Automotive Engineering Technology

Automotive Engineering Photo 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
  • Engineering technician
  • Factory technical representative
  • Research and development technician
  • Research technician
  • Sales engineer

Certificate Program: Automotive Engineering Technology

In addition to the two-year associate degree program, Monroe County Community College offers a certificate program in automotive engineering technology. We recognize that many employers place value on a certificate which authenticates specialized educational preparation. The program concentrates upon basic core courses with skill development and job upgrading being the primary objectives. All courses taken in the certificate program are applicable toward the associate of applied science degree.

Program Outcomes

Upon graduation, the graduates of the Automotive Engineering Technology program will be able to:

  • Train to work as technicians in research and development facilities
  • Understand operating principles of the different systems of an automobile
  • Operate test equipment used in research and development
  • Ensures proper calibration of all production and personal gages used within a facility
  • Create and perform GR&Rs and correlation studies as needed
  • Summarizes results and communicates them to engineering and others as needed
  • Interpret measurement results against customer drawings and specifications and
  • perform PPAP dimensional layout inspection reports, first piece, and in-process and final inspection checks
  • Understand and comply with TS-16949, ISO 9001 and MSA (Measurement Systems Analysis)

Automotive Engineering Technology Contact Information

Jack Larmor

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