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Automotive Technician

AutoTech Degree

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Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

If you are interested in a professional automotive technology program, head to Hocking College. This new program offers students in-classroom and hands-on experiences in the fundamental and practical aspects of automotive service technology. 


As a student AutoTech, you’ll gain hands-on experience through coursework and industry participation. You'll learn the fundamentals of automotive technology as well as the management skills of the industry, leading you on a successful career path.

Key benefits of choosing the Hocking College AutoTech program include:

  • Learn from experienced automotive instructors
  • Train in a modern automotive repair space
  • Complete practicums relevant to the course work
  • Engage in community involvement 
  • Travel across the country for professional development opportunities
  • Students are guaranteed paid-internship opportunities working with our strong industry partners


    Outcomes from the AutoTech Program at Hocking College

IMG_20170406_150330909.jpgThe following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology:
  • Operate fundamental tools equipment and resources related to basic Automotive Service in a safe and prescribed manner.
  • Research, communicate diagnosis/estimate, document, and bill for completed service procedures utilizing appropriate technology.
  • Evaluate costumer concerns and diagnose possible system or component malfunctions.
  • Inspect, Diagnose, Repair/Replace and/or Rebuild automotive suspension, brake, drivetrain, HVAC, emission, power-plant, and engine control systems.
  • Determine the correct procedure for the repair and then correctly perform the procedure.
  • Apply good customer relations skills in all interactions with customers.
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Hocking College

 2018 - 2019 Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology

Total Credit Hours:
62.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$4,526..00

Class Hours: 49.0
Lab Hours: 32.0

Total Credit Hours:
62.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$4,526.00

Class Hours: 48.0
Lab Hours: 34.0

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  GS 1100 Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  OAT 1115 Computer Applications for Industry 0.00 3.00 1.00 $45.00
  MATH 1103 Applied Math 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
  AUTO 1100 Automotive Electricity 4.00 2.00 5.00 $251.00
  AUTO 1101 Automotive Service Orientation 2.00 2.00 3.00 $1,400.00
    Totals 9.00 9.00 13.00 $1,958.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  BUS 1100 Small Business Management 3.00 0.00 3.00 $92.00
  AUTO 1104 Automotive Drive Systems 4.00 2.00 5.00 $251.00
  AUTO 2018 Automotive Steering Suspension & Brake 4.00 2.00 5.00 $400.00
  ENGL 1510 English Composition 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
    Totals 15.00 4.00 17.00 $793.00

  COURSE NO. SUMMER SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  AUTO 2296 Automotive Practicum 1.00 7.00 2.00 $251.00
    Totals 1.00 7.00 2.00 $251.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  COMM 1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  AUTO 1102  Internal Combustion Engine 2.00 2.00  3.00  $251.00
  PHYS 1202 Physics: Heat, Light, & Sound 3.00 2.00 4.00 $110.00
  AUTO 2101 Advanced/Hybrid Drive Systems 2.00 2.00 3.00 $251.00
  AUTO 2102 Introduction to Automotive Diagnostics 3.00 2.00 4.00 $251.00
    Totals 13.00 8.00 16.00 $903.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ENGL 1104 Job Search Techniques 1.00 0.00 1.00 $15.00
  AUTO 2220 Automotive Capstone 4.00 2.00 5.00 $251.00
  PSCY 1120 Organizational Behavior  3.00 0.00 3.00  $15.00
  AUTO 2202 Advanced Diagnostics 3.00 2.00 4.00 $340.00
    Totals 11.00 4.00 13.00 $621.00
FIRST SEMESTER
Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 11.00 Cost: $2,209.00

SECOND SEMESTER
Course Hours: 14.00 Lab Hours: 6.00 Cost: $793.00

SUMMER SEMESTER
Course Hours: 1.00 Lab Hours: 7.00 Cost: $251.00

THIRD SEMESTER
Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 6.00 Cost: $652.00

FOURTH SEMESTER
Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 4.00 Cost: $621.00

Additional Resources

A Career as an Automotive Technician gives you a fast track to a promising future.

354109-23113-20The demand for automotive technicians continues to increase.

Advancements in the automotive industry have created a demand for technicians trained to troubleshoot, repair, maintain and test today’s high tech automobiles.

Hocking College’s Automotive Technology program trains students in conventional and more advanced vehicular service techniques.

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The program prepares students for an entry-level position in service and repair by offering in-classroom and hands-on training in the fundamental and practical aspects of automotive service technology.


Interested in becoming an automotive technician? Download our e-book for everything you need to know about this growing field.

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Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology:

  • Operate fundamental tools equipment and resources related to basic Automotive Service in a safe and prescribed manner.
  • Research, communicate diagnosis/estimate, document, and bill for completed service procedures utilizing appropriate technology.
  • Evaluate costumer concerns and diagnose possible system or component malfunctions.
  • Inspect, Diagnose, Repair/Replace and/or Rebuild automotive suspension, brake, drivetrain, HVAC, emission, power-plant, and engine control systems.
  • Determine the correct procedure for the repair and then correctly perform the procedure.
  • Apply good customer relations skills in all interactions with customers.

New academic programs and curriculums being re-designed based on industry needs will have outcome data available after one complete graduation cycle.

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