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Automotive Power Sports, A.A.S.

Requirements

The AAS in Automotive Power Sports is designed to train technicians in the field of maintenance and repair of personal transportation craft and multi person transportation vehicles that are currently outside the realm of automotive. The degree includes: on road alternative vehicles (side by sides), personal watercraft, All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV), snow machines, lawn and garden systems, and motorcycle technology. Graduates will gain an in-depth understanding of alternative transportation vehicles utilizing hands-on, performance based training.

 A sales and service business skills course will also aid students to acclimate from school training to a live repair facility. Students will receive training in four-stroke and two-stroke engines, continuous variable transmissions (CVT), suspension and braking systems, composite repairs, and small engine electronic systems.

Total Program Credits: 63

General Education Requirements: 17 Credits
  AUT 1260 Tech Math for Mechanics 3
or MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra (4.0)  
  MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication 3
or ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (3.0)  
  Any approved Humanities, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language Distribution Course  3
  Any approved Behavioral Science, Social, or Political Science Distribution Course  3
  Any approved Biology or Physical Science Distribution Course  3
  Any approved Physical Education, Health, Safety, or Environment Course  2
Discipline Core Requirements: 46 Credits
  AUT 1110 Brake Systems 2
  AUT 111L Brake Systems 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
  CRT 2400 Plastic Paintless Dent Repair 2
  CRT 240L Plastic Paintless Dent Repair 1
  CRT 1230 Welding and Cutting 2
  CRT 123L Welding and Cutting Lab 1
  PST 1110 Two Stroke Engine Systems 2
  PST 1115 Two Stroke Engine Systems Lab 1
  PST 1210 Four Stroke Small Engine Systems 2
  PST 1215 Four Stroke Small Engine Systems Lab 1
  PST 1120 Constant Velocity Transmissions and Drive Systems 2
  PST 1125 Constant Velocity Transmissions and Drive Systems Lab 1
  PST 2110 Snowmobile Systems 2
  PST 2115 Snowmobile Systems Lab  1
  PST 2120 ATV and UTV Systems 2
  PST 2125 ATV and UTV Systems Lab  1
  PST 2130 Small Motorcycles and Scooters  2
  PST 2135 Small Motorcycles and Scooters Lab  1
  PST 2230 Street and Sport Motorcycles  2
  PST 2235 Street and Sport Motorcycle Lab  1
  PST 2240 Outdoor Power Equipment  2
  PST 2245  Outdoor Power Equipment Systems Lab  1
  PST 2250 Personal Watercraft 2
  PST 2255 Personal Watercraft Systems Lab 1
  AUT 285R Cooperative Correlated Class 1 1

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 63 semester credits
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours--minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements
Footnote:
1 Cooperative Education courses may be used in place of some of the laboratory or shop classes for completion of AAS requirements. Approval of the program coordinator must be secured before class enrollment.

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 1160 Automotive Electrical Systems  2
AUT 116L Automotive Electrical Systems Lab 1
PST 1110 Two Stroke Engine Systems 2
PST 1115 Two Stroke Engine Systems Lab 1
CRT 1230 Welding and Cutting 2
CRT 123L Welding and Cutting Lab 1
PST 1210 Four Stroke Small Engine Systems 2
PST 1215 Four Stroke Small Engine Systems lAB 1
AUT 1260 or MAT 1010 Quantitative Literacy 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
PST 1120 Constant Velocity Transmissions and Drive Systems 2
PST 1125 Constant Velocity Transmissions and Drive Systems lAB 1
AUT 1170 Engine Electrical Systems 2
AUT 117L Engine Electrical Systems Lab 1
AUT 1110 Brake Systems 2
AUT 111L Brake Systems Lab 1
AUT 1210 Suspension and Steering Systems 2
AUT 121L Suspension and Steering Systems Lab 1
MKTG 2200 or ENGL 1010 Written Business Communication or English 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PST 2110 Snowmobile Systems 2
PST 2115 Snowmobile Systems Lab 1
PST 2120 ATV and UTV Systems 2
PST 2125 ATV and UTV Systems Lab 1
PST 2130 Small Motorcycles and Scooters 2
PST 2135 Small Motorcycles and Scooters Lab 1
PST 2230 Street and Sport Motorcycles 2
PST 2235 Street and Sport Motorcycle Lab 1
  Any approved Behavioral / Social / Political Science Gen Ed 3
  Any approved Humanities / Fine Arts / Foreign Language Gen Ed 3
  Semester total: 18
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PST 2240 Outdoor Power Equipment 2
PST 2245 Outdoor Power Equipment Systems Lab 1
CRT 2400 Plastic Paintless Dent Repair 2
CRT 240L Plastic PaintLess Dent Repair Lab 1
PST 2250 Personal Watercraft 2
PST 2255 Personal Watercraft Lab 1
AUT 285R Cooperative Correlated Class 1
  Any approved Physical / Health / Safety Gen Ed 2
  Any approved biology / Physical Science Gen Ed 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 63

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
 
 

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;; Chet Milburn, Factory Motorparts; Mike Powell, Torque Shop; Tim Urry, LH Miller Ford, Jeff Smith, Utah County Health; Stephen Ilmburgers, Larry Miller Dodge; Saul Mantano, Community Member.

 
 

Collision Repair Technology

  • Program Coordinator: Terrance Orr
  • Office: SA 326a
  • 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; Travis Olson, Transstar Autobody Technologies; Chuck Wyland, ABRA Autobody & Glass; Brian Nichols, Casacade Collision; Ed Pearler, Geico; Kyle Long, Geico; Cory Giles, Kent Industries

 
 

Diesel Mechanics Technology

  • Program Coordinator: Kelvyn Blackhurst
  • Office: SA 319a
  • Telephone: 801-863-8240 or 801-863-8349
  • Email:  blackhke@uvu.edu


Advisory Committee:

Terry Smith, Utah Trucking Association;; Mike Hanyon, Extreme Diesel; Casey Muhlstein, Muhlstein Diesel Repair; Dave Anderson, Geneva Rock; Mark Hadley, Jackson Group Peterbilt; Angela Warner, Larry Miller Ford.

 
 

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



AAS, Collision Repair Technology, Utah Valley University

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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)

Associate Professor

Department: Automotive Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Utah Technical College; B.S., Business Management, 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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