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Automotive Technology Degree

Associate in Science Degree
To receive an Associate in Science degree from El Camino College Compton Educational Center, a student must complete at least 60 units in degree applicable college courses which must include general education requirements and course work in an approved transfer major or associate degree program. Course work toward the degree must be completed with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher. A minimum of 12 of the required 60 degree applicable units must be successfully completed at El Camino College Compton Educational Center. A notation of "Graduation with Honors" is earned with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students must file an intent to graduate in the evaluations area located in the Admissions Office by the deadline date published in the schedule of classes.


Major Requirements:

Complete a minimum of 8 units from:

Automotive Technology 22A Introduction to Tune-Up, Electrical and Fuel Systems  (8 units)
Automotive Technology 23 Major Tune-Up and Emission Controls  (4 units)
Automotive Technology 24 Fuel Systems and Emissions  (4 units)

Complete a minimum of 8 units from:
Automotive Technology 22B Advanced Tune-Up, Electrical and Fuel Systems          (8 units)
Automotive Technology 25 Automotive Electrical Systems  (4 units)
Automotive Technology 26 Automotive Testing and Diagnosis  (4 units)

Complete a minimum of 8 units from:

Automotive Technology 33 Transmission, Drive Train and Drive Axles             (8 units)
Automotive Technology 34 Automatic Transmissions  (4 units)
Automotive Technology 35 Manual Transmission, Drive Train and Drive Axles  (4 units)

Complete a minimum of 8 units from:

Automotive Technology 11 Brakes, Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment       (8 units)
Automotive Technology 14 Brakes  (4 units)
Automotive Technology 16 Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment  (4 units)

One course from:

 Automotive Technology 41 Engine Rebuilding                                                      (8 units)
 Automotive Technology 42 Engine Repair  (8 units)
 Automotive Technology 43 Introduction to Engine Repair  (4 units)
 Automotive Technology 45 Automotive Machining  (4 units)

Recommended electives:

 Machine Tool Technology 101abcd Introduction to Conventional and CNC Machining  (4 units)
 Technical Mathematics 1 Technical Mathematics for Vocational Students                        (3 units)
 Welding 15ab (Can be taken up to 2 times) Basic Welding for Allied Fields  (3 units)

Total Units: 36-40

Courses not available at the Compton Center may have to be taken at the Torrance campus.
Description of courses can be found in the class schedule/catalog.
For more information, contact Shanta Pittman (310) 900-1600 x 2779.


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