The two-year Automotive Technology Associates Degree program prepares students as entry-level technicians in the automobile and diesel industries.
Senior Testing Fees
In addition to tuition, Automotive Technology Students will have fees associated with their major reflected yearly per the Enrollment Agreement. These fees cover State and Federal Licensing Requirements. These are all mandatory to complete the program. State inspection fees can be waived for those students who have achieved this credential and/or out-of-state students not needing such a credential.
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Graduates can work for employers in the automotive career fields of automotive, truck, farm and earthmoving equipment dealerships; truck, power generation and construction companies; automotive service centers; engine repair/machine shops; automotive equipment distributors; independent service garages; automotive parts manufacturers; sales representation; and auto insurance companies. Graduates may work with brake systems, transmissions, alignments and repairs; be representatives in claim, sales and service, or become truck/fleet maintenance technicians.
Our Automotive Technology program graduates enter the region’s workforce at locations such as Gibbons Ford in Dickson City, PA, Pompey Automotive Group in Scranton, PA & Tunkhannock, PA, and Toyota of Scranton in Scranton, PA.
Program Learning Goals
Goal 1: Graduates will possess the appropriate skills needed for entering the Automotive Technology field.
Student Learning Outcomes – Students will:
- Identify tools necessary to perform job duties
- Demonstrate ability to perform basic automobile services
- Practice Safe work habits for all jobs performed
Goal 2: Graduates will understand the importance of professional behavior, as well as comply with the daily changes within the Automotive Industry and will meet the challenges of continued growth within the Automotive Technology Profession.
Student Learning Outcomes – Students will:
- Interpret basic repair instructions
- Follow diagnostic flow charts to properly diagnose problems
- Take basic skills to the next level with on the job training
Goal 3: Graduates will be provided the skills that will allow them to choose careers in the field.
Student Learning Outcomes – Students:
- Can become electrical systems specialists
- Will be able to recognize importance of customer satisfaction
- Can use their automotive knowledge to become Parts Specialists
Major Courses (41 Credits)
|VMR 151||Introduction to Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technology||1|
|VMR 153||Brake Systems||2|
|VMR 154||Brake Systems Lab||1|
|VMR 155||Steering and Suspension Systems||2|
|VMR 156||Steering and Suspension Systems Lab||1|
|VMR 157||Introduction to Welding for Auto and Diesel||2|
|VMR 159||Electrical & Electronic Systems||2|
|VMR 160||Electrical & Electronic Systems Lab||1|
|VMR 251||HVAC Vehicle Systems||2|
|VMR 252||HVAC Vehicle Systems Lab||1|
|VMR 253||Certifications for Automotive and Diesel Technicians||1|
|AUT 161||Engine Performance & Emissions||1|
|AUT 162||Engine Performance & Emissions Lab||2|
|AUT 163||Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals||1|
|AUT 164||Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals Lab||2|
|AUT 261||Gasoline Engine Overhaul Procedures||2|
|AUT 262||Gasoline Engine Overhaul Procedures Lab||2|
|AUT 263||Advanced Automotive Electrical Technology||1|
|AUT 264||Advanced Automotive Electrical Technology Lab||2|
|AUT 265||Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles||1|
|AUT 266||Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles Lab||2|
|AUT 267||Manual Transmissions & Differentials||1|
|AUT 268||Manual Transmissions & Differentials Lab||2|
|DAS 201||Driver Assistance Systems||2|
|Core Career Courses (22 Credits)|
|BUS 101||Introduction to Business||3|
|COM 212||Public Speaking||3|
|CPT 101||Microcomputer I||3|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|MAT 101||College Algebra I and Trigonometry||3|
|MAT 105||Math for Transportation Division|
|ART ###||Art Elective||3|
|SCI ###||Science Elective||3|
|SSS 101||Student Success Seminar||1|
|Minimum Credits to Graduate||63|
|This course prepares students with skills labeled by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as those used in traditional or evolving green occupation.|
For course descriptions, please visit the Course Catalog.