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    May 30, 2023  
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23

Automotive Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science Degree

The associate of applied science degree with specialization in automotive engineering technology is structured to provide the technical knowledge and mechanical abilities necessary to work in today’s growing automotive research and development industry. Automotive engineering technicians assist engineers in design and development work. They help determine the practicality of a proposed product design change and plan and carry out tests on experimental test devices and equipment for performance, durability and efficiency. As part of the testing procedure, they record data, make computations, plot graphs, analyze results, write reports and often make recommendations for improvements to meet performance requirements. The automotive engineering technician makes use of various mechanical and electrical test instruments and gauges, including engine and chassis dynamometers, road simulators, flow benches and computer-controlled data gathering devices. The curriculum is planned to prepare the graduate to perform duties concerned with design, testing and development activities in direct support of the automotive engineer.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry-level employment in the following areas:

  • Automotive engineering technician
  • Dynamometer technician
  • Factory technical representative
  • Research and development technician
  • Research technician Sales engineer
  • Test engineer, automotive

Note: The following codes identify courses that satisfy MCCC’s General Education Requirements :
(C1) GE Natural Sciences Competency
(C2) GE Mathematics Competency
(C3) GE Writing Competency
(C4) GE Computer Literacy Competency
(C5) GE Human Experience Competency
(C6) GE Social Systems Competency

Required General Education Courses

See the General Education Requirements  in the college catalog or on the college website ( for a list of courses that satisfy the General Education Learning Competencies.

Required Courses and Sequence

* MATH 119 - Elementary Technical Mathematics  and MATH 124 - Technical Mathematics II  are required for students whose goal is to complete the associate of applied science degree and seek employment. MATH 157 - College Algebra  and MATH 159 - Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry  are recommended for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution. Other math courses may be selected for transfer depending on the student’s choice of transfer institution. Students interested in transfer are encouraged to seek the assistance of a faculty advisor or admissions counselor.

** MDTC 160 - Mechanical Drafting and CAD I  can be replaced by CIS 130 - Intro to Computer Information Systems .

Total Degree Requirements: 61-62 credits

Total Degree Costs: 80 minimum billable contact hours

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