Carbondale - Automotive Agreement

What is it?

The Automotive Technology Agreement between Southern Illinois University and Oakton provides a curricular pathway for one of the very few baccalaureate automotive technology programs in the country supplying the industry.


Apply SIU

Students who wish to apply for the Automotive Technology Program should apply online using the standard online application for SIU linked above.  Read about the SIU Automotive Technology bachelor's degree program: SIU Automotive Program.

Participation Details

An Oakton College graduate receiving an A.A.S. degree in Automotive Technology will be considered for admission to SIU Carbondale's Automotive Technology (AUT) program if the following are met:

  1. The student has earned a minimum of 60 semester hours transferable to SIU Carbondale
  2. The student has earned an overall grade point average (GP A) of 2.0 or
    above (4.0 scale) for his or her collegiate work as calculated by SIU
    Carbondale's grading regulations.
  3. Confirmation by the SIU Carbondale College of Applied Sciences and Arts that the student has satisfactorily completed the following courses as part of the A.A.S. degree in Automotive Technology at Oakton College:
  • ATA 102-4, Introduction to Automotive Technology
  • ATA 110-4, Engine Performance and Fuel Systems
  • ATA 111-4, Electrical Systems
  • ATA 113-4, Brakes Systems
  • ATA 114-4, Steering, Balancing, and Alignment
  • ATA 204-4, Basic Automotive Engines
  • ATA 205-4, Advanced Automotive Engines
  • ATA 206-4, Clutches, Transmissions and Differentials
  • ATA 207-4, Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
  • ATA 208-4, Automatic Transmissions
  • ATA 210-4, Advanced Engine Performance Analysis -or-
  • ATA 214-4, Advanced Steering and Alignment
  • ATA 211-4, Automotive Electrical Systems I
  • EGL 101-3, Composition I
  • SPE 103-3, Effective Speech
  • MAT 114-4 -or-
  • MAT 125-4 -or-
  • MAT 131-4
  • PHY 101-4, Applied Physics

Acceptance into the Capstone Option reduces the University Core Curriculum for the A.A.S. degree recipient in Automotive Technology at Oakton College pursuing the B.S. in Automotive Technology (AUT) at SIU Carbondale to 30 semester hours. This, along with taking the courses listed above as part of the A.A.S. degree, makes it possible for the student to complete the B.S. in Automotive Technology (AUT) at SIU Carbondale in approximately 60 additional semester hours beyond the A.A.S. degree.

Students will be required to complete a minimum of 42 senior institution hours at the 300-400 course level, with the last 30 such senior institution hours being at SIU Carbondale for residency purposes. Those students enrolled in an approved program delivered by SIU Carbondale Extended Campus, such as Harry S Truman College in Chicago,will have completed the residency requirement for the University upon completion of all courses required by the program. All students will be required to complete at least 120 hours with an overall GP A of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Automotive Technology (AUT). Coursework may include University Core Curriculum as well as Automotive Technology major courses. 


SIU Admissions

To make an appointment with an Academic Advisor please contact:

Des Plaines campus
1600 E. Golf Road, Room 1861

Skokie campus
7701 N. Lincoln Ave.,
Room A100