Automotive Technology, B.TECH. Major #1611

 Automotive Technology, B. Tech. is a ThinkPad University curriculum in which the use of Laptop computers is integrated into courses.

The Bachelor of Technology Degree in Automotive Technology at SUNY Morrisville will prepare students for entry into the automotive industry at the technical or supervisory level where technical knowledge of all aspects of the automotive industry is necessary. This course of study goes beyond the technical automotive education provided by a traditional Associate in Applied Science Degree, adding a business management emphasis at the baccalaureate level.

 Students will take courses in traditional automotive areas such as chassis analysis as well as the latest technologies in the automotive field. Students in the degree program will be able to take advantage of SUNY Morrisville’s state of the art Automotive Technology Building. The facility provides a technologically sophisticated environment with nine state-of-the-art laboratories including chassis, electrical, emissions, engines, Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training), fuel diagnostics/drivability and performance, R and R (remove and replace), and transmissions. There is a showroom, three classrooms and a chassis dynamometer room where horsepower, torque, emissions and engine data measurements can be taken from a vehicle and transmitted electronically into a classroom. The bays in each laboratory have wireless and hard-wired access into the college’s computer network and computerized manual systems gives students quick access to automotive related information.  Much like a modern dealership, the building provides students with a professional working environment.

 The Automotive Technology B Tech Program prepares students for technical or supervisory level positions in the automotive industry.

Graduation Requirements: All BT and BBA programs require a minimum of 120 credit hours including 30 credit hours from SUNY general education courses with courses in seven of the ten SUNY general education categories. SUNY requires that all Bachelor degree programs must have at least 45 credit hours of upper-division courses with 24 credit hours of upper-division courses in the major. To fulfill these requirements along with the required courses for this program, 123 credits are required for this program. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or greater in all Automotive classes. An overall GPA of 2.0 or higher is required for graduation.

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

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Communicate effectively both in writing and in presentations in areas of the Automotive Industry

  • Evaluate strategies for solving automotive business related problems

  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of base automotive systems

  • Diagnose and repair advanced technology applications

  • Demonstrate computer competency for accessing data and documenting automotive repair records

  • Identify an automotive related research problem, develop research questions, collect and analyze data and draw conclusions

 Curriculum Requirements - 123 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 Auto Electricity & 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 Nonstructural Repair Refinishing

5

AUTO 261 - Automotive AC and Heating

3

AUTO 309 - Advanced Automotive Chassis 

4

AUTO 355 - Advanced Auto Diagnostics

3

AUTO 359 - Collision & Business Mgt

3

AUTO 360 - Auto Shop Mgt & Supervision

3

AUTO 371 - Advanced Powertrain Mgt

3

AUTO 380 - Auto Parts Management 

3

AUTO 400 - Automotive Fleet Management

3

AUTO 420 - Auto Industry Internship Orientation 

1

AUTO 421 - Automotive Industry Internship

12

BSAD 112 - Marketing

3

BSAD 116 - Business Organization & Mgt

3

BSAD 300 - Management Communication 

3

BSAD 400 - Production & Operation Mgt 

3

BSAD 310 - Human Resource Management 

OR

3

RENG 306 - Alternative Fuel Vehicles

2

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

COMP 110 - Technical Communication

3

SUNY GER MATH as Advised

3

SUNY GER Natural Science as Advised  (3 credits minimum)

3

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

PSYC 304 - Industrial & Org Psychology

3

Additional SUNY General Education (Elective Credits in three of the following):

American History, Humanities, Other World Civilization, The Arts, or Western Civilization

12

Suggested Course Sequence

Year 1/Fall - 14 Credits

AUTO 102 - Metals

OR

AUTO 103- Internal Combustion Engines I

3

AUTO 104 - Basic Auto Electrical Systems

3

AUTO 109 - Chassis Analysis I (fall only)

4

AUTO 138 - Career Awareness 

1

MATH as Advised

3

Year 1/Spring - 16 Credits

AUTO 102 - Metals

3

OR

AUTO 103 - Internal Combustion Engines I

3

AUTO 155 - Intermediate Auto Electricity & Electronics (spring only)

3

AUTO 209 - Chassis Analysis II (spring only)

4

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

Year 2/Fall - 18 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

SUNY General Education Natural Science as Advised (3 credits minimum)

3

SUNY General Education Elective as Advised

3

Year 2/Spring - 17 Credits

AUTO 171 - Automotive Drive Trains

3

AUTO 255 or AUTO 259 (Spring Only)

5

AUTO 261 - Automotive AC and Heating

3

SUNY General Education Credits as Advised

6

Year 3/Fall - 16 Credits

AUTO 309 - Advanced Automotive Chassis (fall only)

4

BSAD 112 - Marketing

3

BSAD 116 - Business Organization and Management

3

COMP 110 - Technical Communication

3

PSYC 304 - Industrial Organizational Psychology

3

Year 3/Spring - 14-15 Credits

AUTO 355 - Advanced Automotive Diagnostics (spring only)

3

AUTO 359 0 Collision Business and Management

3

AUTO 360 - Auto Management and Supervision

3

RENG 306 (spring only) or BSAD 310

2-3

BSAD 300 - Management Communication

3

Year 4/Fall - 16 Credits

AUTO 371 - Advanced Powertrain Management

3

AUTO 380 - Auto Parts Management

3

AUTO 400 - Automotive Fleet Management

3

AUTO 420 - Auto Industry Internship Orientation

1

BSAD 400 - Production Operation and Management

3

SUNY General Elective Credits as Advised

3

Year 4/Spring - 12 Credits

AUTO 421 - Automotive Industry Internship

12