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Automotive Technology

Description:

The Automotive Technology program leads to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. As the automotive industry has undergone a parts and service revolution, the increased complexity of the modern automobile has created a demand for highly skilled, technologically advanced automotive professionals.

The Automotive Technology  program prepares students to work as mechanics, safety inspectors and shop supervisors. The skills courses provide experience with the most modern diagnostic and repair equipment. The general education courses are transferable to some baccalaureate degree programs in engineering and vocational education. This program is certified by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to:

  • Apply a basic foundation in theory, maintenance, diagnosis and repair of automotive systems.
  • Integrate and analyze online service data, written repair material and technical service bulletins to repair and service a vehicle.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of specialized automotive service tools, electronic diagnostic equipment and basic hand tools.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior, professionalism and the ability to work as a team.

Program Entry Requirements:

Students interested in automotive fields may enroll in this curriculum. New students are normally required to take the College’s placement test at their time of entry. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as part of the certificate.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

To qualify for the A.A.S. degree in Automotive Technology, a student must complete a minimum of 62 credits as prescribed and attain a grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average).

Course Sequence:

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
AT 100 - Introduction to Automotive Technology   3 credits  
ENGL 101 - English Composition I   credits ENGL 101
  credits Tech Comp
AT 100, which may be taken concurrently credits  
  credits

Social Science
Interpretive Studies
American/Global Diversity
Writing Intensive

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
AT 100, which may be taken concurrently 4 credits  
AT 131 - Automotive Manual Transmissions and Drivelines AT 100, which may be taken concurrently 4 credits  
  3 credits Mathematics
AT 150 - Automotive Braking Systems AT 100, which may be taken concurrently 2 credits  

Summer 1

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
AT 121FNMT 118 or higher MATH, which may be taken concurrently 4 credits  

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
AT 221 4 credits  
AT 221 credits  
CHEM 101 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I (Lab Based) 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

For PHYS 105 and STS 101: FNMT 017 or placement in FNMT 118 or higher

3 or 4 credits Natural Science
AT 121AT 150 credits  

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
AT 241 - Auto Transmissions and Transaxles AT 221,AT 131 4 credits  
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better credits ENGL 102, Info Lit
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
  credits Humanities
AT 100, which may be taken concurrently credits  

Summer 1

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
AT 221AT 261 4 credits  

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:

62

AT 210 and AT 289 are highly recommended but not required for graduation.

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.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Business and Technology, Room P2-13, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 496-6126; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.