Automotive Technology Online Degree for ASE Certified Technicians

Business & Technology
Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science

Program Narrative
ASE certified technicians (A1 - A8 + L1) now have a convenient and faster option for earning an associate's degree. Northampton's Automotive Technology Online program is designed for Master ASE technicians looking to advance or change their careers. If you have the qualifications, you can receive 44 credits toward your degree from your ASE certifications. The remaining 24 credits may be taken through Northampton's Online Learning division.

Program Requirements
To enter this program you must apply to the college and indicate that you are interested in the online degree option. You will need to demonstrate current ASE certifications by having ASE send your transcript directly to the college. You may also gain credit for AUTO 224 by submitting proof of OEM or aftermarket training equaling 45 to 60 hours of training.

Upon acceptance, you can start taking online courses to fulfill your degree requirements. You will need to take the college placement test in reading and writing before taking English I. Please refer to the college's web site for further information on placement testing.

For more information on the program, please contact the Director of Automotive Programs @ 610-861-5327.

Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Automotive Technology program, the graduate should be able to:

  • Have the ability to demonstrate a positive attitude toward the efficacy of professionalism in the work in the work place.
  • Diagnose and repair mechanical systems of automotive engines; automatic tansmissions and transaxles; manual drive trains and axles; suspension and steering systems; braking systems; electrical and electronic systems; heating and air conditioning systems; and engine performance systems.
  • Exhibit logical thinking throughout essential areas of automotive diagnostics, using published technical information to repair a vehicle while meeting manufacturer's specifications.
  • Demonstrate competence in the use of general and highly specialized tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively on both technical and lay levels.

Automotive Technology Program - ASE Certified Technicians,
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Course Code Course Title
AUTO ______ Courses taken through ASE Certification
AUTO ______ Courses given for 2 years Work Experience
AUTO ______ Course given for 45-60 hrs OEM or non OEM training
AUTO 106 PA Safety Inspections
AUTO 203G Automotive Shop Management Practices*
CMTH 102 Speech Communication
ENGL 101C English I
ENGL 151R English II (Report Writing)
GEOG 121 Environmental Sustainability
HUMA 121 The American Work Experience
MATH 103 Applications in Mathematics
PHYS 152 Physical Science II
Total Credits:


* You must have completed ENGL 101 before taking AUTO 203G.

  • Completion of AUTO 203G satisfies the Writing Intensive (WI) requirement for this program.
  • Computer competencies are included in various courses in this program; thus, completing the program automatically satisfies the computing requirement for this program.

*If you are a PA resident you must have a PA safety Inspection License to receive credit for Auto 106. Out of state residents are exempt.

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