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Automotive Training Apprentice Program
A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

The Associate Degree Automotive Training Apprenticeship program combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction to prepare students for careers as automotive technicians. As the automotive industry advances with sophisticated technology and responds to the needs and demands of consumerism and legislation, employment opportunities will continue to increase for technicians who are more highly skilled than mechanics of the past.

Over five to nine semesters, the student completes an associate degree and works in the industry as an automotive technician. The program is demanding, and students must be willing to commit themselves to both work and study.

Students will take the 22 credit hour General Studies Courses, plus either the Day or Evening program coursework.

(Housed in the Applied Technologies Department)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
OPTION 1 - GM -Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP)
FIRST SEMESTER: 19.5 Credit Hours
ATP 101 Introduction to Automotive Technology 5
ATP 102 Electrical/Electronic Systems 1 - Automotive 3
ATP 105 Brakes - Automotive 4.5
ATP 141 Automotive Technology - Coop I 2
HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
Total19.5
SECOND SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours
MTH 104 Intermediate Algebra OR
MTH 135 Introduction to Technical Mathematics* OR
MTH 164 Introduction to Trigonometry AND MTH 165 College Algebra OR
MTH 175 Precalculus Mathematics with Analytic Geometry (or higher)
4
PHY 100 Preparatory Physics OR
PHY 131 Applied Physics I (or higher)
4
ATP 103 Electrical 2 - Automotive 4
ATP 108 Engine Repair - Automotive 4
ATP 142 Automotive Technology - Coop II 2
Total18
SUMMER SEMESTER: 3 Credit Hours
ATP 143 Automotive Technology - Coop III 3
Total 3
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3
ATP 107 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle - Automotive 4
ATP 109 Heating and Air Conditioning - Automotive 3
ATP 144 Automotive Technology - Coop IV 2
Total15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 14 Credit Hours
LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE 3
ATP 106 Steering and Suspension - Automotive 5
ATP 112 Engine Performance - Automotive 4
ATP 145 Automotive Technology - Coop V 2
Total14
TOTAL CREDITS GM -Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP)69.5
OPTION 2 - TOYOTA/Scion/Lexus Technical Educational Network (T-TEN)
FIRST SEMESTER: 17.5 Credit Hours
ATP 101 Introduction to Automotive Technology 5
ATP 102 Electrical/Electronic Systems 1 - Automotive3
ATP 105 Brakes - Automotive 4.5
HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION2
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
Total17.5
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
MTH 104 Intermediate Algebra OR
MTH 135 Introduction to Technical Mathematics* OR
MTH 164 Introduction to Trigonometry AND MTH 165 College Algebra OR
MTH 175 Precalculus Mathematics with Analytic Geometry (or higher)
4
PHY 100 Preparatory Physics OR
PHY 131 Applied Physics I (or higher)
4
ATP 103 Electrical 2 - Automotive 4
ATP 108 Engine Repair - Automotive 4
ATP 140 Automotive Technology Coop Seminar1
Total17
SUMMER SEMESTER: 3 Credit Hours
ATP 143 Automotive Technology - Coop III 3
Total 3
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3
ATP 107 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle - Automotive 4
ATP 109 Heating and Air Conditioning - Automotive3
ATP 104 Emissions Controls, Computer Fuel Systems3
Total16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 14 Credit Hours
LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE 3
ATP 106 Steering and Suspension - Automotive5
ATP 112 Engine Performance - Automotive 4
ATP 145 Automotive Technology - Coop V 2
Total14
TOTAL CREDITS TOYOTA/Scion/Lexus Technical Educational Network (T-TEN)67.5
OPTION 3 - Automotive Training Apprentice Program (A-TAP: A.A.S. EVENING)
FIRST SEMESTER: 9 Credit Hours
ATP 101 Introduction to Automotive Technology5
ATP 140 Automotive Technology Coop Seminar1
ENG 101 College Composition3
Total9
SECOND SEMESTER: 9 Credit Hours
ATP 102 Electrical/Electronic Systems 1 - Automotive 3
MTH 104 Intermediate Algebra OR
MTH 135 Introduction to Technical Mathematics* OR
MTH 164 Introduction to Trigonometry AND MTH 165 OR
MTH 175 Precalculus Mathematics with Analytic Geometry (or higher)
4
ATP 171 Automotive Technology - Coop I2
Total 9
SUMMER SEMESTER: 11.5 Credit Hours
ATP 105 Brakes - Automotive4.5
ATP 103 Electrical 2 - Automotive4
ATP 172 Automotive Technology - Coop II2
HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION1
Total11.5
THIRD SEMESTER: 10 Credit Hours
ATP 106 Steering and Suspension - Automotive5
ATP 173 Automotive Technology - Coop III2
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
Total10
FOURTH SEMESTER: 9 Credit Hours
ATP 109 Heating and Air Conditioning - Automotive3
ATP 174 Automotive Technology - Coop IV2
PHY 100 Preparatory Physics OR PHY 131 Applied Physics OR (higher)4
Total9
SUMMER SEMESTER: 9 Credit Hours
ATP 107 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle - Automotive4
ATP 108 Engine Repair - Automotive4
HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION1
Total9
FIFTH SEMESTER: 6 Credit Hours
ATP 104 Emission Controls, Computer Fuel Systems I Theory3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3
Total6
SIXTH SEMESTER: 7 Credits
ATP 112 Engine Performance - Automotive4
LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE*3
Total7
TOTAL CREDITS AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING APPRENTICE PROGRAM (A-TAP)70.5

* Two years of high school Regents algebra are recommended. Students with math deficiencies have to enroll in an extra preparatory math course(s).

Automotive Training: Apprentice Program (A-TAP: A.A.S., Evening) Its demanding nature means the student must be willing to make a major commitment to both work and study for the three-year period. The apprentice works full time during the day in the industry and attends MCC at night. Classes will be offered during spring, fall, and summer sessions. Graduating on time requires registration in all three semesters.

General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program - (GM-ASEP): This is a two-year, five-semester program. It alternates college instruction with on-the-job GM dealership training. General Motors and Monroe Community College have joined forces to provide appropriate "high tech" instruction and a cooperative work experience at participating GM dealers in the Western New York region. Identification of a sponsoring dealership is part of the acceptance process in this program. A valid New York State driver's license is required for participation in this program.

Toyota/Scion/Lexus Technical Educational Network - (T-TEN): This is a two-year, five-semester program. It combines college instruction with on-the-job Toyota/Scion/Lexus dealership training. Toyota Motor Sales and Monroe Community College are working together to provide this "high tech" instruction and cooperative work experience at participating Toyota/Scion/Lexus dealers in the Western New York State region. Identification of a sponsoring dealership is part of the acceptance process in this program. A valid New York State driver's license is required for participation in this program.

Those wishing more information on the programs listed above should contact the Applied Technologies Department at 585-292-3700, or the Admissions Office at 585-292-2000.
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