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Powertrain Development Technician (APPDT)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Description

In this program, students will develop the knowledge and skills to perform in-car powertrain testing in unique testing environments. Jobs in this area require knowledge of automotive engine and electrical systems and experience with an automotive dynamometer. Students will learn about dynamometer setup and testing including the operation of complex analytical test equipment and test software.

Contact Information

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Automotive Services Department
Advisors
Allen Day

Requirements

(Items marked in orange are available online.)
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 256 Electrical and Electronic Systems 4
MEC 120 3D-Printing: Machine, Process and Innovation 4
WAF 106 Welding Print Reading 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Total 14
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ASV 277 Automotive Powertrain Systems 4
ASV 279 Automotive Dynamometer and Test 4
WAF 200 Layout Theory Welding 3
Elective(s) Math 3
Elective(s) to reach a minimum 60 credits 1
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ASV 135 Facility Operations 3
MST 220 Dynamometer Operations 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Elective(s) Writing/Composition or Speech 3
Total 16
Total Credits Required
60

Footnotes

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

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