Transportation Technologies (APOETT)

Associate in Applied Science

In this AAS degree, students have a choice to follow any of three different specialty tracks that will prepare them for employment in the transportation industry. This option can be selected if an associate's degree is required for employment or advancement in a field. Each track features a variety of application level classes where students perform lab-oriented practice for the required skills in the automotive service related, auto body repair or motorcycle service fields. Students will learn using the latest technology, methods and tooling in their area of concentration.

Students will select a specialized track in one of the following areas, each of which has its own associated certificated program(s): Auto Service, Auto Body or Motorcycle Service. The program prepares the student for the State of Michigan Mechanics Certification tests as well as the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification Exams. Meet with a divisional advisor or faculty.

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2020-21

2020-2021 Academic Requirements

 

In this AAS degree, students have a choice to follow any of three different specialty tracks that will prepare them for employment in the transportation industry. This option can be selected if an associate's degree is required for employment or advancement in a field. Each track features a variety of application level classes where students perform lab-oriented practice for the required skills in the automotive service related, auto body repair or motorcycle service fields. Students will learn using the latest technology, methods and tooling in their area of concentration.

Students will select a specialized track in one of the following areas, each of which has its own associated certificated program(s): Auto Service, Auto Body or Motorcycle Service. The program prepares the student for the State of Michigan Mechanics Certification tests as well as the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification Exams. Meet with a divisional advisor or faculty.

Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; Academic Math Level 3
Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Transportation Technologies
Advisors
Allen Day
Shawn Deron
Robert Lowing
Justin Morningstar
Tim VanSchoick
Niki Lee

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Select a concentration for requirements and total credits required for program.

Concentrations

First Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ABR 111   Introduction to Auto Body Repair 4
ABR 112   Introduction to Automotive Refinishing 4
ABR 114    Applied Auto Body Welding 2
Elective(s)   Writing/Composition 3
Elective(s)   Math 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ABR 113   Estimating and Shop Operations 4
ABR 119   The Art of Metal Shaping 2
ABR 123   Technical Auto Body Repair 4
ABR 124   Technical Automotive Refinishing 4
    Restricted Elective(s): Select a minimum of 2 credits from ABR 116, ABR 130, ABR 231, MST 106, or MST 230. 2
Total 16
Third Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ABR 140   Aluminum Welding for Automotive Applications 4
ABR 135 or Collision-Related Mechanical and Electrical Repairs  
ABR 130   Automotive Maintenance 4
    Restricted Elective(s): Select a minimum of 2 credits from ABR 116, ABR 130, ABR 231, MST 106, or MST 230. 2
Elective(s)   Writing/Composition or Communication 3
Elective(s)   Arts and Humanities 3
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ABR 201   Lightweighting Composite Repair 4
    Restricted Elective(s): Select a minimum of 2 credits from ABR 116, ABR 130, ABR 231, MST 106, or MST 230. 2
Elective(s)   Natural Sciences 3
Elective(s)   Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 12
Total Credits Required
60
First Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ASV 130   Automotive Maintenance 4
ASV 131   Automotive Electrical 4
    Restricted Electives: Select a minimum of 2 credits from ABR 111, ABR 114, ASV 174, ASV 269, ASV 270, ASV 277, ASV 279, CST 185, MST 110, MTT 102, or WAF 105. 2
Elective(s)   Math 3
Elective(s)   Writing/Composition 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ASV 132   Automotive Engines 4
ASV 133   Automotive Fuel Systems 4
ASV 134   Automotive Transmissions 4
ASV 135   Facility Operations 3
    Restricted Elective(s): Select a minimum of 2 credits from ABR 140 or WAF 103. 2
Total 17
Third Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ASV 254   Suspension and Steering 2
ASV 255   Brakes 2
ASV 256   Electrical and Electronic Systems 4
ASV 258   Engine Drivability 2
Elective(s)   Writing/Composition or Communication 3
Elective(s)   Arts and Humanities 3
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ASV 251   Engine Diagnosis and Repair 2
ASV 257   Heating and Air Conditioning Systems 2
ASV 266   Advanced Transmissions 2
Elective(s)   Natural Sciences 3
Elective(s)   Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 12
 
Total Credits Required
61
First Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
MST 110   Motorcycle Service Technology I 4
ABR 114  or Applied Auto Body Welding   
WAF 105   Introduction to Welding Processes 2
    Restricted Elective(s):  Select a minimum of 4 credits from ABR 119, ABR 201, ASV 130, MST 106, or MST 112. 4
Elective(s)   Writing/Composition 3
Elective(s)   Math 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
MST 120   Motorcycle Service Technology II 4
MST 130   Motorcycle Service Technology III 4
MTT 102 or Machining for the Technologies  
MST 230   Advanced Motorcycle Fabrication 2
    Restricted Elective(s): Select a minimum of 2 credits from ABR 119, ABR 201, ASV 130, MST 106, or MST 112. 2
ABR 140  or Aluminum Welding for Automotive Applications  
WAF 103   Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2
Total 14
Third Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
MST 140   Motorcycle Service Technology IV 4
MST 220   Dynamometer Operations 4
    Restricted Elective(s): Select a minimum of 2 credits from ABR 119, ABR 201, ASV 130, MST 106, or MST 112. 2
Elective(s)   Writing/Composition or Communication 3
Elective(s)   Arts and Humanities 3
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
MST 210   Performance Engine Technology 4
MST 225   Advanced Dynamometer Tuning Systems 4
Elective(s)   Natural Sciences 3
Elective(s)   Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 14
 
Total Credits Required
60