Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Automotive Technology – Comprehensive (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree                                                                                              
School of Technology and Applied Sciences /Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career ClusterNatefLogo

Mequon Campus
Program Code: 10-602-6


For Information: 414-297-6315
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200



Overview — Bumper-to-bumper diagnostics, repairs and preventive maintenance will be taught on automobiles and light trucks.
 

The Automotive Technology programs are:

Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training)

MOPAR CAP (Career Automotive Program)

CART (Comprehensive Automotive Repair Technology)


Manufacturer credentials are earned in ASSET and CAP programs.

The programs alternate every eight weeks between classroom instruction and intern work experience. Important skills necessary for success in this program are the ability to read technical manuals and to solve basic math problems, along with a good mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity. The program is accredited by National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.


Career Pathway — You can earn the Automotive Technology Maintenance Light Repair technical diploma on your way to completing this associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


Career Outlook — The demand for trained automotive technicians is high. A wide range of employment opportunities exists with dealerships, fleets, mass merchandisers, independent garages, service stations and corporate industry. There are also excellent opportunities for owning your own business.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Use hand/power tools and equipment safely
  • Use service manuals and other service and repair information
  • Service and troubleshoot electrical and electronic systems and communication networks
  • Service, troubleshoot and repair the following auto systems: brakes, cooling, exhaust, steering, suspension
  • Service, troubleshoot, repair, overhaul, or rebuild transmissions, transaxles, drivelines and rear axle assemblies, engines and other components
  • Demonstrate customer service and communication skills

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • A dealership sponsor is required to provide applied automotive experience opportunities. Program advisors will help you locate a sponsoring dealership once the initial academic testing is completed. 

 

Possible Careers
Automotive Technician
Engine Repair Technician
Heating and Air Conditioning Technician
Transmission Technician
Electrical/Electronics Technician
Driveability/Engine Performance Technician
Service Writer/Adviser
Parts Counterperson

 

Related Programs
Automotive Technology Maintenance Light Repair
Auto Collision Repair and Finish Technician
Automotive Maintenance Technician
Diesel and Powertrain Servicing


Start Dates: August/October
Eight-week and 16-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES

 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)
 
AUTO2-161 Express Service ‡ ^ 3  

(1)

 

AUTO2-150

Automotive Fundamentals ‡ ^

2

 

(1)

 

AUTO2-151

Electrical Systems 1 ‡ ^

4

 

(1)

 

AUTO2-164

Applied Automotive Experience 1 ‡

1

 

(2)

 

AUTO2-159

Automotive Brakes ‡ ^

4

 

(2)

 

AUTO2-153

Alignment, Suspension and Steering ‡ ^

3

 

(2)

 

AUTO2-147

Electrical Systems 2 ‡ ^

2

 

(2)

 

AUTO2-165

Applied Automotive Experience  2 ‡

1

 

(S)

 

AUTO2-152

Automotive Climate Control ‡ ^

2

 

(S)

 

AUTO2-154

Fuel Management 1 ‡ ^

2

 

(3)

 

AUTO2-155

Fuel Management 2 ‡

4

 

(3)

 

AUTO2-160

Automotive Accessories ‡

3

 

(3)

 

AUTO2-148

Manual Transmissions and Drivelines ‡

2

 

(3)

 

AUTO2-166

Applied Automotive Experience  3 ‡

1

 

(4)

 

AUTO2-157

Engine Concepts ‡

4

 

(4)   AUTO2-158 Automotive Transmissions ‡ 4
 
(4)   AUTO2-167  Applied Automotive Experience  4 ‡ 1
 
(S)   AUTO2-156 Fuel Management 3 ‡ 4
 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

   

ECON-195

Economics

3

 
     

(or) ECON-219 Personal Finance/Consumer Economics

   
           
 

 

ENG-151 and

Communication Skills 1 ‡

3

 

 

 

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

 

(or) ENG-201‡ and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 

           
 

 

NATSCI-169

Energy in Nature, Technology and Society

3

 

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series NATSCI course

 

 

           
 

 

PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations

3

 

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

 
TOTAL CREDITS: 62

(S) = Summer

‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning the Automotive Technology Maintenance Light Repair technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.


For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated October 2017.