Western Nevada College

Technology-Automotive Mechanics

Associate of Applied Science

The Automotive Mechanics program offers students an opportunity to acquire the necessary skills and technical theory for a successful career as an automotive mechanic. Individuals who are now employed in the automotive mechanics field will be able to upgrade their knowledge. Students obtaining this associate degree will have completed courses of a very technical nature, chosen to complement each other and provide breadth and depth of diagnostic and repair skill abilities necessary to work in a service facility.

Salary: $29,990–$50,960 / year (Nevada)

Career Outlook: Average growth

Good To Know: Mechanics can be certified in as many as eight service areas. Most jobs are at repair shops and auto dealerships.

WNC Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Total Requirements: 60 Units (Credits)

Course Requirements
Program Requirements 36 Units (Credits)
AUTO 101 Introduction to General Mechanics 3
AUTO 115 Auto Electricity & Electronics I 4
AUTO 117 Advanced Auto Electronics 4
AUTO 130 Engine Reconditioning 3
AUTO 145 Automotive Brakes 4
AUTO 155 Steering & Suspension 4
AUTO 160 Auto Air Conditioning & Heating 3
AUTO 210 Automatic Transmission & Transaxles I 3
AUTO 225 Engine Performance I/Fuel & Ignition 4
AUTO 227 Engine Performance II/Emission Control 4
General Education Requirements 24 Units (Credits)
English/Communications Requirements
Recommended: BUS 107 & BUS 108; Must include a writing course
Human Relations Requirement
Recommended: BUS 110
Humanities/Social Science Requirements 3
Mathematics Requirement
Recommended: MATH 110
Science Requirement 6
U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirements 3
A list of all courses filling general education requirements for the Associate of Applied Science can be found on the Associate of Applied Science page.

Suggested Course Sequence

1st Year

First Semester: 16 Credits

Second Semester: 15 Credits

2nd Year

Third Semester: 14 Credits

Fourth Semester: 15 Credits

Mission and Outcomes

Mission: The mission of the Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Mechanics is to provide employment-related knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in automotive field.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students who complete an Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Mechanics are expected to:

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