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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

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

This program has been deactivated effective Fall 2014 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

The Automotive Technical Services: Chrysler Program is an extended term variation of the Automotive Technical Services Program. This program is jointly sponsored by Hudson Valley Community College and the Chrysler Corporation’s Chrysler College Automotive Program (CAP). Students will enroll at Hudson Valley Community College and be sponsored by a participating Chrysler dealership. Hudson Valley’s Automotive Department will assist students in obtaining a Chrysler 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 Chrysler. 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 or Chrysler Corporation, Syracuse, N.Y.

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.

FORM 101 College Forum** (1)
AUCP 150
Practical Work Experience I 2
AUCP 155
Practical Work Experience II 5
AUCP 250
Practical Work Experience III 2
AUCP 255
Practical Work Experience IV 5
AUTO 120
Engines 6
AUTO 125 Automotive Electricity 4
AUTO 130
Automotive Specifications 2
AUTO 140
Fuel Systems 4
AUTO 145 Passenger Car Chassis I 3
AUTO 150
Transmissions/Transaxles 6
AUTO 220 Alternative Fuels 3
AUTO 235 Automotive Electronics 4
AUTO 245 Passenger Car Chassis II 3
AUTO 255
Passenger Car Diagnosis 3
_______ AUTO 200 America on Wheels or 3
AUTO 250 Diesel Engines
AUTO 260 Business Management 3
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
MATH 105
Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
  Total Credits Required 64

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson
** Required of first-time, full-time students.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM
FORM 101 College Forum (1)
AUCP 150
Practical Work Experience I 2
AUTO 120
Engines 6
AUTO 125 Automotive Electricity 4
AUTO 130
Automotive Specifications 2
MATH 105
Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
  Term Total 17
SECOND TERM
AUCP 155
Practical Work Experience II 5
AUTO 140
Fuel Systems 4
AUTO 145 Passenger Car Chassis I 3
AUTO 150
Transmissions/Transaxles 6
  Term Total 18
THIRD TERM
AUCP 250
Practical Work Experience III 2
AUTO 220 Alternative Fuels 3
AUTO 235 Automotive Electronics 4
AUTO 245 Passenger Car Chassis II 3
_______ AUTO 200 America on Wheels or 3
AUTO 250 Diesel Engines
  Term Total 15
FOURTH TERM
AUCP 255
Practical Work Experience IV 5
AUTO 255
Passenger Car Diagnosis 3
AUTO 260 Business Management 3
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
  Term Total 14

*Required of first time, full-time students.