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Students and Faculty working under liftThe local automotive repair industry is looking for bright, well-trained individuals that are willing to work hard and upgrade their skills regularly. Although beginning salaries are comparable to other technical careers, experienced auto technicians can earn $40,000 to $60,000 per year. Some top notch technicians earn even more!

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Power Technology O.E. with an emphasis in Automotive

Occupational endorsements are programs of study designed to give students intensive training in a specific occupational field.

Typically an occupational endorsement is less than 30 credits, and is not an eligible program for financial aid.

Auto Emphasis Requirements
(2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours23
AUTOS102Introduction to Automotive Technology3
AUTOS121Basic Electrical Systems3
AUTOS122Engine Performance I3
AUTOS131Auto Electrical II3
AUTOS152Brake Systems4
AUTOS160Manual Drive Train and Axles3
AUTOS162Suspension and Alignment4

Automotive Technology Certificate

Certificates are programs of study designed to prepare students to secure entry-level employment in their chosen field.

Typically a certificate is 30 credits (one year).

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours33
General Requirements10
Written Communication Skills
ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3
Oral Communication Skills
Select one from the following (3 credits)
COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communications*3
COMMS235Small Group Communication & Team Building*3
COMMS237Interpersonal Communication*3
COMMS241Public Speaking*3
*Grade of C or better
Computational Skills
MATHS105Intermediate Algebra (or higher)4
Program Requirements23
AUTOS102Introduction to Automotive Technology3
AUTOS121Auto Electrical I3
AUTOS122Engine Performance I3
AUTOS131Auto Electrical II3
AUTOS152Brake Systems4
AUTOS160Manual Drive Train and Axles3
AUTOS162Suspension and Alignment4

Associate of Applied Science: Power Technology with an emphasis in Automotive

Associate degree programs are areas of study designed to prepare students academically for admission to a bachelor degree program.

Typically an associate degree program is 60 credits (two years).

Automotive Emphasis

This degree is a vocational training program for men and women interested in securing employment in automotive technician positions. Graduation can lead to employment in automobile dealerships, fleet service operations, national chain automotive service stores, franchise repair shops, and independent repair shops. Students expecting to gain employment in this industry will need a valid driver's license with a good driving record, and a personal tool box meeting industry standards (contact department for details).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students will be admitted to the Automotive Emphasis program when they have met all UAS admissions requirements in addition to the following requirements:

  1. Submission of a resume of work experiences and a letter stating why the individual wants to become an automotive technician.
  2. Completion of a pre-admission interview.

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 CATALOG)

Minimum Credit Hours64
Major Requirements48
AUTOS102Introduction to Automotive Technology3
AUTOS121Auto Electrical I3
AUTOS122Engine Performance I3
AUTOS131Auto Electrical II3
AUTOS140Auto Engine Repair3
AUTOS152Brake Systems4
AUTOS160Manual Drive Train and Axles3
AUTOS162Suspension and Alignment4
AUTOS194Auto Practicum I (1-6 credits variable)*6
AUTOS202Fuel and Emission Systems4
AUTOS223Light Vehicle Diesel Engines3
AUTOS225Auto Heating and A/C3
AUTOS227Auto Electrical III3
AUTOS260Electronic & Automatic Transmissions3
*6 credit needed to graduate

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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AUTO Classes: Fall - 2014


Introduction to all components on an automobile. Includes career information for the automotive industry, shop safety, hand tools, fasteners, and basic automotive service.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79750J01Daniel Hildebrand
TEC216
Monday
6:00p - 10:00p
9/2 - 12/13
TEC105
Monday
6:00p - 10:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $597 (additional charges may apply)

Covers history and origins of electrical theory through the generation of electricity. Includes diagnosis, minor repair and general service of alternators, starters and batteries.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79752J01Ray Kaiser
TEC105
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 10:00p
9/2 - 10/16
TEC216
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 10:00p
9/2 - 10/16

Tuition and fees: $597 (additional charges may apply)

General engine diagnosis and engine-related service.

Prerequisite: AUTO/DESL S121 or concurrent enrollment.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79801J01
TEC105
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 10:00p
10/21 - 12/13
TEC216
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 10:00p
10/21 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $597 (additional charges may apply)

Modern automotive suspension, alignment, and steering theory. Laboratory emphasis on inspection, service, and adjustments, including four wheel alignment.

Prerequisite: AUTO/DESL S121 or concurrent erollment.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79803J01Dean Baker
TEC216
Wednesday
6:00p - 8:00p
9/2 - 12/13
TEC105
Saturday
9:00a - 1:00p
9/6 - 12/6

Tuition and fees: $776 (additional charges may apply)

AUTO 194
1 - 6 CR

Provides supervised workplace experience in selected industry settings. Integrates knowledge and practice to achieve basic level competencies. Requires a valid Alaska driver's license and a personal tool box meeting industry standards. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79753J01
ARR
9/2 - 12/13

Available for 1 to 6 credits, to be determined at time of registration. Prerequisite: Advisor approval is required to register.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $179; (additional charges may apply)

Laboratory course in automotive repair and maintenance. Students are required to develop a personal study based on the task list for the eight (8) ASE repair areas. Power Technology students are encouraged to take this course. Student projects are limited to component repair and running vehicles with current registration. Pass/Fail grading. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: AUTO S102.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79754J01Ragan Burns
TEC105
Friday
5:30p - 11:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $687 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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