Automotive Technology (Manufacturer-Specific Options), Associate of Applied Science

The mission of the Automotive Technology Program at CCBC is to prepare students for successful employment or advancement as automotive technicians. The Automotive Program awards a Certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. The A.A.S. degree can be achieved through any one of four pathways.  Those pathways include a Global option which covers a wide range of automotive makes and models, including a Chrysler-affiliated opportunity, and two other Manufacturer-Specific options including Ford, General Motors, and Nissan.  The Automotive Technology program provides students with state-of-the-art automotive service and repair techniques. Technical training is provided in the classroom and in the lab on CCBC vehicles.

These Manufacturer-Specific options, designed in cooperation with either General Motors and the Maryland General Motors Dealerships, Ford Motor Company and the Maryland Ford Motor Company Dealerships, Nissan North America and the Maryland Nissan Dealerships, or the Chrysler-affiliated opportunity within the Global option and the Fiat/Chrysler Automobile Dealerships lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program alternates college instruction with on-the-job dealership training. These two-year Cooperative Education (Co-op) programs are designed for individuals who have a career interest in the automotive service industry. Students must meet specific requirements of admission. An A.A.S. degree is awarded to students who have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and complete the listed course pattern.  Students who choose this curriculum and want to transfer to a four-year institution should check with the program coordinator and/or academic advisor.

All Automotive Technology programs at CCBC Catonsville are nationally accredited by the ASE Education Foundation to the Master Automotive Service Technician level (MAST).

The course sequence listed refers to the following manufacturer-specific options:

  • General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) Automotive Technology
  • Ford Motor Company Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) Automotive Technology
  • Nissan Technician Training Academy (NTTA) Automotive Technology

All manufacturer-specific programs start in the fall and run full time continuously in eight-week sessions.  Global options are available full time weekdays and part time weeknights and/or Friday/Saturday, with starts throughout the year.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this degree option, students will be able to:

1.     successfully complete ASE testing for Master Technician Certification;

2.     successfully complete manufacturer-specific certification requirements;

3.     diagnose and repair engines and related systems;

4.     diagnose and repair transmissions and related systems;

5.     diagnose and repair brakes and related systems;

6.     diagnose and repair steering and suspension systems and their related systems;

7.     diagnose and repair HVAC systems and related systems; and

8.     diagnose and repair electrical and electronics and related systems.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree 70*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Short Session 1

Semester 3

Semester 4

Short Session 2

Important Information

Short Description

This curriculum prepares individuals for employment in the automotive repair industry and/or enhances their service and repair skills. The Automotive Technology Program Manufacturer-Specific options include Ford, General Motors, Nissan, and a Chrysler-affiliated opportunity within the Global option. The Automotive Technology program provides students with state-of-the-art automotive service and repair techniques. Technical training is provided in the classroom and in the lab on CCBC vehicles.

All Automotive Technology programs at CCBC Catonsville are nationally accredited by the ASE Education Foundation to the Master Automotive Service technician level (MAST).

Type of Credential

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program Code

252 - General Motors ASEP, 254 - Ford ASSET, 264 - Nissan

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinators:

General Motors ASEP at CCBC Catonsville
Harold Babb, 443-840-4680 or hbabb@ccbcmd.edu

Ford Motor Company ASSET at CCBC Catonsville
Tony Prescott, 443-840-4360 or aprescott@ccbcmd.edu

Nissan NTTA at CCBC Catonsville
Kevin McCauley, 443-840-4471 or kmccauley@ccbcmd.edu

Global Automotive Technology, including a Chrysler Affiliated Opportunity and/or Automotive Certificate programs at CCBC Catonsville
Ryan Washington, 443-840-4969 or rwashington2@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Courses Needed for This Program*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 18 Credits

General Education Requirements:

Program Requirements and Electives - 52 Credits

Program Requirements:

Note

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.