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The Automotive Technology courses for the Associate of Applied Science degree program are offered at the RVCC @ Bridgewater campus. This program prepares students for entry into the automotive service field as technicians or managers. Graduates are typically qualified for entry-level positions at new-car dealerships, independent repair shops, or franchise service centers. Graduates are also prepared for self-employment.
Instruction in the program includes engines, fuel systems, electronics, brakes, transmissions, steering, and suspensions. Training is conducted by a combination of class lecture and practical shop work, so that students can develop diagnostic and mechanical competencies. Courses in this certificate prepare students to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification tests.
Students who have completed the Automotive Technology courses as part of the Certificate in Automotive Technology Program have the option to transfer credits from completed classes into the AAS degree program.
Graduates are able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the theory behind the basic functions of a modern automobile
- demonstrate the skills necessary to diagnose and repair various automotive systems
- demonstrate an understanding of the necessary safety precautions required in a service repair shop
- demonstrate a working knowledge of automotive repair hand and power tools, test equipment, and shop supplies
- locate service repair information, using both printed and PC-based technical service information, as required in a modern repair shop
- devise solutions to first-level management situations