Total Number of Credits Required for Degree 65*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.
The mission of the Automotive Technology Program at CCBC is to prepare students for successful employment or advancement as automotive technicians. The Automotive Program awards a certificate, and/or an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The Associate in Applied Science Degree can be achieved through any one of four pathways. Those pathways include a Global option which covers a wide range of automotive makes and models and three Manufacturer-Specific options including Ford, General Motors, and Toyota. The Automotive Technology program provides students with state-of-the-art automotive service and repair techniques. Technical training is provided in the classroom and in the lab on CCBC vehicles.
These manufacturer-specific options, designed in cooperation with either General Motors and the Maryland General Motors Dealerships, Ford Motor Company and the Maryland Ford Motor Company Dealerships, or Toyota Motor Sales, USA and the Maryland Toyota Dealerships, lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program alternates college instruction with on-the-job dealership training. These two-year Cooperative Education (Co-op) programs are designed for individuals who have a career interest in the automotive service industry. Students must meet specific requirements of admission. An A.A.S. degree is awarded to students who have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and complete the listed course pattern. All automotive course requirements are either General Motors, Ford, or Toyota oriented. The General Motors ASEP option, the Ford ASSET option, and the Toyota Motors T-TEN option at CCBC Catonsville are nationally accredited by ASE/NATEF (Master).
The course sequence listed refers to the following manufacturer-specific options:
- General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) Automotive Technology
- Ford Motor Company Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) Automotive Technology
- Toyota Technician Training and Education Network (T-TEN) Automotive Technology
GENERAL MOTORS - ASEP
FORD MOTOR COMPANY - ASSET
TOYOTA MOTOR Sales, USA - T-TEN
All programs start in the fall and run continuously in eight-week sessions.
Upon successful completion of this degree option, students will be able to:
1. successfully complete ASE testing for Master Technician Certification;
2. successfully complete manufacturer-specific certification requirements;
3. diagnose and repair engines and related systems;
4. diagnose and repair transmissions and related systems;
5. diagnose and repair brakes and related systems;
6. diagnose and repair steering and suspension systems and their related systems;
7. diagnose and repair HVAC systems and related systems; and
8. diagnose and repair electrical and electronics and related systems.