Automotive Technology (Global Option), 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 in 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--Fiat/Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Career Automotive Opportunity (CAP Local), and three 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.

The Global option covers a wide range of automotive makes and models, including a Chrysler-affiliated opportunity.  Job opportunities for an Automotive Service Professional can include a dealership, independent repair facility, fleet, corporate, or government agency.  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.  Global options are available full-time weekdays and part-time weeknights and/or Friday/Saturday, with starts throughout the year.  However, please see the program coordinator for the preferred class sequence.  Some courses may be offered in alternate semesters only.  Courses may be taken in any sequence as long as prerequisites are met.  Students who choose this curriculum and want to transfer to a four-year institution should check with the program coordinator and/or academic advisor.

The Global Automotive program at CCBC Catonsville is nationally accredited by the ASE Education Foundation to the Master Automotive Service Technician level (MAST).

Program objectives

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

  1. successfully complete ASE testing for Master Technician Certification;
  2. diagnose and repair engines and related systems;
  3. diagnose and repair transmissions and related systems;
  4. diagnose and repair brakes and related systems;
  5. diagnose and repair steering and suspension systems and their related systems;
  6. diagnose and repair HVAC systems and related systems; and
  7. 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 (Global Option) covers a wide range of automotive makes and models, including a Chrysler affiliated opportunity.  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

260

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.