Powertrain Development Technician (APPDT)

Associate in Applied Science

In this program, you will develop the knowledge and skills to perform exciting powertrain testing in unique testing environments. You will set up and operate real transportation testing systems in Washtenaw Community College's multiple dynamometer laboratories. Become a technician and perform dynamometer setup and testing including the operation of complex analytical test equipment and test software.

The skills you will acquire from this program will begin your career in one of our region's many powertrain development facilities.

If you are serious about cars, get the degree you need to make them your career.

This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2021-2022 Academic Requirements

In this program, students will develop the knowledge and skills to perform in-car powertrain testing in unique testing environments. Jobs in this area require knowledge of automotive engine and electrical systems and experience with an automotive dynamometer. Students will learn about dynamometer setup and testing including the operation of complex analytical test equipment and test software.

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Transportation Technologies
Advisors
Allen Day
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ASV 131   Automotive Electrical 4
ASV 132   Automotive Engines 4
MTT 102   Machining for the Technologies 2
  Restricted Electives select a minimum of 2 credits: ABR 114 or WAF 105 2
Elective   Writing Elective(s) 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ASV 256   Electrical and Electronic Systems 4
  Restricted Electives select a minimum of 2 credits: ABR 140* or WAF 103 2
  Restricted Electives select a minimum of 2 credits: ABR 111, ABR 140*, ASV 174, ASV 251*, ASV 258*, ASV 270, MEC 120, or MST 110 2
Elective   Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
Elective   Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 14
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ASV 277   Automotive Powertrain Systems 4
ASV 279   Automotive Dynamometer and Test 4
MST 230   Advanced Motorcycle Fabrication 3
  Restricted Electives select a minimum of 2 credits: ASV 251* or ASV 258* 2
Elective   Math Elective(s) 4
Total 17
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CST 185   Local and Mobile Networking Essentials 4
MST 220   Dynamometer Operations 4
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 3
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 14

Total Credits Required
60

Footnotes

*Course may only be used to satisfy one Restricted Elective requirement.
**Students may elect to take optional courses in Semester 5 to meet MTA. Please refer to the WCC MTA Transfer Agreement web page https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/mta.php for more information.