Effective Fall 2022

This major 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. Business management and specialized service courses prepare students for advancement in the automotive field. Specific courses also prepare the student for transfer to four-year colleges. The major also 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.

Career Opportunities

Dealership service specialist, assistant manager, skilled jobs in automotive manufacturing, service equipment representative, rebuilding shop assembler, repair shop operator, parts department manager.

Special Equipment Needs

See program Tool List for major.

Remediation Strategies

All incoming students must meet placement requirements in math. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see https://www.pct.edu/catalog/admissions-policy).

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • apply the theory of the applied physical and scientific principles and technical knowledge necessary for successful employment in the field of automotive service and repair.
  • apply a technical skill level sufficient for entry-level employment and advancement in the field of automotive service and repair.
  • demonstrate adequate and appropriate workplace behaviors, and pursue on-going technical skill development, sufficient for continued employment in the field of automotive service and repair.
  • be prepared for successful employed in the field of automotive service and repair or enter a four-year degree program.


First SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
FYE101First Year Experience 1.50 1.50 SREQ
AMT111Manual Transmission & Transaxle Principles 31.50 4.50 MREQ
AMT112Brake Systems 32 3 MREQ
AMT113Steering & Suspension 32 3 MREQ
AMT119Fundamentals of Automatic Transmissions 31.50 4.50 MREQ
MTH123Technical Algebra & Trigonometry I 32.50 1.50 SREQ
Second SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
AMT109Automotive Electrical Fundamentals 32 3 MREQ
AMT121Automotive Fuel & Emission Control Systems 21.50 1.50 MREQ
AMT122Engine Principles 32 3 MREQ
AMT126Engine Electrical Systems 43 3 MREQ
CSC124Information, Technology & Society 33 SREQ
ENL111English Composition I 33 SREQ
Third SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
AMT267Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology 32 3 MREQ
AMT236Engine Performance 43 3 MREQ
AMT266Engine Repair 41.50 7.50 MREQ
ENL201Technical & Professional Communication 33 SREQ
ARPCore Arts Perspective 3 SARP
AAPCore Applied Arts Perspective 3 SAAP
HIPCore Historical Perspective 3 SHIP
CDPCore Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective 3 SCDP
SSPCore Social Science Perspective 3 SSSP
Fourth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
AMT242Vehicle Safety Inspection 11 MREQ
AMT243Automotive Chassis & Wheel Service 63 9 MREQ
AMT274Automotive Air Conditioning Systems & Service 32 3 MREQ
AMT276Electrical/Electronic Accessory Service 42 6 MREQ
PHS103Physics Survey 33 SREQ


Master Automobile Service Technology accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).