Automotive Technology (Apprentice)

This open enrollment curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers as service technicians in the automotive industry.   VISIT THE AUTO DEPARTMENT WEBSITE   Apply & Register Program Details

This open enrollment curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers as service technicians in the automotive industry.

 

VISIT THE AUTO DEPARTMENT WEBSITE

 


Area of Interest:
Automotive
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
AUT-101 Automotive Fundamentals 3
AUT-111 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AUT-121 Steering & Suspension Systems 4
CSC-101 Computer Literacy 3
...-... Diversity: Humanities Education Elective 3
    16
Second Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
AUT-131 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AUT-141 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Principles 4
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective 3/4
...-... Social Science General Education Elective 3
    16/17
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
AUT-242 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems 4
AUT-253 Automotive Engines 4
AUT-261 Manual Drive Trains and Axles 4
PHY-103 Physics I (for the Non-Science major) 4
    19
Second Semester
AUT-262 Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles 4
AUT-271 Advanced Automotive Systems I 4
AUT-272 Advanced Automotive Systems II 4
AUT-286 Automotive Capstone Practicum (360 hours) 3
    15
  Total Minimum Credits 66
Note: The program accepts students each semester.

Program Goals

  • To provide students with quality state of the art education in the latest automotive technologies that are incorporating increasingly sophisticated computer-controlled and electronic systems.
  • To provide students with safety education in the workplace by passing several safety evaluations in the automotive program.
  • To prepare students to qualify for entry-level employment as a “C” class technician.
  • To provide students with a General Education foundation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Work safely in an automobile repair facility.
  2. Perform basic techniques involved in diagnosis and repair of automobiles.
  3. Explain basic principles of automotive technology.

Employment Opportunities

The program prepares students to work at all automotive service facilities, whether independent service organizations or new car dealerships.

Graduates of this program experience a very high job placement rate in the automotive industry as an:

  • Automotive technician
  • Automotive service writer
  • Automotive parts counter specialist

Special Program Requirements

Applicants must complete the required application form, submit official high school records and college transcripts and arrange to take the College Placement Test. Students should have good mechanical skills. Toward the end of the program, a 360-hour practicum is required.

Contact Person

Christopher Gallo, Director
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4544
email: cgallo@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

15.0803

Program Code

AUT.AAS