2018-2019 Automotive Test Technician (APATT)

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/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/mta.php