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Automotive Test Technician (APATT)

Associate in Applied Science Degree


In this program, students will be introduced to the test and data acquisition processes used in automotive testing. Students will learn to assemble and disassemble components for automotive testing. Diagnosis, maintenance and proper operation of complex data acquisition equipment are essential. Students will learn to monitor and calibrate testing instruments. Job possibilities include working in a crash lab or other testing facility.

Contact Information

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Automotive Services Department
Allen Day
Julie N. (Niki) Lee


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First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ASV 131 Automotive Electrical 4
ASV 132 Automotive Engines 4
MTT 102 Machining for the Technologies 2
WAF 105 Introduction to Welding Processes 2
Elective(s) Writing/Composition 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ASV 135 Facility Operations 3
ASV 256 Electrical and Electronic Systems 4
MEC 101 3D Modeling and Blueprint Reading 2
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) to reach minimum 60 credits 3
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ASV 277 Automotive Powertrain Systems 4
WAF 139 Basic Metal Fabrication 3
Elective(s) Math 3
Elective(s) Writing/Composition or Communication 3
Total 13
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ASV 270 Automotive Test and Development 4
ABR 201 Lightweighting Composite Repair 4
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Elective(s) credits to reach a minimum of 60 credits 3
Total 17
Total Credits Required


*Students may elect to take optional courses in Semester 5 to meet MTA. Please refer to the WCC MTA Transfer Agreement web page for more information: www.wccnet.edu/services/transferresources/mta/

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