(Effective Fall 2011)
- School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- Natural gas major
- 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 the required and optional Tool Lists on the Automotive Technology major web page.
Students may enter the major with two deficiencies. Students deficient in MTH 004 or RDG 001 must remediate before entering any of the automotive majors. The order of remediation will be math, reading, 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:
- understand 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 successfully employed in the field of automotive service and repair or successfully graduate from a four-year degree program.
|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|
|MTH124||Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|FIT||Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective||1|
|AMT109||Automotive Electrical Fundamentals||3|
|AMT121||Automotive Fuel and Emission Control Systems||2|
|AMT126||Engine Electrical Systems||4|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|AMT104||Hybrid Electric Vehicle||1|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|SSE||Social Science Elective||3|
|FOR||Foreign Language Elective||3|
|AAE||Applied Arts Elective||3|
|IFE||International Field Experience Elective||3|
|AMT243||Automotive Chassis and Wheel Service||6|
|AMT274||Automotive Air Conditioning Systems and Service||3|
|AMT276||Electrical/Electronic Accessory Service||4|
|PHS114||Physics with Technological Applications||4|
Accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).