Advanced Automotive Technology (AAT)

Associate of Science


This certificate or degree program prepares students for entry-level employment as automotive service and repair technicians. Basic automotive maintenance and service operations are stressed to allow students to be immediately productive on the job. This program prepares students for employment in automotive servicing and repair, engine testing, automotive field services, and automotive parts. A long-sleeve work shirt, safety glasses, pants, and work boots are required dress in all AUT classes for safety reasons.

Upon successful completion of Automotive Technology program, a student should be able to:
• Demonstrate skills and knowledge to inspect and repair all major systems found in current automobiles.
• Complete accurate work orders of automobile repairs related to service history, analysis of problems and description of correct repairs.
• Research applicable vehicle and service information using automobile manuals, pertinent websites, and diagnostic equipment to identify, analyze, and to correct problems of all major automobile systems.

Advanced Automotive Technology - Associate of Science Degree 

Who to contact

Assistant Dean of Career Technical Education & Workforce Development
Phone: 831-755-6985
Hartnell College Alisal Campus
Office: AC-A107
Building: 1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905
Instructor for Automotive (AAT)
Phone: 755-6968
Lead Instructor - ADT
Phone: 831.770.7078
Hartnell College Alisal Campus
Office: D-116
Building: 1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905