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2022-2023 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 the Automotive Technology Certificate of Completion are:

  • Diagnose, repair and document all major vehicle systems.
  • Effectively locate and utilize technical information required for vehicle repairs.
  • Work safely and responsibly within all shop standards and environmental guidelines
  • Apply 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.

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.

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:

53-55
Program email address: [email protected]
Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Alternate Course(s) Comments

MTH20

Pre-algebra

 

or designated placement score

WR90

Fundamentals of Composition

WR91

or designated placement score, WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

RD90

College Reading

WR91

or designated placement score, WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1

 

Required for graduation.

Prerequisites - credits vary based on Placement Score(s): 0-14

 

 

Fall
      Check in with Advisor

AM120

Automotive Maintenance and Practices

 

fall/spring terms only

AM120L

Automotive Maintenance and Practices Lab

 

fall/spring terms only

AM122

Gasoline Engines Rebuild

 

fall term only

AM122L

Gasoline Engines Rebuild Lab

 

fall term only

BT113

Business English I

WR115

or higher-level composition course

 

Term Credits: 17

 

 

Winter

AM111

Electricity for Automotive Technicians

 

winter term only

AM111L

Electricity for Automotive Technicians Lab

 

winter term only

AM131

Engine Dynamics and Diagnosis

 

winter term only

AM131L

Engine Dynamics and Diagnosis Lab

 

winter term only

 

Term Credits: 13

 

 

Spring

AM141

Manual Transmissions and Transaxles

 

spring term only

AM141L

Manual Transmissions and Transaxles Lab

 

spring term only

AM151

Automotive Brake Systems

 

spring term only

AM151L

Automotive Brake Systems Lab

 

spring term only

MTH63

Applied Algebra I

MTH60

or higher-level math course

 

Term Credits: 16

 

 

Summer

AM190

Automotive Repair Lab I

AM270/L

summer term only

BT101

Human Relations in Organizations

PSY101

 

HE112

Emergency First Aid

 

 

 

Term Credits: 8

 

 

1 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science course, 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: [email protected]
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/automotive
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