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Suffolk County Community College offers an A.A.S. degree in Automotive Technology on its Ammerman Campus in Selden, New York. It is a NATEF certified program that is designed to prepare students for employment as automobile technicians and is intended for those who seek professional careers as employees of automotive service facilites.

Suffolk offers four separate automotive programs. All programs have academic classes, as well as automotive classes, in order to fulfill requirements to obtain an A.A.S. degree.

The programs offered are the Honda PACT program, the Toyota T-TEN program, the General Motors ASEP program, and the General Automotive ATAC I & ATAC II programs.

Today's automobiles are equipped with complex computer and electronic systems.  To succeed, technicians need to be highly trained, skilled professionals who are competent in math, science and computer technology. Communication and management skills are equally important for success in the field.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of automotive service technicians is projected to grow six percent from 2016 to 2026. ** The number of vehicles in use is expected to continue to rise. More entry-level service technicians will be needed to perform basic maintenance and repair, such as replacing brake pads and changing oil, on these vehicles. Increased adaptation of new technologies, such as electric vehicles, can present additional opportunities for knowledgeable and certified professionals.

If you're looking to get on the road with one of today's hottest careers, get behind the wheel of the Automotive Technology Program at Suffolk.

**U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015, www.bls.gov, viewed June 2016.

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Ammerman
HEGIS Code - 5306, CIP Code - 47.0604

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: AUTO-AAS
 

     The Automotive Service Specialist program is designed to prepare automotive technicians for responsible positions with dealerships or repair centers and is certified by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF). Students can choose from among the following: GM-ASEP, for either General Motors dealerships or AC Delco repair centers; Honda PACT, for Honda or Acura dealerships; and ATAC, for all other manufacturers' dealerships or independent shops. Students enrolled in the Automotive Service Specialist program will be required to complete work based learning hours as specified by NATEF and manufacturer program requirements.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     All students applying to the Automotive Service Specialist A.A.S. program will be required to attend a mandatory program information session and must take the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) unless approved for a waiver. This full-time program starts each year in the fall only and admission is competitive. Entering students must have completed Integrated Algebra or equivalent in high school; continuing students must have completed MAT007 or its equivalent. Students in the Automotive Service Specialist program will be required to have a valid driver’s license; violations resulting in points on a driver’s license abstract may impact a student’s ability to complete program cooperative course requirements. 

FIRST SEMESTER: 14.5 credits Credits
  COL101: College Seminar 1
AUT105: Automotive Portfolio I 0.5
AUT112: Integrated Automotive Systems 3
AUT113: Automotive Electricity and Electronics I 3
AUT117: Automotive Braking Systems 3
  MAT111: Algebra II or higher 4

SECOND SEMESTER: 16.5 credits Credits
AUT118: Computer Systems and Fuel Delivery 3
AUT123: Automotive Steering and Suspension Systems 3
AUT124: Automotive Electricity and Electronics II 3
AUT125: Automotive Portfolio II 0.5
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4

SUMMER SESSION: 2 credits Credits
AUT150: Automotive Cooperative 2

THIRD SEMESTER: 15.5 credits Credits
AUT205: Automotive Portfolio III 0.5
AUT226: Fuel Injection and Emission Systems 3
AUT234: Engine Theory and Overhaul 3
AUT236: Automotive Service Productivity and Efficiency 3
  Social Sciences Elective 3
  English Elective 3

FOURTH SEMESTER: 15.5 credits Credits
AUT222: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AUT225: Automotive Portfolio IV 0.5
AUT241: Manual Transmissions and Drivetrain Systems 3
AUT243: Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Systems 3
  Humanities Elective 3
* Restricted Automotive or Business Elective 3

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED 64

* To be selected from AUT111, ACC101 or appropriate Business elective.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
  NOTE: While students will not be prohibited from pursuing the program, students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal conviction may impede their ability to complete requirements of the program. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the program coordinator or academic chair. Please refer to the following procedure for additional information.
Ammerman
HEGIS Code - 5306, CIP Code - 47.0604

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: TOYT-AAS
 

     The Toyota T-TEN Automotive Service program is a two-year associate degree designed to prepare students for a career in a Toyota or Lexus dealership. This rigorous program is heavily lab based and includes 1,200 hours of automotive class work as well as general education requirements. Students will be required to complete 640 hours of cooperative learning at a sponsoring Toyota or Lexus dealership. Completion of the T-TEN program requires the student to pass at least two (2) Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     All students applying to the Toyota T-TEN Automotive Service A.A.S. program will be required to attend a mandatory program information session and must take the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) unless approved for a waiver. This full-time program starts each year in the fall only and admission is competitive. Entering students must have completed Integrated Algebra or equivalent in high school; continuing students must have completed MAT007 or its equivalent. Students in the Toyota T-TEN Automotive Service program will be required to have a valid driver’s license; violations resulting in points on a driver’s license abstract may impact a student’s ability to complete program cooperative course requirements.

FIRST SEMESTER: 14.5 credits Credits
  COL101: College Seminar 1
TYT110: Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
TYT120: Toyota Portfolio/Practicum I .5
TYT161: Automotive Electricity and Electronics I 3
TYT162: Automotive Electricity and Electronics II 3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  Physical Education 1

SECOND SEMESTER: 15.5-16.5 credits Credits
TYT141: Automotive Suspension and Steering 3
TYT151: Automotive Brakes 3
TYT171: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 3
TYT230: Toyota Portfolio/Practicum II .5
  Mathematics Elective 3-4
  English Elective 3

SUMMER SESSION: 2 credits Credits
TYT150: Automotive Cooperative 2

THIRD SEMESTER: 15.5 credits Credits
TYT211: Automotive Engine Repair 3
TYT240: Toyota Portfolio/Practicum III .5
TYT281: Engine Performance I 3
TYT282: Engine Performance II 3
  Social Sciences Elective 3
  Humanities Elective 3

FOURTH SEMESTER: 14.5 credits Credits
TYT221: Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 3
TYT231: Manual Transmission and Drivetrain 3
TYT250: Toyota Portfolio/Practicum IV .5
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  Social Sciences Elective 3
  Physical Education 1

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED 62

These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
  NOTE: While students will not be prohibited from pursuing the program, students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal conviction may impede their ability to complete requirements of the program. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the program coordinator or academic chair. Please refer to the following procedure for additional information.
Ammerman
HEGIS Code - 5306, CIP Code - 47.0604

Program Learning Outcomes
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Curriculum Code: AMLR-CERT
 

     The Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Certificate is a one-year program that prepares students as entry level automotive technicians for positions in independent repair shops, dealerships and franchise automotive facilities. This program covers the entry level tasks and knowledge required to succeed in the workplace. Students who successfully complete the Automotive and Light Repair certificate program will be able to apply the credits to Suffolk County Community College’s Automotive Service Specialist, A.A.S. degree program. Students interested in applying to the A.A.S. degree program should strongly consider taking academic coursework in addition to the MLR required courses.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     All students applying to the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair certificate program will be required to attend a mandatory program information session. Students in the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair program will be required to have a valid driver’s license; violations resulting in points on a driver’s license abstract may impact a student’s ability to complete program cooperative course requirements. 

FIRST SEMESTER: 13.5 credits Credits
  COL101: College Seminar 1
AUT105: Automotive Portfolio I .5
AUT111: Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 3
AUT112: Integrated Automotive Systems 3
AUT113: Automotive Electricity and Electronics I 3
AUT117: Automotive Braking Systems 3

SECOND SEMESTER: 12.5 credits Credits
AUT118: Computer Systems and Fuel Delivery 3
AUT123: Automotive Steering and Suspension Systems 3
AUT124: Automotive Electricity and Electronics II 3
AUT125: Automotive Portfolio II .5
* Restricted Automotive or Business Elective 3

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED 26

* To be selected from AUT236, AUT246, ACC101 or appropriate Business elective.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
  NOTE: While students will not be prohibited from pursuing the program, students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal conviction may impede their ability to complete requirements of the program. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the program coordinator or academic chair. Please refer to the following procedure for additional information.
Program Learning Outcomes provide you with an overview of the skills and knowledge you will attain after graduating from the Suffolk County Community College's degree or certificate programs.
 

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