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Catalog 2015-16 
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Automotive Technology (Global Option)

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Statewide Program

Program Coordinator: 
Catonsville Campus, Greg Weller, 443-840-4669 or gweller@ccbcmd.edu

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.


General Education Requirements and Electives - 18 Credits

Program Requirements and Electives - 47 Credits

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.


Program Description

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.

This curriculum prepares individuals for employment in the automotive repair industry or upgrades service and repair skills. Job opportunities include journeyman, garage, agency and line technicians. Competency in engine drivability diagnosis and electrical/electronic diagnosis and repair as well as general service in other systems will be developed.

Students who choose this curriculum and want to transfer to a four-year institution should check with the program coordinator and/or academic advisor. Courses may be taken in any sequence as long as prerequisites are met. However, please see the Program Coordinator for the preferred class sequence. Some courses may be offered in alternate semesters only.

The global automotive program at CCBC Catonsville is nationally accredited by ASE/NATEF (Master).

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. successfully complete ASE testing for Master Technician Certification;
  2. diagnose and repair engines and related systems;
  3. diagnose and repair transmissions and related systems;
  4. diagnose and repair brakes and related systems;
  5. diagnose and repair steering and suspension systems and their related systems;
  6. diagnose and repair HVAC systems and related systems; and
  7. diagnose and repair electrical and electronics and related systems.

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