Automotive Technology

This program is a cooperative program between Union County Vocational-Technical School and Union College. All courses are taught by Union College faculty. The AUT professors are ASE certified. The AUT courses will be offered only on the Scotch Plains campus of Union College at the state of the art automotive facility of the Vocational-Technical School.

The Automotive Technology Program is a competency-based course of study designed to train and prepare the serious student in eight automotive areas: Brakes, Steering & Suspension, Electrical & Electronic Repair, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Manual Drive Trains, and Automatic Transmissions. Eligible Auto Technology students may participate in work activities such as internships, mentoring, apprenticeships and Cooperative Industrial Education.

The specific objectives of this program are that the graduate must be able to demonstrate:

  • Demonstrate theoretical and practical competency in each of the ASE areas covered within the Automotive Technology Curriculum.
  • Apply automotive repair methods to satisfy business and industry standards.
  • Employ automotive computer software applications to diagnosis automotive problems.
  • Utilize automotive computer software applications to generate technical service bulletins and procedures for repair of automotive problems.
  • Employ critical thinking and problem solving skills in the solution of automotive problems.
  • Manage a team project both as a leader and as a member.
  • Demonstrate theoretical and practical competency to attain ASE certification and repair licensing required within the Automotive Industry.