conditioning (A7)
  • Engine Performance (A8)

General Education Courses

Select a minimum of 15 credit hours of course work from the General Education Course list.  Course work must be selected as directed from the areas below.

English Composition and Communications


Select one (1) Humanities General Education Elective.

Social Sciences

Select one (1) Social Sciences General Education Elective.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Select one (1) Natural Sciences Lab/Non Lab General Education Elective or one (1) Mathematics General Education Elective.

General Education Total Credit Hours

15 (minimum)

Total Credit Hours


Program Notes

GRCC grants college credits for current Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications. For details, contact the department at (616) 234-3006 or the College Web site at www.grcc.edu.

Transfer Notes

Students intending to transfer to Automotive Management at Ferris State University should elect to take both PH 125  and MA 107 .

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