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2010-2011 Catalog 
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology, Associate of Applied Science

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The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Automotive Technology prepares students for entry into the automotive service field as technicians and middle managers. Graduates are qualified for various technical level positions in manufacturing or developmental laboratories, diagnostic centers, specialized repair shops and sales. Graduates are also prepared for selfemployment.

Instruction in the program includes fuel systems, electrical systems, acetylene/electric welding, analysis of engines, suspension systems and wheel alignment. Students have the opportunity to develop diagnostic and mechanical competency in the automotive field.

Students attend classes at the Raritan Valley Community College main campus and at RVCC’s instructional site in Bridgewater (RVCC@Bridgewater).

Graduates are able to:

  • demonstrate the skills necessary to diagnose and repair various automotive systems
  • demonstrate the usage of various pieces of service and repair equipment being utilized in the automotive service field
  • demonstrate an understanding of the different systems being used in the modern automobile
  • use the personal computer as an informational tool as required in the modern automotive repair shop/dealer
Students considering transfer to a four-year institution for a bachelor’s degree in technology should consult with a transfer counselor early in their program to determine requirements.

Curriculum – A.A.S. Degree

Total Credits 63

1 Courses taken at RVCC@Bridgewater.

2 Mathematics by official placement test. Students may not take courses below placement level. Lowest acceptable sequence is Precalculus I (MATH 112 ) & Precalculus II (MATH 113 ). Exceptions by permission of Department Chair.

3 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education list. 

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