Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

ASEP/ASSET/CAP 507. 3 - Employment

This program will change to ASEP/ASSET/CAP Manufacturer Automotive Service Program 507.3 as of the Fall, 2012 semester. Students already enrolled in 507.2 may complete the current program or move to the new 507.3 program. Students should discuss these options with their advisors.

 
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Associate of Science (507.2)

This program is open to all qualifying students in conjunction with General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler LLC dealerships. It prepares students to service and repair today’s high-tech automobiles. This two-year apprenticeship program leads to an associate's degree in Automotive Technology and manufacturer training certification. While completing the program, students attend classes for ten weeks and then work at a sponsoring dealership for 10–12 weeks for five consecutive semesters. This program includes instruction, component identification, removal and reassembly of components and fault diagnosis in automatic transmissions and transaxles, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air-conditioning, manual drive-trains and rear axles, suspension and steering.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Identify each component and its purpose on all vehicle systems to include: automatic transmissions and transaxles, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air-conditioning, manual drive-trains and rear axles, steering and suspension.
  2. Remove, disassemble and reassemble components and identify potential mechanical fault areas in vehicle control systems.
  3. Identify, diagnose and repair electrical faults within electronic vehicle control systems.
  4. Name all vehicle systems.
  5. Discuss the complaint, cause and correction process.CCAC’s automotive curriculum prepares students to take tests necessary to earn Pennsylvania Safety and Emission Inspection Licensing, and ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification.

These programs are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF). All CCAC instructors are ASE Certified Master Technicians with years of industry repair experience and as manufacturer-trained automotive technology instructors.

See the checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 66

First Semester     

Course #   

Course Name

Credits

ATE-103

Automotive System Minor Service                     

3

ATE-106

Emission Inspector Certification

1

ATE-108

State Inspection Certification

1

ATE-126

Suspension & Steering

4

ATE-232

Automotive Brake Systems

3

    

Total Credits

12

Second Semester

ATE-121

Electrical Systems & Power Accessories

3

ATE-122

Electronic Systems

3

ATE-151

Automotive Climate Systems

3

ATE-220

Advanced Automotive Electricity/Electronics

3

MAT-191

Mathematics for the Industries

3

 

Total Credits

15

Summer

ATE-131

Major Engine Service

4

PHS-161

Physical Science for the Industries

3

 

Total Credits

7

Third Semester

ATE-123

Engine Performance 1

3

ATE-124

Engine Performance 2

4

ATE-207

Advanced Engine Performance

4

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

SPH-101

Oral Communication

3

 

Total Credits

17

Fourth Semester

ATE-234

Standard Transmission, Transaxle, Drivetrain

3

ATE-235

Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles

5

ENG-103

Technical Communications

3

PSY-116

Organizational Psychology

3

WLD-103

Welding Safety & Applications

1

 

Total Credits

15

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