Automotive Technology - A.A.S.

Associate Dean, Division of Math, Physics, Technology & Engineering Science
Department Chair

Associate in Applied Science Degree, Career Program

The A.A.S. degree program in Automotive Technology is a four-semester sequence designed to prepare students for a career in the automotive field or for transfer to a vocational-technical program. Career opportunities include positions as automotive technicians, service managers, shop supervisors, specialty technicians, as well as other support functions associated with automotive and industrial manufacturers. In addition, the general education courses may qualify graduates for supervisory positions dealing directly with customer relations, sales, or factory representatives. Students who transfer for a bachelor’s degree can become qualified to teach in a variety of vocational-technical programs.

Graduates will be able to service the following automotive systems: cooling, air conditioning, electrical, suspension, brake, exhaust, fuel, and emission control; diagnose microprocessor controls, major engine/drive train systems; demonstrate the use of industry safety standards; understand project management techniques; and understand basic automotive history and language.

The automotive facilities are located on campus and at CCC's Airport Corporate Park facility in Big Flats.

After evaluation by CCC’s faculty, students with BOCES training may receive advanced standing. Students who have graduated from the Certificate program and elect to enter the A.O.S. degree program can complete the additional requirements in one academic year. Those selecting the A.A.S. degree program will usually need three additional semesters of academic work.

In order to participate in any automotive lab, a student must maintain a valid automobile driver's license. For program assistance, students should consult their advisor.

Students will be required to purchase a prescribed list of hand tools at the beginning of the program. Students should see their advisor for a detailed tool list.

High school or equivalent preparation required: Two years of mathematics including algebra and either geometry or intermediate algebra. Students who don’t have this preparation will be able to get it here, but it will take longer to complete the program.

Course Groupings

Program Requirements
Notes
Credits
English 17579
6
Mathematics 17580
6
Social Sciences electives 17581
6
Elementary Physics 15454
4
Free elective - 3cr 17583
3
Wellness - 2cr 17584
2
Total Hours 17585
65

Course Groupings

Sample Sequence*
Notes
Credits
*Sample sequence is intended as a guide for academic planning. It need not be followed exactly or completed in four semesters.
Sample Sequence Note: 15413
Sample sequence intended as a guide for academic planning. It need not be followed exactly or completed in four semesters.
FIRST SEMESTER 17668
18
English - 1010 15438
3
Elements of Applied Math I 17669
3
Auto Lab I 15442
4
Introduction to Automotive Technology 15404
3
Automotive Electronics I 15405
4
Wellness - 1ai 17670
(Awareness/Instructional Component)
1
SECOND SEMESTER 17671
17.5
College Composition II 17672
3
Elements of Applied Math II 17673
3
Chassis and Alignment Lab 15449
4
Automotive Electronics II 17577
4
Automotive Chassis 15448
3
Wellness - .5act 17674
(Activity Component)
0.5
THIRD SEMESTER 17675
15.5
Social Sciences elective - 3cr gen 15466
3
Engines or Transmissions 17676
4
Electronic Engine Controls 17677
4
Fuel Systems I 15418
4
FOURTH SEMESTER 17678
14
Elementary Physics 15454
4
Fuel Systems II 17578
4
Free elective - 3cr 17583
3