The automotive mechanics associate of applied science (AAS) program covers all aspects of Level 1 and 2 certificates. It prepares students for employment in the areas of computerized engine controls, air conditioning, transmissions, alignments, brakes, control systems diagnostics and engine service.
ASE certification is possible for automotive service excellence/master automobile technician. ASE accepts the two-year HCC auto program as one year of work experience.
The associate of applied science program also includes courses that provide a foundation for business and communication skills.
According to automotive technology instructor Jim Palmer, “When a student finishes the program they will have a basic understanding of a car from bumper to bumper, and walk into any shop very employable.”