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Automotive Technology, Diploma

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: 56

Discipline Core Requirements: 56 Credits
  AUT 1110 Brake Systems 2
  AUT 111L Brake Systems Lab 1
  AUT 1120 Manual Power Trains 2
  AUT 112L Manual Power Trains Lab 1
  AUT 1130 Engine Repair 2
  AUT 113L Engine Repair Lab 1
  AUT 1160 Automotive Electrical Systems 2
  AUT 116L Automotive Electrical Systems Lab 1
  AUT 1170 Engine Electrical Systems 2
  AUT 117L Engine Electrical Systems Lab 1
  AUT 1210 Suspension and Steering Systems 2
  AUT 121L Suspension and Steering Systems Lab 1
  AUT 1220 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 2
  AUT 122L Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles Lab 1
  AUT 1230 Engine Performance 2
  AUT 123L Engine Performance Lab 1
  AUT 2110 Advanced Steering Suspension and Alignment 2
  AUT 2120 Advanced Engine Performance 2
  AUT 2130 Advanced Emission Control Systems 2
  AUT 2140 Chassis Electrical and Electronics Systems 2
  AUT 2210 Advanced Braking and Control Systems 2
  AUT 2220 Automatic Transmissions and Electronic Controls 2
  AUT 2240 Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Theory 2
  AUT 2250 Electronic Fuel Management Systems  (2.0)  
or AUT 2350 Electronic Diesel Fuel Management Systems 2
  MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication 3
  Any approved Behavioral Science, Social, or Political Science Distribution Course  2
  AUT 1260 Tech Math for Mechanics 3
Complete 8 credits from the following:  8
  AUT 201L Automotive Service Practicum Engine Performance and Steering Suspension  (2.0) 
  AUT 202L Automotive Service Practicum Emission Controls and Chassis Electronics  (2.0)  
  AUT 203L Automotive Service Practicum Brake Systems and Transmission Controls  (2.0)  
  AUT 204L Automotive Service Practicum Fuel Management Systems and HVACR  (2.0)  
  AUT 281R Cooperative Work Experience  (1.0)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 56 semester hours.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Completion of 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
AUT 1110 Brake Systems 2
AUT 111L Brake Systems Lab 1
AUT 1120 Manual Power Trains 2
AUT 112L Manual Power Trains Lab 1
AUT 1130 Engine Repair 2
AUT 113L Engine Repair Lab 1
AUT 1160 Automotive Electrical Systems  2
AUT 116L Automotive Electrical Systems Lab 1
AUT 1260 or MAT 1010 Quantitative Literacy 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
AUT 1170 Engine Electrical Systems 2
AUT 117L Engine Electrical Systems Lab 1
AUT 1210 Suspension and Steering Systems 2
AUT 121L Suspension and Steering Systems Lab 1
AUT 1220 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 2
AUT 122L Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles Lab 1
AUT 1230 Engine Performance 2
AUT 123L Engine Performance Lab 1
MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication 3
Social Science   2
  Semester total: 17
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
AUT 2110 Advanced Steering Suspension and Alignment 2
AUT 2120 Advanced Engine Performance 2
AUT 201L Automotive Service Practicum Engine Performance and Steering Suspension 2
AUT 2130 Advanced Emission Control Systems 2
AUT 2140 Chassis Electrical and Electronics Systems 2
AUT 202L Automotive Service Practicum Emission Controls and Chassis Electronics 2
  Semester total: 12
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
AUT 2210 Advanced Braking and Control Systems 2
AUT 2220 Automatic Transmissions and Electronic Controls 2
AUT 203L Automotive Service Practicum Brake Systems and Transmission Controls 2
AUT 2240 Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Theory 2
AUT 2250 Electronic Fuel Management Systems 2
AUT 204L Automotive Service Practicum Fuel Management Systems and HVACR 2
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 56

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; Mel Fergerson, LKQ; Dustin Sweeten, Powerhouse Motorsports; Lenny Hall, Midas; Chet Milburn, O’Reilly; Eric Patten, EP Auto; Rory Henrie, Accelerated Services, LLC;; Mike Powell, Torque Shop;  Saul Mantano, Community Member.

 
 

Collision Repair Technology

  • Program Coordinator: Terrance Orr
  • Office: SA
  • Telephone: 801-863-6335 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; Angela Warner, Larry Miller Ford; Casey Muhlstein, Burningham Trucking.

 
 

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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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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