Automotive Technology

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Automotive Technology, with its highly trained and certified professional faculty, is dedicated to instructing students in the operation, diagnosis and repair of the complex systems of the modern automobile.

The Automotive Technology program is accredited by: National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, 13505 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA 20171, phone: (703) 713-0100

Automotive Technology offers one certificate and two degree options designed to prepare the student for a career in this field. Within the degree options the student may pursue an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) or an Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree.

The student may also choose a program that is manufacturer specific. C-GCC is currently affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales and offers the Toyota Technical Education Network (T-TEN) program. This program is designed to provide specific training on the Toyota/Lexus product.

C-GCC also offers a college-based program. This general program provides training in the repair of many different vehicles and systems which leads to employment at new car dealerships, independent repair facilities, and fleet repair operations.

NOTE: Students are required to attend an information session for acceptance into the Automotive program.

NOTE: All students taking Automotive Technology courses (Auxxx) are required to attend mandatory orientation sessions held in August and January. Students will be given the date of the orientation session at the time of registration or they may contact the Automotive Technology Department by phone or email if it is not available at the time of registration.

NOTE: Students wishing to pursue the Toyota option must complete special admission requirements.

NOTE: All students attending automotive courses are required to have a basic set of hand tools. See the web site for a list of tools.

Beginning Fall 2013: Only students matriculated in the Automotive Technology program are allowed to take courses with the prefix “AU”

Choose one of the links below for detailed program information from the college catalog.*

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (A.A.S.)

This program trains students in the repair of the modern vehicle without focusing on one specific manufacturer. It is a general program that allows graduates the opportunity to work at specific dealerships, independent repair centers, or fleet repair facilities.

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (A.O.S.)

This program trains students in the repair of the modern automobile without focusing on one specific manufacturer. It is a general program, allowing graduates the opportunity to work at specific dealerships, independent repair centers, and/or fleet repair facilities.

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (CERT.)

This certificate is designed to provide entry-level skills for those students interested in immediate employment in this trade area. This program is the first year of the two-year degree option. Students have the opportunity to return at a later date to complete the second year of the degree program without losing credit for work successfully completed.

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: T-TEN (A.O.S)

The Toyota T-TEN program prepares qualified students as entry-level technicians for Toyota/Scion or Lexus vehicles. Students are prepared through extensive hands-on lab activities the student practices advanced automotive theory with practical classroom applications and direct paid internship employment with Toyota/Scion or Lexus dealership experiences, working alongside qualified Toyota/Scion/Lexus technicians during their internship periods.

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, NATEF, certifies the program. The instructors are Master Technicians certified by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Students accepted into the program will be placed in a Toyota/Scion or Lexus dealership as part of their program layout of 8-weeks class, 7-weeks paid internship, college-to job format.

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