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Automotive Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

About the Program

The Automotive Technology two-year degree program is designed for students seeking a career in today’s automotive service industry. The program builds rapidly from fundamentals and theory into diagnosis and repair of today’s modern automobiles based upon Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards.

The design of the program places heavy emphasis upon actual hands-on work in the automotive labs. Approximately two-thirds of the time spent in the program is in a lab (shop) environment where the student applies theory to diagnosis and repair of a wide variety of domestic and import automobiles. As the level of student skill develops, so does the difficulty of the repairs performed.

If students intend to transfer to Oregon Tech's Bachelor of Applied Science degree program, transfer courses should be chosen from the list of electives where possible. See an adviser for more information, or visit http://www.oit.edu/academics/academic-agreements/articulations.

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.

Successfully pass at least two Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) technical skill assessments and function collaboratively as a member of a team to achieve specified and measurable results.

Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of employer expectations and ethical work practice.

Strategize professional growth in automotive industry.

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. Students must also meet certain program requirements in the first and third terms, and complete any prerequisites before advancing in the program.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. 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 and industry experience may be substituted for some coursework in accordance with college policy and the department chair’s approval.

Graduation Requirements

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.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

99-100

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, 2

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

LIB101

Introduction to Information Literacy

1

LIB127

 

 

Total Credits:

15

 

 

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

 

Total Credits:

12

 

 

Summer

AM190

Automotive Repair Lab I

4

 

summer term only

AM270

Air Conditioning for Automotive Technicians

2

 

summer term only

AM270L

Air Conditioning for Automotive Technicians Lab

3

 

summer term only

COMM100

Basic Communication

3

 

 

HE112

Emergency First Aid

1

HE261

 

 

Total Credits:

13

 

 

Fall

AM160

Auto Suspension and Steering Systems

2

 

fall term only

AM160L

Auto Suspension and Steering Systems Lab

4

 

fall term only

AM232

Computerized Engine Management Systems

3

 

fall term only

AM232L

Computerized Engine Management Systems Lab

4

 

fall term only

MTH63

Applied Algebra I

4

MTH60

 

 

Total Credits:

 17

 

 

Winter

AM233

Advanced Automotive Computer Systems

4

 

winter term only

AM233L

Adv. Automotive Computer Systems Lab

3

 

winter term only

AM242

Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles

3

 

winter term only

AM242L

Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles Lab

4

 

winter term only

 

Total Credits:

14

 

 

Spring

AM210

Mechanical Careers Development

1

 

spring term only

AM252

Advanced Diagnostic Lab

4

 

spring term only

AM280

CWE/Automotive

4

AM290

 

BT101

Human Relations in Organizations

3

PSY101

 

 

Total Credits:

12

 

 

1 Required for graduation.

2 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 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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