(Effective Fall 2011)
- School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies
- More Information about Automotive Service Technician
This curriculum includes advanced operating theories of automotive systems and components. Students learn to apply automotive operating principles and to diagnose malfunctions in automotive systems. The course work emphasizes the development of skills in service, repair, and test procedures. Course work prepares students to take written certification exams (e.g., the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence exam and the Pennsylvania Vehicle Safety Inspection exams, written and practical) for certification as vehicle safety inspectors.
General auto technician in a dealership, independent garage, fleet operation, service station, self-employment.
Recommended High School Subjects
Three years of English, one year of algebra and one year of science.
Special Equipment Needs
See the required and optional Tool Lists on the Automotive Service Technician major web page.
Students may enter the major with two deficiencies. If the student is deficient in MTH 004 and RDG 001, the student must remediate before entering any of the majors. The order of remediation will be math, reading, and English.
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- possess an applied skill level sufficient for entry-level employment and advancement in the field of automotive service and repair.
- demonstrate appropriate workplace behaviors and pursue ongoing technical skill development sufficient for employment in the field of automotive service and repair.
- be successfully employed in the field of automotive service and repair.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|AMT111||Manual Transmission and Transaxle Principles||3|
|AMT113||Steering and Suspension||3|
|AMT119||Fundamentals of Automatic Transmissions||3|
|AMT242||Vehicle Safety Inspection||1|
|AMT109||Automotive Electrical Fundamentals||3|
|AMT121||Automotive Fuel and Emission Control Systems||2|
|AMT126||Engine Electrical Systems||4|
|AMT104||Hybrid Electric Vehicle||1|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|AMT243||Automotive Chassis and Wheel Service||6|
|AMT274||Automotive Air Conditioning Systems and Service||3|
|AMT276||Electrical/Electronic Accessory Service||4|
|OEA||Open Elective / Associate||3|
Accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).