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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Automotive Technical Services - General Motors
Associate in Occupational Studies
HEGIS #5306
Chairperson: Anthony Kossmann
Cogan Hall, Room 145, (518) 629-7272

This program has been deactivated effective Fall 2012 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

The Automotive Technical Services: General Motors Program is an extended term variation of the Automotive Technical Services Program. This program is jointly sponsored by Hudson Valley Community College and the General Motor’s Corporation’s Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP). Students will enroll at Hudson Valley Community College and be sponsored by a participating General Motors dealership. Hudson Valley’s Automotive Department will assist students in obtaining a General Motors sponsor. This partnership between education and industry is designed to train tomorrow’s technician today. Lectures and laboratory work is reinforced by hands-on, cooperative work experience of equal time at a sponsoring dealership.

The program’s Admission Committee, which is composed of representatives from industry and education, carefully screen each applicant. Minimum admission requirements are: high school diploma or the equivalent; evidence of automotive interest, and scores from a Hudson Valley Community College placement test. Since the number of applications greatly exceed the positions available each year, meeting only the minimal requirements may not be sufficient. Possessing one or more of the following will strengthen the application: more than one semester of high school level automotive training; military automotive training; dealership work experience; one year of college.

Retention in the program at the conclusion of each term is not automatic. The performance record of each student is reviewed at the end of each term by the Admissions Committee, which is composed of representatives of both the college and Raytheon. The committee’s approval is required to pass from term to term, phase to phase, and to certify graduation.

Entering students must possess a valid New York State driver’s license and a professional tool set as prescribed by the Automotive Department. In addition, students must wear uniforms, purchase required manuals and adhere to the attendance policy of the department. Attendance is mandatory.

Additional information may be obtained through the program’s offices at Hudson Valley Community College, General Motors Corporation, Tarrytown, N.Y., or Raytheon Corporation.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I, Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Need valid driver's license.
Special testing through program coordinator.
70+

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $355.
Tools for this program have an estimated cost of $2,250.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

AUCP 120
Automotive Electrical Systems 8
AUCP 150
Practical Work Experience I 2
AUCP 155
Practical Work Experience II 5
AUCP 220
Integral Frame & Suspension Components 6
AUCP 250
Practical Work Experience III 2
AUCP 255
Practical Work Experience IV 5
AUTO 120
Engines 6
AUTO 130
Automotive Specifications 2
AUTO 140
Fuel Systems 4
AUTO 150
Transmissions/Transaxles 6
AUTO 220 Alternative Fuels 3
AUTO 255
Passenger Car Diagnosis 3
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AUTO 200 America on Wheels or 3
AUTO 250 Diesel Engines
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AUTO 160 Industrial Relations or 3
AUTO 260 Business Management
ENGL 110
Technical Communications 3
MATH 105
Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
  Total Credits Required 64

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the Department

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM
FORM 101 College Forum* 1
AUCP 120 Auto. Electrical Systems 8
AUCP 150 Practical Work Experience I 2
AUTO 130
Automotive Specifications 2
MATH 105
Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
  Term Total 15
SECOND TERM
AUCP 155 Practical Work Experience II 5
AUTO 120 Engines 6
AUTO 140 Fuel Systems 4
  Term Total 15
THIRD TERM
AUCP 220 Integral Frame & Suspension Components 6
AUCP 250 Practical Work Experience III 2
AUTO 220 Alternative Fuels 3
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AUTO 200 America on Wheels or 3
AUTO 250 Diesel Engines
  Term Total 14
FOURTH TERM
AUCP 255 Practical Work Experience IV 5
AUTO 150 Trans./Transaxles 6
AUTO 255 Pass. Car Diag. 3
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AUTO 160 Industrial Relations or 3
AUTO 260 Business Management
ENGL 110
Technical Communications 3
  Term Total 20

*Required of first time, full-time students.