Automotive Technology, A.A.S., Major #0525

The Automotive Technology curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for the entry into the automotive/transportation service and repair industry.

The 50,000 square-foot and 12,000 square-foot automotive facilities provide an excellent opportunity for students to develop their skills in all automotive repair and service areas. Students receive practical laboratory experience in brakes/steering/ suspension, drive-trains, electrical, engine mechanical, engine performance, air conditioning, and basic auto body collision repair in addition to liberal arts courses.

The Automotive Technology Program prepares students for an entry level position in the Automotive/Transportation field and provide the opportunity to complete ASE certifications. The program also prepares students to continue their education in a 4-year degree program. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or greater in all Automotive classes. Students must complete the A.A.S. degree with a minimum 2.0 grade point average to transfer into the Automotive B. Tech. program as a junior.

Program Requirement: Students are required to have a tool set and roll around toolbox.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the auto service industry

  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive internal combustion engines

  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive electrical/electronic systems

  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems

  • Describe and follow safety and environmental guideline standards for the auto service industry

  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive steering and suspension

Curriculum Requirements - 64 Credits

course

credits

AUTO 102 - Metals

3

AUTO 103 - Internal Combustion Engines I

3

AUTO 104 - Basic Auto Electrical Systems

3

AUTO 109 - Chassis Analysis I

4

AUTO 110 - Summer Work Experience

3

AUTO 138 - Career Awareness

1

AUTO 155 - Intermediate Automotive Electricity and Electronics 

3

AUTO 171 - Automotive Drivetrains 

3

AUTO 202 - Auto Body Fundamentals

3

AUTO 204 - Automotive Electronic Systems

3

AUTO 205 - Electronic Fuel Systems

3

AUTO 209 - Chassis Analysis II

4

AUTO 255 - Drivability & Performance Problems

     OR

AUTO 259 - Auto Body Non-structural Repair and Refinishing

5

AUTO 261 - Automotive Air Conditioning and Heating 

3

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

MATH - SUNY General Education MATH as Advised

3

SUNY General Education Natural Science as Advised

3-4

Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives (minimum)

8

Suggested Course Sequencing

course

credits

Year 1/Fall - 17 Credits

AUTO 102 - Metals

OR

AUTO 103 - Internal Combustion Engines I

3

AUTO 104 - Basic Automotive Electrical Systems

3

AUTO 109 - Chassis Analysis (fall only)

4

AUTO 138 - Career Awareness

1

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

MATH - SUNY General Education Math as Advised

3

Year 1/Spring - 16 Credits

AUTO 102 - Metals

OR

AUTO 103 - Internal Combustion Engines I

3

AUTO 155 - Intermediate Automotive Electricity and Electronics  (spring only)

3

AUTO 209 - Chassis Analysis (spring only)

4

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

SUNY General Education Natural Science as Advised

3-4

Year 2/Fall - 15 Credits

AUTO 110 - Summer Work Experience

3

AUTO 202 - Auto Body Fundamentals (fall only)

3

AUTO 204 - Automotive Electronics (fall only)

3

AUTO 205 - Electronic Fuel Systems (fall only)

3

Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives as Advised

3

Year 2/Spring - 19 Credits

AUTO 171 - Automotive Drivetrains

3

AUTO 255 - Drivability & Performance Problems (spring only)

     OR

AUTO 259 - Auto Body Non-structural Repair and Refinishing (spring only)

5

AUTO 261 - Automotive Air Conditioning and Heating

3

Liberal Arts and Sciences as Advised

7-8