The Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Technology prepares the graduate to:
- Become a successful professional automotive technician at the Master Level.
- Become an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified Master technician.
- Become knowledgeable in all aspects of automotive systems and service techniques, allowing the graduate to adapt to new technology and service procedures as they are developed.
- Transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at colleges and universities with related fields of study.
- Be capable to grow as a dealership employee, moving up the career ladder.
Upon successful completion of the Automotive Technology Program, the graduate will fill the need of the many dealerships and independent repair shops in the Central Massachusetts area and beyond. The graduates will have studied both technical and general education disciplines. The technical courses are aligned with the eight specialty areas of automotive service and are scheduled in a progressive order. This progressive order allows the student to learn and apply the basic skills needed early in the program. The knowledge and skills are expanded as they progress and are reinforced in late courses. The general education courses are designed to expose the students to the world beyond automobiles.
A Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offenders Record Information (SORI) may be required of all students enrolled in AUT 299. Finger printing and drug testing may be required.
Students enrolled in AUT 299 may incur an additional expense for professional liability insurance.
Technical Performance Standards
Prior to application to this program, please review the Technical Performance Standards requirements on pages 17-20 of the current college catalog.
Prospective students should note that all technical courses (AUT designation) required in this program are offered off-site in QCC's automotive technology laboratory.
Fundamentals of Automotive Service
Automotive Electrical Systems
Introduction to English Composition or Humanities Elective
Basic Gasoline Engines
Engine Testing/Performance Analysis
English Composition & Literature I
Social Science Elective
Suspension, Steering, & Alignment
Climate Control System
Field Experience & Cooperative Education in Automotive Technology or Elective
Automotive Drive Train
Automotive Transmission & Transaxle
English Composition & Literature II
Basic Automotive Electronics
Electronic Powertrain Control Systems or Mathematics Elective
Speech Communication Skills