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Automotive Technology Program

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
AUT121  Automotive Service Skills
AUT122  Automotive Systems and Engine Applications
AUT123  Engine Diagnosis and Major Service
ENG124  College Composition
AUT124  Vehicle Chassis Systems
AUT125  Automotive Electrical and Accessory Systems
AUT126  Automotive HVAC Systems
MTH106  Math for Technology
PHL122  Ethics
AUT221  Fuel and Emissions Management Systems
AUT222  Engine Systems performance Diagnosis
AUT223  Advanced Automotive Electronics
AUT227  Computerized Vehicle Control
BUS122  Basic Economics
AUT225  Automotive Drivetrain I
AUT226  Automotive Drivetrain II
AUT233  Automotive Diagnostics Applications
AUT427  Alternative Fuels and Advanced Automotive Systems
ENG221  Technical Report Writing
Technical Elective

TOTAL CREDITS 60-63

The Stark State College automotive technology two-year associate’s degree program, one of the top programs in Ohio, is designed to give students a solid foundation in the automotive technical skills and the academic classes needed to quickly advance in their automotive careers. With an emphasis placed on technology, academics, and hands-on application, the student progresses through a logical sequence of courses that includes domestic and import vehicles.

Graduates of Stark State’s automotive technology program will receive an associate degree in applied science.

Automotive Technology Center
5600 Whipple Avenue NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720
330-494-6170
Directions

 

Skilled service technicians are increasingly in demand, and you’ll learn hands-on skills that can be applied while you’re in the program and immediately upon graduation for a productive career in the automotive service industry.

DEGREE EARNED
Associate of applied science in automotive technology

CERTIFICATE OPTIONS 
The automotive one-year certificate covers the core automotive courses and will quickly prepare you for a productive career in the automotive service and repair industry. The certificate is stackable toward the two-year automotive technology degree.
The comprehensive automotive technology certificate contains the core automotive courses and allows for a flexible one- or two-year completion based on your time frame. The certificate is stackable toward the two-year automotive technology degree.
The automotive maintenance and light repair career enhancement certificate offers the first six classes of the automotive curriculum, stackable toward a one-year automotive certificate or the two-year degree. This certificate quickly prepares you to enter the job market at an automotive service facility.
The automotive transmission and driveline career enhancement certificate gets you ready for a productive career as an automotive transmission and driveline specialist and is stackable toward a one-year automotive certificate or the two-year degree.
The CAT lift truck career enhancement certificate is designed to ready you for a career as a service technician at a Caterpillar lift truck dealership. The Caterpillar-specific curriculum, produced by MCFA, provides Caterpillar lift truck’s core certification courses. This certificate is stackable into the one-year automotive certificate or the two-year degree.
The Honda PACT career enhancement certificate is designed to prepare you for a career as a service technician at a Honda/Acura dealership. The Honda PACT curriculum combines Stark State NATEF-accredited automotive classes and Honda-specific curriculum produced by American Honda Motor Company, Inc. and provide Honda’s core certification modules. This certificate is stackable into the one-year automotive certificate or the two-year degree.

WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• new car dealerships
• independent repair shops
• private and government fleets
• automotive repair shop entrepreneurship

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A(N) 
• automotive technician
• auto mechanic
• service advisor
• service manager
• fleet maintenance technician

PROGRAM-RELATED SCHOLARSHIPS 
Cain Trust
Canton Carnival of Wheels scholarship
Automotive Engineering Technology Endowed Scholarship
Bridgestone – Firestone Automotive Engineering Technology Endowed Scholarship
Stark County Auto Dealers Award (SCADA)
Greater Cleveland Auto Dealers Association Annual Automotive Scholarship

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT 
Ken Buie
Department Chair, Automotive and Transportation Technology
330-494-6170, Ext. 4183
kbuie@starkstate.edu