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The Automotive Technology Program prepares students for entry level jobs as automobile repair technicians. It was developed in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ projections of the need for automobile service technicians in Washington, DC and the surrounding area.
The program combines shop, classroom, and internship instruction and requires student to complete 69 semester credits. Of the 69 semester credits, 25 credits are general education and required courses, 44 credits are automotive courses. Students have the option of substituting three automotive courses with three diesel mechanics courses which would prepare them to specialize in transit bus repair.
Full-time students can complete the A.A.S. Automotive Technology program in two years and will be prepared to obtain employment as entry-level automotive repair technicians or entry level trans bus repair technicians. They will also be eligible to take the Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) examinations after one year’s experience. A.S.E. examinations certify automotive technicians in eight specific areas. The UDC-CC program will prepare students for certification in six of these areas: brakes, electrical/electronics, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, and steering and suspension.
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