Automotive Technology

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Program Information

Suffolk County Community College offers multiple certificate and A.A.S. degree options
in Automotive Technology and Automotive Business on its Ammerman Campus in Selden,
New York. Suffolk’s automotive programs are accredited by the National Institute for
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education foundation and are designed to prepare
students for employment as automobile technicians and personnel in local new car dealerships,
franchise and independent repair facilities.

Suffolk’s automotive program is among the best in the nation and is partnered with
manufacturers and industry associations including Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors,
Honda, Hunter Engineering, NC3, Nissan, Snap-On Tools, Subaru, Tesla and Toyota. These
partnerships allow Suffolk automotive students the opportunity to earn valuable industry
certifications while enrolled in the program.

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.

Program and Course Information

Program

Campus

Day/Evening

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 Automotive
Service Excellence (ASE). 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 ASE 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
Algebra I 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 .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 .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 .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 .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
Algebra I 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
Gainful Employment Disclosure
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.

Ammerman
HEGIS Code – 5306, CIP Code – 52.1907

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: AUTB-AAS
 

     The Automotive Business, A.A.S. program is designed to prepare the student for
non-technician careers in the automotive industry. This program prepares the student
for positions in automotive sales, leasing, finance, marketing, parts, service, management
and customer service. The courses of study covers vehicle maintenance and light repair
coupled with business, management and marketing courses as needed to become a well-rounded
graduate prepared for the automotive business sector.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     All students applying to the Automotive Business A.A.S. program will be required
to attend a mandatory program information session and must take the College Computerized
Placement Test (CPT) unless approved for a waiver. Entering students must have completed
Integrated Algebra or equivalent in high school; continuing students must have completed
MAT007 or its equivalent. This is a full-time program and admission is competitive.
Students in the Automotive Business 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: 14.5-15.5 credits Credits
AUT105: Automotive Portfolio I .5
AUT112: Integrated Automotive Systems 3
AUT113: Automotive Electricity and Electronics I 3
AUT117: Automotive Braking Systems 3
  COL101: College Seminar or BUS115: College/Workplace Skills Seminar 1
  Mathematics Elective 3-4
  Physical Education Elective 1

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 .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 .5
AUT236: Automotive Service Productivity and Efficiency 3
BUS117: Business Communications 3
  English Elective 3
  Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
 *♦ Restricted Automotive or Business Elective 3

FOURTH SEMESTER: 15.5 credits Credits
AUT225: Automotive Portfolio IV .5
AUT246: Automotive Dealership Structure and Functions 3
BUS109: Supervision: Concepts and Practices 3
  Humanities Elective 3
MKT216: Principles of Sales 3
  Social Sciences Elective 3

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED 64

* To be selected from AUT111, Accounting elective, Business elective, Marketing elective, or Retail 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 – 52.1907
Program Learning Outcomes
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Curriculum Code: AUTB-CERT
 

     The Automotive Business Certificate is a one-year program designed to prepare
the student for non­ technician careers in the automotive industry. This program prepares
the student for positions in automotive sales, leasing, finance, marketing, parts,
service, management and customer service. The courses of study cover business, management
and marketing courses as needed to become a well-rounded graduate prepared for the
automotive business sector. This program is designed for a student with automotive
experience and/or prior automotive education with the goal of enriching their automotive
career path and improving job outlook.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     All students applying to the Automotive Business certificate program will be
required to attend a mandatory automotive program information session. This program
is offered both part-time and full-time and admission is competitive. Students in
the Automotive Business Certificate 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: 12.5 credits Credits
 ♦ AUT205: Automotive Portfolio III .5
AUT236: Automotive Service Productivity and Efficiency 3
BUS109: Supervision Concepts and Practices 3
* Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
**♦ Restricted Automotive or Business Elective 3

SECOND SEMESTER: 12.5 credits Credits
AUT225: Automotive Portfolio IV .5
AUT246: Automotive Dealership Structure and Functions 3
BUS117: Business Communications 3
MKT216: Principles of Sales 3
**♦ Restricted Automotive or Business Elective 3

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED 25

* It is recommended students take ENG101 as the Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective to enroll in BUS117 the following semester.
** To be selected from AUT111, or an Accounting, Business, Marketing, or Retail 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 degree or
certificate programs.

 

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