Nov 29, 2022  
2017-18 Academic Catalog 
2017-18 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology - AUTM.AS

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For those of you who have successfully completed the AUTO.COC  Program in the Automotive Technology Department and would like to continue with us in order to earn an Associate in Science Degree in Automotive Technology, this is the program for you.

You may join us for one more year that includes all of the academic courses necessary to earn your Associate Degree, as well as four more sophisticated automotive courses, i.e.: Manual and Automatic Transmission/Transaxles, Driveline and 4x4 Operations, and Diesel Engine Technology - these are the automotive technologies that will raise your knowledge and experience level in support of your following a more profitable and advanced career path in the motor vehicle repair industry. All of our automotive classes are geared toward taking and successfully completing the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Exams.

Along with your enhanced automotive repair knowledge, you will leave STCC with an Associate’s Degree, which will support your future aspirations of career advancement above and beyond the automotive technician’s level, as well as position you to go on for your Bachelor’s degree should you so desire at some point down the road.

All students are required to take our English, Reading and Mathematics placement examinations. Placement test results will be discussed with the administrative staff of the program during the application process to assure the appropriate registration for any remedial classes is accomplished.

Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, graduates will earn an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology.

Applying to this Program

Applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED. Applicant must hold a current state-issued driver’s license. The applicant must have high school math and English grades of “C” (73%) or better. If the student does not meet program prerequisites, he or she will be required to complete the following courses prior to starting the Automotive Technology (AUTM.AS) degree curriculum in semester 3:  MAT-087  for math, DWT-099  for English and DRG-092  for reading.

Program Goals

  1. Understanding the importance of safety and accident prevention in the automotive service facility.
  2. Describe the purpose of the laws concerning personal and environmentally safe handling of hazardous waste.
  3. Communicate the individual’s responsibility to provide professional appearance, behavior and communication skills.
  4. Reinforce the importance of using the library of information available to research all areas of automotive service.
  5. Communicate the importance of accurate measurements for diagnostics and determining the serviceability of components.
  6. Describe the requirements for automotive service excellence (ASE) certification as an automotive technician and as a master automotive technician.
  7. Define information that should be completed on repair orders, accurately describing customer issues in pursuit of a satisfactory repair.
  8. The ability to reason, identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
  9. Demonstrate computer literacy.


(AUTM.AS) Curriculum

Total: 14 credits

Total: 15 credits

Total: 18 credits

Total: 15 credits

Total (AUTM.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 62

Department Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Jesse Martello Staff Assistant 25/300 413-755-4640
Ramiro Soares Associate Professor 25/300 413-755-4603

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