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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2020-21 | 2021-22 | 2022-23

2022-2023 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
Dominique Green
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ABR 114   Applied Auto Body Welding 2
ASV 130   Automotive Maintenance 4
ASV 131   Automotive Electrical 4
Elective   Writing Elective(s) 3
Elective   Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ABR 140   Aluminum Welding for Automotive Applications 4
ASV 132   Automotive Engines 4
ASV 256   Electrical and Electronic Systems 4
Elective   Math Elective(s) 4
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ASV 277   Automotive Powertrain Systems 4
MST 230   Advanced Motorcycle Fabrication 3
Elective   Restricted Electives: ABR 111, ASV 135, ASV 174, ASV 257, ASV 266, ASV 274, CSS 200, CSS 205, CST 185, MST 110 2
Elective   Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ASV 279   Automotive Dynamometer and Test 4
MST 220   Dynamometer Operations 4
Elective   Restricted Electives: ABR 111, ASV 135, ASV 174, ASV 257, ASV 266, ASV 274, CSS 200, CSS 205, CST 185, MST 110 4
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 15

Total Credits Required
62

Footnotes

Students may elect to take optional courses in Semester 5 to meet MTA. Please refer to the WCC MTA Transfer Agreement web page for more information.