AAS Option: Technology in Electronics and Diagnostics (TED)

AAS Automotive Technology in Electronics and Diagnostics

AAS Automotive Management with an OPTION in Technology in Electronics and Diagnostics

This degree option is in  addition to our current Master Automotive Technician Certificate and AAS in Automotive Management. This new option emphasizes the electrical and electronic segments  of the automotive industry; it is based on existing certificates. Three major areas are included in the option : Electric and hybrid power systems, clean diesel, and on-board vehicle networking. The title TED, places emphasis on the ever-advancing electronics that are contained on all current vehicles, clearly stating the intent of the degree. Degree seeking students are still able to take short-term certificate courses from other certificate areas and receive a degree plus short-term certificates. The certifying body for our automotive program is NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation). Many of the electronic competencies in certifying areas, required by NATEF, are embedded into the current A1 through A8 NATEF Certifications. A new A9 Certification - Light Diesel will be required within the next few years. With the new degree, the Automotive Program will be very effective preparing graduates for the current technology of electronic based diesel vehicles.

Students who complete the first year must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.
Students must have a 3.0 or above on all Automotive courses.
A student application for second year of this program will be required.

The development of the student in the first year will include math, writing, computer skills, networking, along with electric and electronic based automotive courses.

The core of the second year will involve new courses in the following subject areas:

  • Automotive Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) 
  • Clean Diesel Technology 
  • Automotive Controller Systems 

Certificates will be offered to second year students in this program.


In addition to this degree, 9 certificates will be awarded as well.

  • Automotive Electrical Technician (basic) existing
  • Automotive Electrical Technician (advanced) existing
  • Automotive Engine Performance existing
  • Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning existing
  • Automotive Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV)Level 1 new pending approval
  • Automotive Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV)Level 2 new pending approval
  • Clean Diesel Technology new pending approval
  • Automotive Controller Systems – Level 1 new pending approval
  • Automotive Controller Systems – Level 2 new pending approval