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Automotive Course Sequences

See the classes you should take each term to complete the automotive technology certificate or degree you want to earn.

Automotive Technology Certificate & Degree Course Sequences

Getting Started

The Automotive degree and the Auto Body Repair and Automotive Machining certificates have special admission requirements and enrollment limits. The first step to entering the program is to take the college’s free placement test and meet with Chemeketa’s Advising and First Year Programs staff; to schedule an appointment call 503.399.5120. There are entry-level expectations for skill levels in reading, writing, and mathematics. Your advisor will help you develop an individualized program of study. Failure to be assessed may delay your entry into program classes.

 For admission to the program, an application is required. This is a separate step from the testing and assessment steps. Applications are available –

  • Online
  • Advising and First Year Programs
  • Admissions
  • Applied Technologies office in Building 20
  • Automotive program staff office in Building 4, Room 292

Enrollment in the Automotive program is limited –

  • There is an early deadline for applications
  • All applicants must attend the automotive technology orientation as a prerequisite for acceptance into the program
    • We recommend that you contact Chemeketa’s Advising and First Year Programs at 503.399.5120, or the Automotive Technology Program Chair at 503.399.6523 for details
  • To enroll, you must have a high school diploma or GED certificate.

Be sure to review the catalog for important information about program outcomes and other details not found in this listing.

See course descriptions for more information about your classes.

Automotive Body Repair 

General Education Requirements
CourseTitleCredit Hours
CIS101 Computing Concepts (or higher) 3
MTH052

Intro to Algebra/Geometry
(or higher)

3
PSY101  Psychology of Human Relations (or higher) 4
WR088 Introduction to Technical Writing 1 3 or
WR121  Academic Composition (or higher) 4

 

Core Requirements
CourseTitleCredit Hours
AUM168 Automotive Electrical Systems 1 5
AUM184  Automotive Materials and Resources  2
AUM280L Cooperative Work Experience 12
AUM280C Cooperative Work Experience 3
WLD197  Welding  2 or
WLD161 Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) 3


Select a minimum of 15 credit hours.

Electives
CourseTitleCredit Hours
AUM151 Basic Automotive Engines 5
AUM157 Automotive Brake Systems 6
AUM158 Automotive Steering and Suspension 5
AUM286 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 5

Automotive Entry Level Technician Certificate

General Education Requirements
CourseTitleCredit Hours
MTH052 Intro to Algebra/Geometry (or higher) 3
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations (or higher) 4
WR088 Introduction to Technical Writing 1 3

 

Core Requirements
CourseTitleCredit Hours
AUM159 Automotive Chassis Systems 5
AUM168 Automotive Electrical Systems 1 5
AUM286 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 5

Automotive Machining Certificate

General Education Requirements
CourseTitleCredit Hours
CIS101 Computing Concepts (or higher) 3
MTH052 Intro to Algebra/Geometry (or higher) 3
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations (or higher) 4
WR088 Introduction to Technical Writing 1 3 or
WR121 Academic Composition+ (or higher) 4

 

Core Requirements
CourseTitleCredit Hours
AUM151 Basic Automotive Engines 5
AUM184 Automotive Materials and Resources 2
AUM185A Automotive Machining Fundamentals 3
AUM186A Automotive Lathe Fundamentals 3
AUM187A Automotive Milling Machine Processes 3
AUM280L Cooperative Work Experience 12
AUM188 Auto Machine Shop-Upper Engine 3
AUM189 Auto Machine Shop-Lower Engine 3
AUM253 Automotive Engines 2 4
WLD177 Welding Processes 4

Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 AUM151 Basic Automotive Engine 5
  AUM157 Automotive Brake Systems 6 or
  AUM159 Automotive Chassis Systems 5
  AUM184 Automotive Materials and Resources 2
  MTH052 Intro to Algebra/Geometry (or higher) 3
  PH060 Applied Physical Science (or higher) 3
2 AUM152  Automotive Machine Shop. 4
  AUM158 Automotive Steering and Suspension 5
  AUM168 Automotive Electrical Systems 1 5
3 AUM161 Manual Drive Trains and Axles 1 5
  AUM176  Automotive Electrical Systems 2 5
  CIS101 Computing Concepts (or higher) 3
  PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations+ (or higher) 4
  WR088 Introduction to Technical Writing 1 3 or
  WR121  Academic Composition+ (or higher) 4
4 AUM262  Manual Drive Trains and Axles 2 4
  AUM263 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 1 5
  AUM266 Engine Performance 1 5
  AUM277 Electronic Vehicle Controls 1 5
5 AUM267  Engine Performance 2 5
  AUM282 Electronic Vehicle Controls 2 5
  AUM286 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 5
  WR089 Introduction to Technical Writing 2 3 or
  WR122 

Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition (or higher)

4
6 AUM253 Automotive Engines 2 2 or
  AUM280D Cooperative Work Experience  4
  AUM280D Cooperative Work Experience 4
  AUM273 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 2 4 or
  AUM281 Engine Performance 3 5
  WLD197 Welding 2 or
  WLD177 Welding Processes 4