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2021-2022 Applied Technology Pathway
Applied Technology guided pathway at RCC

Automotive Specialist

Certificate of Completion

About the Program

The Automotive Specialist four-term certificate program is designed for students who wish to acquire basic technical training to enter minor automotive industry positions. Students who desire more in-depth industry training as automotive technicians and/or Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) training at all levels should enroll in the Associate of Applied Science degree program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for automotive technology are:

Diagnose and repair all major vehicle systems.

Document repairs of vehicles accurately and descriptive of concern, cause and correction.

Effectively locate and utilize technical information required for vehicle repairs.

Work safely and responsibly within all shop standards and environmental guidelines

Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of employer expectations and ethical work practice.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Automotive Technology Department chair’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over five years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with current agreement. Verified Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification or industry experience may be substituted for some coursework in accordance with college policies and the department chair’s approval.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their certificates. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

54-56

Program Map

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Credits Alternate Course Comments

MTH20

Pre-algebra

0-4

 

 

WR90

Fundamentals of Composition

0-4

WR91

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

RD90

College Reading

0-4

WR91

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1

0-2

 

 

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

0-14

 

 

Fall

AM120

Automotive Maintenance and Practices

2

 

fall/spring terms only

AM120L

Automotive Maintenance and Practices Lab

4

 

fall/spring terms only

AM122

Gasoline Engines Rebuild

3

 

fall term only

AM122L

Gasoline Engines Rebuild Lab

4

 

fall term only

BT113

Business English I

3-4

WR115

or higher level composition course

 

Total Credits:

16-17

 

 

Winter

AM111

Electricity for Automotive Technicians

3

 

winter term only

AM111L

Electricity for Automotive Technicians Lab

4

 

winter term only

AM131

Engine Dynamics and Diagnosis

3

 

winter term only

AM131L

Engine Dynamics & Diagnosis Lab

4

 

winter term only

 

Total Credits:

14

 

 

Spring

AM141

Manual Transmissions and Transaxles

3

 

spring term only

AM141L

Manual Transmissions and Axles Lab

3

 

spring term only

AM151

Automotive Brake Systems

2

 

spring term only

AM151L

Automotive Brake Systems Lab

4

 

spring term only

MTH63

Applied Algebra I

4

MTH60

 

 

Total Credits:

16

 

 

Summer

AM190

Automotive Repair Lab I

4-5

AM270/L

summer term only

BT101

Human Relations in Organizations

3

PSY101

 

HE112

Emergency First Aid

1

 

 

 

Total Credits:

8-9

 

 

1 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.

For more information, contact the Automotive Technology Department.

Automotive Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: automotive@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/automotive
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

 

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