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Associate in Applied Science - Automotive Technology

MSM Group - Spokane Community College MSM Group - Spokane Community College, USA

Intake Sep 2023

Jan 2023, Jul 2022, Sep 2022

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USD 23978

Tuition Fee (USD)

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USD 100 Waived

Application Fee

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24 months


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Program Overview

The Automotive Technology program prepares students for employment in many areas of the automotive field including dealerships, independent garages, fleet shops, service stations, and specialty shops which cover areas such as tune-ups and brakes. Students may enter the program only in the first quarter. The one-year certificate requires completion of any three quarters of the Automotive Technology program and the four related classes identified in footnote 1. This flexible schedule also enables students to receive short-term certificates while pursuing their degree. Students must complete all courses with a 2.0 grade or better before advancing to subsequent quarters.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe how an automotive heating, ventilation, and air-conditions system works.
  • Discuss the refrigerants used and their impact on the environment.
  • Explain airflow management and sensors and actuators used.
  • Comprehend the refrigerant recycle importance and effects on the environment.
  • Discuss engine constructions, energy and power of an engine.
  • Discuss compression ratio, torque and horsepower.
  • Discuss synthetic engine oils and their advantages.
  • Discuss hybrids engine precautions.
  • Learn theory and principles of computerized engine controls, automotive exhaust emissions, and fuel injection and ignition systems.
  • Working knowledge of the brake system and component identification.
  • Basic knowledge of the diagnostic process of the brak system.
  • Working knowledge of the suspension system and component identification.
  • Working knowledge of the alignment equipment and basic adjustments.
  • Principles of late model automatic transmissions, transaxles and sub-assemblies.
  • Operation of automotive manual transmissions and transaxles, differential, transfer case, drive line, and constant velocity joints.

Additional Information

Program Level Associate Degree

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma.

    5.5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    61 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    43 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    85 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    Tuition Fee

    USD 100 Waived

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    0 Per year

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Student Visa

    When Should I Apply?

    4 to 6 months

    Bank Account?

    No Need

    Duration of visa

    Course Duration + 3 Months

    Time to Wait for Visa

    35 Days



    How can you apply

    Cost and Expenses


    Visa Fee

    Minimum Funds

    833 CAD, 917 CAD

    Other Expenses

    Medical Fee and more

    Examination and Skills

    Medical Examination


    Language Skills


    Work Permit

    Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

    Work Permit

    Till valid study visa

    Working Hours

    20 hours/week

    Documents Required

    Study Permit

    Social Insurance Number

    Study Permit

    Post Graduate Work Permit

    The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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    Documents Required

    List of Documents

    When to Apply

    First 3 months

    How long does it take?

    90 Days


    3 Years


    CAD 255


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