Dec 19, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Power Technologies Major (Includes Automotive), AAS

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Program of Study

The Power Technologies program offers entry-level and advanced instruction, with an emphasis on the analysis and diagnosis of modern gasoline and diesel vehicles.

Students may select courses in areas of specialization within the Power Technologies Program. Automotive, small engines, diesel, and recreational vehicle and marine specializations are available.

Available certificate programs allow the student to select courses that provide the skills for ASE certification tests.

The faculty has identified the following Learning Outcomes for all graduates:

  • Troubleshoot electrical, computer, mechanical and emissions systems.
  • Operate a Computer Service Information to assist in repair of automotive systems.
  • Reinforce ethical business practices in relations with customers and suppliers.
  • Use mathematical skills in analytical and practical problem-solving.
  • Diagnose electrical, electronic and driveline systems.
  • Use proper test meters, computers and lab scopes.
  • Study and test engines for proper operation to meet manufacturer specifications. Perform engine overhaul and perform complete car service.

NOTE: This program is offered primarily evenings; selected courses are offered during the day.


  • Service Technician
  • Diesel Technician
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Marine Equipment Technician
  • Service Manager

Total Technical Credit Hours: 34

Total General Education and Related Credit Hours: 31

Total Credit Hours: 65

All students graduating from Terra State Community College with an Associate degree of any kind will be functionally proficient in common computer operations and applications. Please see your academic advisor or academic division office for further details.

See your advisor for appropriate course selection.

Recommended Course Sequence - 2 year
Recommended Course Sequence - 3 year
Recommended Course Sequence - 4 year

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