Effective Fall 2022
- School of Engineering Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- More Information about Automotive Technology
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.
Dealership service specialist, assistant manager, skilled jobs in automotive manufacturing, service equipment representative, rebuilding shop assembler, repair shop operator, parts department manager.
Recommended High School Subjects
Three years of English, two years of algebra, and one year of science.
Special Equipment Needs
See program Tool List for major.
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).
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:
- 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.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1||.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|AMT111||Manual Transmission & Transaxle Principles||3||1.50||4.50||M||REQ|
|AMT113||Steering & Suspension||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|AMT119||Fundamentals of Automatic Transmissions||3||1.50||4.50||M||REQ|
|MTH123||Technical Algebra & Trigonometry I||3||2.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|AMT109||Automotive Electrical Fundamentals||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|AMT121||Automotive Fuel & Emission Control Systems||2||1.50||1.50||M||REQ|
|AMT126||Engine Electrical Systems||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|CSC124||Information, Technology & Society||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3||3||S||REQ|
|AMT267||Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ENL201||Technical & Professional Communication||3||3||S||REQ|
|ARP||Core Arts Perspective||3||S||ARP|
|AAP||Core Applied Arts Perspective||3||S||AAP|
|HIP||Core Historical Perspective||3||S||HIP|
|CDP||Core Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective||3||S||CDP|
|SSP||Core Social Science Perspective||3||S||SSP|
|AMT242||Vehicle Safety Inspection||1||1||M||REQ|
|AMT243||Automotive Chassis & Wheel Service||6||3||9||M||REQ|
|AMT274||Automotive Air Conditioning Systems & Service||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|AMT276||Electrical/Electronic Accessory Service||4||2||6||M||REQ|
Master Automobile Service Technology accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).