Automotive Test Technician (APATT)

Associate in Applied Science

In this program you will learn about the exciting technology-filled world of data acquisition processes used in automotive testing. You will learn the skills to fabricate and instrument-testing systems used for transportation development. You will utilize Washtenaw Community College's updated facilities to learn about technology rich topics such as chassis dynamometer testing and carbon fiber part construction. The skills you will acquire from this program will launch your career in one of our region's many research and development facilities.

This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2018-19 | 2019-20 | 2020-21

2020-2021 Academic Requirements

 

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.

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Transportation Technologies
Advisors
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 109   Welding Safety and OSHA Regulations 2
Elective(s)   Writing/Composition 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ASV 256   Electrical and Electronic Systems 4
Elective(s)   Arts and Humanities 3
CST 185   Local and Mobile Networking Essentials 4
    Restricted Electives select a minimum of 4 credits: ABR 111, ABR 140, ASV 174, ASV 251, ASV 257, ASV 269, ASV 279, MST 110, MTT 102, or WAF 103 4
Total 15
Third Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ASV 277   Automotive Powertrain Systems 4
Elective(s)   Math 3
Elective(s)   Writing/Composition or Communication 3
Elective(s)   Natural Sciences 3
Total 13
Fourth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ABR 201   Lightweighting Composite Repair 4
ASV 270   Automotive Test and Development 4
Elective(s)   Social and Behavioral Science 3
    Restricted Electives to reach minimum 60 credits: ABR 111, ABR 140, ASV 174, ASV 251, ASV 257, ASV 269, ASV 279, MST 110, MST 220, MTT 102, WAF 103 6
Total 17
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 for more information: www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/mta.php