Alternating sessions and internships at a local Ford or Lincoln/Mercury dealership provide theory in practice that qualifies graduates for gainful employment as service technicians.
The Automotive Technology program is a cooperative agreement between Rowan College, the Gloucester County Institute of Technology and the Ford Motor Company. The associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree is a full-time, two-year program composed of five 20-week semesters. Alternating 10-week sessions of classroom/laboratory instruction and internship at a local Ford or Lincoln/Mercury dealership provide theory and practice, in addition to hands-on experience, that qualifies graduates for gainful employment as service technicians.
Students who have completed the program will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:
- Safely and competently work in an automotive repair facility
- Understand all eight National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence areas of automotive technology, regardless of manufacturer. These include electrical, brakes, steering, power-train controls, automatic transmissions and others
- Diagnose and fix all major automotive systems
- Demonstrate social skills and a high level of professionalism
Students can download the Program Guide listed above to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.
The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.
The Course Registration Info site shows important information for each semester such as deadlines, dates, and guides.
For a complete list of when important College dates occur, students can view and download the Academic Calendar.