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Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Program Code: AUT.AAS
Associate in Applied Science

Students acquire the technical skills for career opportunities as an automotive service technician in dealerships and independent businesses. This program is offered in cooperation with Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools. It combines classroom and laboratory experience with paid on-the-job training.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion. Courses may have prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Check course descriptions for details.

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Semester I


Appropriate score on the College’s placement test, MAT-013, MAT 013A/MAT 013B, or departmental approval. Higher level mathematics course can be substituted with departmental approval.


Students have the option of substituting Health Education Electives in place of the Physical Education Elective.

Semester II

Summer I


(A 15-week cooperative education course)

Semester III


Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

Semester IV


A 15-week cooperative education course


MAT-107 or equivalent. Higher level Physics course can be substituted with departmental approval.

Summer II


Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

Total Credits 65 - 65

Contact Information

Contact Name: Associate Professor Thomas Sabol, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2586
Contact Email: TSabol@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/engineering-technologies/

Frequently Asked Questions

Do students who major in Automotive Technology earn additional certification?

Students are eligible for the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Certificate from the Ford Motor Company, after successful completion of the first year of automotive courses.

Are there any requirements students must satisfy before taking courses in their major?

Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency must be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class. As a result of the student’s performance on the College’s placement test, he or she may need developmental coursework. All developmental coursework must be completed before the student will be considered for admission to the program. Automotive Technology is an intensive full-time program. It includes 60 weeks spent in college classes and 30 weeks spent acquiring workplace experience. This cooperative education program takes approximately two years to complete. This program begins every other fall semester in the even numbered years.

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