2017-2018 Powertrain Development Technician (APPDT)

Powertrain Development Technician (APPDT)

Associate in Applied Science Degree


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

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 3 - 4
Total 15 - 16
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ASV 256   Electrical and Electronic Systems 4
MEC 101   3D Modeling and Blueprint Reading 2
WAF 106   Welding Print Reading 3
Elective(s)   Computer and Information Literacy 3
Elective(s)   Natural Sciences 4
Total 16
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 4
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)   Speech 3
Total 16
Total Credits Required
62 - 63


*Students may elect to take the following optional courses in Semester 5 to meet MTA:
-Arts and Humanities Elective (3 credits)
-Natural Science Elective (3-4 credits)
-Social Science Elective (3 credits)