|The Automotive Services Technology department offers two programs: 1) a nine-month curriculum that leads to a vocational certificate in Automotive Mechanics; and 2) a two-year curriculum that leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology.
Associate's Degree program:
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The Automotive Mechanics and the Automotive Technology programs provide the graduate with the basic skills and the technical knowledge to diagnose properly and repair late model vehicles, along with problem-solving techniques, and computer diagnosis. Automotive classes/laboratories and academic coursework are taught during the second year of study. Practical experience is given in such areas as drive train components, suspension systems, automotive transmissions, heating and air conditioning systems, electronic fuel injection, engine repair and engine testing.
In addition to general admission requirements, this program requires a particular score on the COMPASS test or ACT test for program entrance, passing the manual dexterity test, and completing an interview. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times, locations and minimum scores.
All necessary tools for laboratory experiences will be provided by the College; however, for job placement purposes students in this program are required to furnish their own set of tools by the second semester of the program. A complete list of tools will be provided by the program instructor.
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The Automotive Technology program provides the graduate with the basic skills and technical knowledge to properly diagnose and repair late model vehicles, along with problem solving techniques and computer diagnosis.
Students are taught in modern, well-equipped labs utilizing late model vehicles for repair procedures as well as electronic diagnostics. Practical experience is given in the following automotive service and repair areas as recognized by ASE and NATEF: Engine repair, Automotive Transmissions, Manual drive trains and axles, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning Systems and Engine Performance systems. Classes are held 6 1/2 hours a day, five days a week for nine months in a modern Career-Technical complex with facilities designed especially for this program. All necessary tools for the minimum laboratory experiences will be provided by the College; however, for job placement and the completion of live work, students in this program are required to furnish their own set of tools by the second semester of the program. A complete list of tools will be provided by the program instructor.
This program requires a particular score on the COMPASS test for program entrance. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times, locations, and minimum scores. Applicants must pass a manual dexterity test, and complete an interview. If total enrollment within the department is fewer than 20 students, probationary admission will be granted, in rank order, to applicants who are at least 18 years of age and have completed the tenth grade. Students who are at least 18 years of age, have completed the tenth grade, and meet the College Admission requirements along with additional program entrance requirements may enroll in the certificate program.
The Automotive Technology program at EMCC is designed to meet the needs of local and national industry partners: new car dealerships, independent repair shops, fleet repair shops, truck/equipment repair shops, assembly plants, small engine/ATV repair shops and parts retailers.