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Automotive Technology, A.S.

Requirements

Five options are available: a One-Year Certificate, a Two-Year Diploma, an Associated in applied Science Degree, an Associate in Science, and the Bachelor of Science in Technology Management degree.

Total Program Credits: 60

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology  (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning  (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra  (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra  (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries  (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Complete one of the following:  3
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness  (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 16 Credits
  Choose from AUT or related 1000 level or higher courses 16
Elective Requirements: 9 Credits
  Choose electives from 1000 level or higher courses 9

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours--minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Fine Arts  3
Auto Core  3
Auto Core  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
Social Science  3
Auto Core  3
ENGL 2010  Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
Elective Requirement  3
Biology  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Auto Core  3
Elective Requirement  3
Physical Science  3
Humanities  3
Physical Education  2
Auto Core  1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Auto Core  3
Biology or Physical Science  3
American Institutions  3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Elective Requirement  3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 60

Department

Name:

Automotive Technology

Location:

SA 325

Telephone:

801-863-8349

Email:

daviska@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/auto

Chair:

Don Wilson

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the UVU Automotive Department is to conduct academic and applied teaching. The training programs provide qualified employees for entry level positions in all categories of the Automotive, Collision / Refinish, and Diesel repair technology industries. These programs will afford students the opportunity to attain a one, two, and/or four-year degree at the completion of their training. The training provided will have an emphasis on basic skills and principles which will allow participants to adapt to new and ever changing technologies. Current and foreseeable technology will be utilized in presenting and practicing basic performance skills.

 
 

College of Technology & Computing

  • Administrative Support: Katreena Davis
  • Office: SA 325
  • Telephone: 801-863-8349
  • Email:  daviska@uvu.edu

  • Advisor:
    Carrie Peterson
  • Office: CS 635
  • Telephone: 801-863-7454
  • Email:  petersca@uvu.edu

  • Dean:
    TBA
  • Office: CS 720
  • Telephone: 801-863-8237
 
 

Automotive Technology

  • Program Coordinator: Paul Bean
  • Office: SA 320
  • Telephone: 801-863-8243
  • Email:  Paul.Bean@uvu.edu


Advisory Committee:

Dave Johnson, DJ Auto; Dustin Sweeten, Powerhouse Motorsports; Lenny Hall, Midas; Chet Milburn, O’Reilly;LLC;; Mike Powell, Torque Shop; Matt Wiest, LH Miller Ford; Tim Peterson, LH Miller Ford, Jeff Smith, Utah County Health; Saul Mantano, Community Member.

 
 

Collision Repair Technology

  • Program Coordinator: Terrance Orr
  • Office: SA
  • Telephone: 801-863-8268 or 801-863-8349
  • Email: orrte@uvu.edu


Advisory Committee:

Garth Dixon, Geico; Brandon Naef, Service King; Rich Walker, ABRA Autobody & Glass; Greg Peters, ABRA Autobody & Glass; Don Edmunds, Bear River Mutual Insurance; Jason Proctor, ABRA Autobody & Glass; Brian Nichols, Casacade Collision; Travis Olson, Transstar Autobody Technologies; Chuck Wyland, ABRA Autobody & Glass; Ed Pearler, Geico; Kyle Long, Geico.

 
 

Diesel Mechanics Technology

  • Program Coordinator: TBA
  • Office: SA 317c
  • Telephone: 801-863-8251 or 801-863-8349
  • Email: 


Advisory Committee:

Terry Smith, Utah Trucking Association; Dave Anderson, Geneva Rock; Mike Hanyon, Extreme Diesel; Mark Hadley, Jackson Group Peterbilt; Casey Muhlstein, Burningham Trucking; Trent Jennings Eckles Paving; Aaron Gates, Granite Construction; Jason Vriens; Vriens Truck Parts.

 
 

Faculty

Paul Bean(1997)

Associate Professor

Department: Automotive Technology
Faculty



B.S., Industrial Education, Brigham Young University; M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Kelvyn Blackhurst(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Automotive Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Diesel and Heavy Duty Mechanics, Utah Valley State College.

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Cris Boggess(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Automotive Technology
Faculty



Certificate, Auto Body Repair, Utah Technical College at Salt Lake.

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Dean Bohl(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Automotive Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Diesel Equipment Technology, Utah Valley State College.

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Matthew Hasara(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Automotive Technology
Faculty



B.S., Resource Management, Brigham Young University.

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Jeff Holm(2016)

Presidential Faculty in Residence

Department: Automotive Technology
Faculty



 

Todd Low(1990)

Professor

Department: Automotive Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Utah Technical College; A.S., Automotive, Utah Valley Community College; B.S., Industrial Education, Brigham Young University; M.S., Utah State University.

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Thomas Moore(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Automotive Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Technology & Engineering, Brigham Young University.

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Terrance Orr(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Automotive Technology
Faculty



B.S., Technology Management, Utah Valley State College; M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Zachery Taylor(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Automotive Technology
Faculty



B.S., Technology Teaching Education, Brigham Young University; B.S., Technology Management, Utah Valley University.

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Kent Walker(2007)

Assistant Professor

Department: Automotive Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Auto/Diesel, Utah Technical College; B.S., Business, Brigham Young University; M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Don Wilson(1995)

Associate Professor

Department: Automotive Technology
Department Chair, Faculty



A.A.S., Collision Repair Technology, B.S., Technology Management, Utah Valley State College; M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Careers

Careers:  
Recognizing that a successful career in automotive technology involves much more than mechanical ability to replace parts, Utah Valley University has designed this curriculum for the individual who has ability and aptitude to become a skilled automotive technician.  Opportunities are available in: general automotive repair, steering/suspension and alignment, tune-up, cooling system and air conditioning brakes, engine rebuilding, automatic and manual transmissions, computerized electronic ignition and fuel injection, and emission controls.  Training for service advisors, shop foreman, and shop managers is also provided. 

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