Automotive Master Technician A.S. Degree (09003.AS)
School of Agriculture and Industrial Technology
The Merced College Automotive Technology program provides students with skills required for efficient diagnosis, maintenance and repair of current automobiles and automobile systems. The program is recognized and certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program. The automotive program instructors are ASE certified. The Merced College Automotive program is also certified by the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) to teach the Basic and Enhanced Clean Air Car Courses.
Merced College Automotive Technology offers students training in theory and practice in all automotive systems. Upon successful completion of the program, students are qualified for placement as technicians in the automotive repair industry. Students may apply units earned by successful completion of Automotive Technology courses to one or more specific certificates and/or an Associate of Arts Degree in Automotive Technology.
The Automotive Master Technician Associate Science Degree is available for students who successfully complete the graduation requirements and complete the following program. For successful completion, a student must complete the requirements with a minimum grade of a “C” (or P) in each course with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
A. Develop safe work habits with the use of automotive service tools and equipment extending to the advanced level.
B. Collect automotive service and diagnostic information with the use of computerized tools and resources extending to advanced level systems.
C. Inspect automotive components and systems for proper operation extending to the advanced level.
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Program Core: (52 Units)
AUTO-04 Automotive Mechanics
AUTO-32 Wheel Alignment and Suspension
AUTO-33 Automotive Brake Systems
AUTO-36 Automotive Manual Transmissions and Drive Trains
AUTO-41 Automotive Engines
AUTO-42 Automotive Electrical Systems
AUTO-43 Automotive Fuel Systems
AUTO-44 Automotive Air Conditioning, Heating System, Cooling Systems
AUTO-46 Automatic Transmissions
AUTO-47 Engine Performance
AUTO-52 Introduction to Electrified Vehicles
AUTO-55 Automotive Emissions Level 1 and 2 Training
AUTO-56 Advanced Diagnosis and Repair in Automotive Technology
AUTO-63 Basic Auto Electronics for Technicians
AUTO-66 Automotive Parts and Service Advising
Major Total: (52 units)
Completion of MCCD-GE Breadth: (23 units)
Elective (as needed to reach 60 units) Units: (0 Units)
Total Degree Units: (75 Units)
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