Automotive Technology

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, Pennsylvania is among the top 5 states for the highest employment level in this occupation.

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21st Century Technology for Today’s Technicians

Our Automotive Technology – Automotive Service Technology option program prepares you to become an automotive technician and get people’s vehicles back on the road. You will learn industry-standard computer software training, practical hands-on automotive skills, team building and industry-standard Safety and Pollution Prevention (S/P2) training. Along the way, you will work towards earning an associate’s degree plus certification from Ford Motor Company; receive instruction from experienced, industry-certified instructors; hone techniques in a state-of-the-art facility; have access to the most modern diagnostic and repair equipment; and have opportunities for internships and work experience. This program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The College also offers an Automotive Service proficiency certificate.

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Automotive Body Repairer – est. salary $44,972
Automotive Glass Installer – est. salary $32,214
Maintenance and Repair Worker – est. salary $40,134
Automotive Engineering Technician – est. salary $49,470

 

EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; *these jobs may require a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Automotive Technology degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
AT 100 - Introduction to Automotive Technology 3 credits AT 100 is corequisite/prerequisite for all 100-level AT major courses Major Course
ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 credits   ENGL 101
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology 3 credits   Tech Competency
AT 121 - Principles of Automotive Electricity and Electronics 3 credits AT 121 Is a key course for progressing to many other AT classes Major Course
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 credits   Social Science Elective Writing Intensive, Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity

You must earn a grade of "C" or better grade in all courses and earn at least a 2.0 GPA

  • This program is designed to provide students with the option of entering the workforce or transferring to a bachelor's degree program after earning their associate's degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you'll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
AT 181 - Auto Engine Mechanical Repair 4 credits AT181 is prerequisite for AT 261 Major Course
AT 131 - Automotive Manual Transmissions and Drivelines 4 credits AT 131 is prerequisite for AT 241 Major Course
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra 3 credits FMNT 118 is corequisite/prerequisite for AT 131 and AT 221 Mathematics
AT 150 - Automotive Braking Systems 2 credits AT 150 is prerequisite for AT 250 Major Course

You must earn a grade of "C" or better grade in all courses and earn at least a 2.0 GPA

Summer 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
AT 221 - Advanced Automotive Electrical Systems 4 credits AT 121 and FNMT 118 are prerequisites.
FNMT 118 may be taken concurrently.
AT 221 is prerequisite for AT 241 and AT 261.
Major Course

You must earn a grade of "C" or better grade in all courses and earn at least a 2.0 GPA

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
AT 261 - Engine Performance & Diagnosis 4 credits AT 221 and FNMT 118 are prerequisites; both may be taken concurrently.
AT 261 is prerequisite for AT 281
Major Course
AT 271 - Air Conditioning and Heating Systems 3 credits AT 121 is prerequisite Major Course
CHEM 101 - General Chemistry I or
PHYS 105 - Survey of Physics or
STS 101 - Introduction to Science, Technology and Society or
EASC 111 - Environmental Conservation or
ASET 110 - Safety, Health and the Environment
3 or 4 credits   Natural Science Elective
AT 250 - Advanced Braking Systems & Controls 2 credits AT 121 and AT 150 are prerequisites Major Course

You must earn a grade of "C" or better grade in all courses and earn at least a 2.0 GPA

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
AT 241 - Auto Transmissions and Transaxles 4 credits AT 121 and AT 131 are prerequisites Major Course
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits   ENGL 102 Info Literacy
HIST 101 - United States History: Colonial America through the Revolutionary Era or
HIST 102 - United States History: The 19th Century or
HIST 103 - United States History: The 20th Century or
ADC 176 / HIST 176 - Philadelphia History: Architecture and Planning
3 credits   Humanities Elective Writing Intensive, Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity
AT 111 - Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 4 credits    

You must earn a grade of "C" or better grade in all courses and earn at least a 2.0 GPA

  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

Semester 5

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
AT 281 - Advanced Automotive Engine Performance 4 credits AT 221 and AT 261 are prerequisites Major Course

You must earn a grade of "C" or better grade in all courses and earn at least a 2.0 GPA

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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