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Automotive Service Technology, associate degree

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Course listing for the 2023-2024 catalog year.

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
AM 100 Intro to Automotive Systems 4
AM 161 Electrical Systems I 4
AM 162 Electrical Systems II 4
CG 209 Job Finding Skills 1
General Education: 1 course
Second Term
AM 151 Brakes 4
AM 141 Suspension and Steering 4
AM 142 Advanced Suspension, Steering and Brakes 4
General Education: 1 course
Third Term
AM 111 Engine Repair 4
AM 163 Advanced Electrical/Electronic Systems 4
AM 171 Heating & Air Conditioning Systems 4
General Education: 1 course
Fourth Term
AM 181 Engine Performance I 4
AM 182 Engine Performance II 4
AM 183 Engine Performance III 4
Automotive Service Technology Elective 4
General Education: 1 course
Fifth Term
AM 121 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle 4
AM 131 Manual Drive Train and Axles 4
AM 132 Advanced Automatic and Manual Drive Train 4
Sixth Term
AM 201 Auto Shop Lab I 4
AM 202 Auto Shop Lab II 4
AM 203 Auto Shop Lab III 4
WR 121 Composition I (WR121=WR121Z) 1, Z 4
 Total Credits93

Or any writing course for which WR 121 is a prerequisite.


This course is part of Oregon Common Course Numbering. WR 121 and WR 121Z are equivalent.

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