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Associate of Science in Automotive Service Technology General Service Technician
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Associate of Science in Automotive Service Technology General Service Technician

Total Credit Hours: 60-61


About Associate of Science in Automotive Service Technology General Service Technician


The Associate of Science program in Automotive Service Technology General Service Technician offers students both a comprehensive general education as well as advanced technical training in automotive systems to include: Brakes, Electrical/Electronics, Engine Performance, and Suspension & Steering. In addition, introductory training is provided in Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Manual Transmission/Transaxle, and Engine Repair.


Students enrolled in the program will receive instruction designed to prepare them to pass the four general service certification examinations administered by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Upon passage of examinations and after two years of automotive industry experience, students will receive ASE Certification in Electrical/Electronics, Engine Performance, Brakes, and Suspension and Steering.


General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement (Choose 1)

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

JA 110

Beginning Japanese

CH 110

Chamorro I

Total

20-21

Technical/Core Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AST 100

Introduction to Automotive Service

3

AST 110

Engine Repair

3

AST 120

Automatic Transmission and Transaxle

3

AST 130

Manual Drive Train and Axles

3

AST 140

Suspension and Steering

3

AST 180A

Engine Performance I

3

AST 150

Brakes

3

AST 160

Electrical/Electronic Systems

3

AST 180B

Engine Performance II

3

AST 240

Theory/Practicum: Suspension & Steering

2

AST 250

Theory/Practicum: Brakes

2

AST 260

Theory/Practicum: Engine Performance

4

AST 280

Theory/Practicum: Electrical/Electronic

5

Total

40

Program Total

60-61


Recognizing the necessity for students to succeed in the complex and rapidly changing workplace, Guam Community College offers a general education curriculum that introduces students to major areas of knowledge and methods of inquiry. All degree programs require an interdisciplinary general education component that promotes the development of intellectual skills that enable students to become effective learners and informed citizens. Critical thinking, the use of language and computation, appropriate social skills, global awareness and respect for diverse opinions are among the learning outcomes provided in the general education requirements of each program.
 
Guam Community College believes that general education provides the academic foundation necessary for students to achieve their life goals. General education is intended to offer students a breadth of quality student learning experiences, encourage their respect for cultural heritage, promote their ethical and responsible social behavior and facilitate their life-long learning.
 
The General Education program strives to foster student learning and skill development in civic engagement, critical thinking, understanding of the relationship between the individual and society, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and written communication.
 
Guam Community College believes that high quality general education opportunities for all citizens are necessary for democratic principles and practices to exist and for a sound economy to flourish. The College continually scrutinizes the general education curriculum in order to assure that all degrees and certificates granted by the College support this vision of general education and that it serves as a means to inspire hope, opportunity and responsibility in all its constituencies.
 
Requirements for General Education follow the options described below. Students declared prior to fall 2010 will follow the requirements indicated in the applicable catalog in which they first declared their major program at the College.
 

Notes on General Education requirements

Students are advised to check the requirements for their specific programs before taking General Education courses.
Courses chosen to meet the general education requirements may not be used to meet the technical requirements of a student’s specific degree program.
 
The list contains courses with pre-requisites, so students should make their choices carefully and thoughtfully. Students may consult a counselor or an academic advisor for guidance in choosing any of the course options listed.
 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs require different levels of coursework to meet General Education requirements, please review the individual programs for more information.

 

General Education Requirements

English Composition (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

EN 111

Writing for Research

Mathematics (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

Natural & Physical Sciences (4-6 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SI 101/101L

Introduction to Chemistry (3) & Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (1)

4

SI 103/103L

Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 105/105L

Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 110/110L

Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 130A/B

Anatomy & Physiology I (3) Anatomy & Physiology II (3)

6

SI 141

Applied Physics I

4

Social &Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PY 120

General Psychology

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

PY 100

Personal Adjustment

HI 121

History of World Civilization I

HI 122

History of World Civilization II

Computer Literacy (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

CS 152

Macintosh Applications

Humanities and Fine Arts (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

ASL 110

American Sign Language II

4

CH 110

Chamorro I

4

CH 111

Chamorro II

4

JA 110

Beginning Japanese I

4

JA 111

Beginning Japanese II

4

EN125

Introduction to Human Communication and Speech

3

EN 210

Introduction to Literature

3

HU 120

Pacific Cultures

3

HU 220

Guam Cultures & Legends

3

PI 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

VC 101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

TH 101

Introduction to the Theater

3

Minimum General Education Requirements

19




Upon successful completion of the AS in Automotive Service Technology program, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the purpose and proper functioning of the core components of an automotive engine.
  2. Perform a cylinder compression cranking test.
  3. Demonstrate the proper use of a digital multimeter (DMM) during diagnosis of electrical circuit problems.

AST130 Manual Drive Train & Axles I

This course introduces the student to core principles in manual drive train and axle systems, providing them with the foundational knowledge necessary for more advanced study and experiential development of skills in diagnosing and making repairs to manual drive train and axle systems.

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AST120 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle

This course covers all on-car diagnosing, adjusting, replacing, and repairing of both domestic and foreign automatic transmissions, as well as the process of rebuilding complete transmissions/transaxles.

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AST180B Engine Performance II

This second engine performance course involves diagnoses, adjustments, replacement of worn, damaged or inoperative components in the air induction, fuel delivery, electronic engine control and emission control systems.

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