Automotive Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Modes of Instruction

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The Automotive Technology AAS degree prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles and light trucks. Through classroom instruction and hands-on training, you will learn how to diagnose, service and repair brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems.

Graduates of this pathway will be required to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.

Students who complete the Automotive Technology AAS degree are halfway to earning a bachelor’ degree in Automotive Technology at SIUC. The students will have earned 55 of the 129 semester hours of credit required for the degree.


Program Details


Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrates ability to perform as an entry level Automotive Technician using the latest service technology and skills. 
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to pass the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams. 
  • Demonstrate work ethics, customer-service skills, and be able to effectively communicate automotive problems. 
  • Demonstrate automotive shop safety procedures.

Students completing this degree must also complete curriculum requirements aligned with General Education Student Learning Outcomes.

Automotive Faculty

Charles DeBernardi

Charles DeBernardi

Assistant Professor Automotive Technology
Kevin Wheeler

Kevin Wheeler

Automotive Work-based Learning Coordinator

Contact Us

Charles DeBernardi

Assistant Professor Automotive Technology

Phone  |  618-545-3369

Location  |  Main Campus

Office  |  Science and Technology, ST 126


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

Location  |  Main Campus

Office  |  Health and Business, HB 100

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