Careers in the automotive service industry are in high demand. Our Associate of Science degree in Automotive Technology offers you all the technical training and the academic course work you need to find an exciting job and build a rewarding career.
Our two-year degree program is built around our hands-on automotive lab experience where you will work on real life automotive problems in a real shop atmosphere. Our live work approach lets you apply skills and build knowledge by performing work on vehicles needing repair. High-tech training is grouped with course work that explores the operation of automotive systems and engine repair, including; electrical, brakes, steering and suspension, automatic and manual transmissions, heating and cooling, and engine performance. Along the way you will receive individual instruction from our experienced faculty and enjoy a small class size.
As a graduate, you will be prepared to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) technician certification exam.
Our Automotive Technology Program has a partnership with the following businesses
|ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY|
|AUTO106N||Internal Combustion Engine||2||3||3|
|AUTO113N||Automotive Electricity & Wiring||2||3||3|
|AUTO121N||Automotive Service and Maintenance*||2||4||4|
|MATH103N||Topics in Applied College Mathematics -OR-||3||0||3|
|General Education Core Elective||3/4|
|AUTO114N||Automotive Suspension and Steering||2||4||4|
|AUTO115N||Advanced Automotive Electricity/Electronics||2||3||3|
|AUTO122N||Automotive Brake Systems||2||4||4|
|General Education Core Requirement: English/Communications||3||0||3|
|AUTO210N||Engine Performance I||2||3||3|
|AUTO226N||Automotive Power Trains||2||4||4|
|PHYS101N||Physical Science I||3||2||4|
|AUTO210N||Engine Performance II||2||3||3|
|AUTO221N||Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning||2||3||3|
|AUTO228N||Automotive Engine Repair: A Capstone Experience||2||6||4|
|General Education Core Requirement: Behavioral Social Science -OR-
General Education Core Requirement: History & Political Science
|ARTS140N||Welding and Metal Craft -OR-||1||4||3|
|General Education Core: Humanities/Fine Arts OR Global Awareness||3||0||3|
|Total 62/63 Credits|
**A student must earn a "C" or better to achieve a passing grade in this course.
*This course may be waived by ACCUPLACER test score or by Math Department placement exam. These credits do not count towards graduation.
Upon the completion of the degree in Automotive Technology, graduates will be able to:
- Evaluate, diagnose, and repair various automotive systems using NATEF guidelines.
- Use technology and basic scientific principles for research and problem solving.
- Employ effective written and oral communication skills.
- Employ effective technical writing skills.
- Utilize mathematical logic and analysis for problem solving.
- Understand the connections between individuals and society.
- Have the ability to achieve ASE Master Certification.
- Perform reading skills at the college level.
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.
In addition, the graduate will be able to demonstrate competency in the general education outcomes.
NCC Automotive Tech: Not Your Average Auto Program
Enthusiasts looking to hone their automotive skills have their pick of training programs, but there are a few things that set the program at NCC apart.
“We do live work on real cars, with real problems, not ‘canned projects,’” said Tim Hogan, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for Automotive Technology. He said in the end the cars are “really fixed.”
The other element is that Hogan and fellow instructor Ben Wagstaff both race. “That brings a whole different level to how we look at cars or motorcycles. We are into the performance side as much if not more than the diagnostic and repair part of it,” Hogan said.
Fixing cars, trucks, motorcycles, minibikes, and snowmobiles is what they do for fun.
In terms of job prospects, Hogan said there are now more than 400 openings in the State for skilled workers. “We work with (New Hampshire Automotive Dealership Association) to place our students into those jobs,” he said. Students may also be placed in a Powersports shop.
Pictured right: Tim Hogan, left, and Ben Wagstaff.