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Camden County College

About Us

Camden County College offers four programs in Automotive Technology. These programs have been designed to give you the skills you need to be successful in the automotive industry. Why CCC? We offer our students manufacturer-level training with GM World-Class Technician Instructors and Subaru Master Level Instructors. Work at a General Motors, Chevrolet, Buick/GMC, Cadillac dealership. Work at a Subaru dealership. Apprenticeship Associate degree AUT.AAS General Motors ASEP degree GMA.AAS Subaru-U Degree AUT.AAS Apprentice Certificate GAT.CA

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  • Our graduate working on a new corvette at a Chevrolet dealership.
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Under The Hood

Provide a quick overview of the program (i.e., time to complete, credits, type of degree, etc.).

Students in the automotive programs may choose to enroll in a General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program or a Subaru-U program. This almost guarantees a job after graduation. The programs are set to run as a two-year associate degree or certificate. The GAT.CA certificate is 44 college credits and is fully financial aid compliant. The AUT.AAS associate degree is 44 credits and fully financial aid compliant. The GMA.AAS General Motors ASEP Program is 75 credits and fully financial aid compliant.

Is this a full or part time program?

This is a full-time associate degree or certificate program.

Describe how classes are conducted (i.e, in-person, online, in the shop, etc.).

All classes are conducted in person. Some automotive courses offer students the ability to do some classroom work at home prior to the normal school day.

What does the program cost?

The programs cost based on their number of credits and fees. Currently, tuition is $99 for Summer and Fall 2022 (Normally $115) per credit for in-county residents and $119 for out-of-county residents. Pay per semester. Use financial aid. Payment plans are available. The GM Technician Certificate (GMT.CA) is $3,784 for in-county tuition and fees (this program does not meet financial aid requirements). The Apprentice (GAT.CA) certificate is $8,736 for in-county tuition and fees. The Apprentice/Subaru (AUT.AAS) associate degree is $12,080 for in-county tuition and fees. The GM ASEP (GMA.AAS) associate degree is $13,366 for in-county tuition and fees.

What types of financial assistance or scholarships are available?

Students may apply for financial aid using the fasfa.gov website. Students scholarships are available for students in the programs.

Describe the application process and eligibility.

1. Complete the online application. There is no cost to apply. 2. Take the NJ Accuplacer exam or meet the SAT scores. 3. Complete the FASFA.GOV application for financial aid. 4. Meet with an advisor.

What types of work-based learning opportunities do you offer?

Students in the AUT.AAS and GAT.CA programs must complete a work practicum before graduation. Students in the General Motors ASEP program must work and go to school in 9-week cycles throughout the 2 years.

Describe your annual placements (i.e., number of students, percent who find a job in the industry, etc.).

Placement for all automotive programs is near 100%.

What types of salaries can students expect after graduating and as they advance in their career?

Graduates from our automotive programs are already working as a technician while in the work practicum. This normally becomes full-time employment after graduation.

Is there anything unique about your program that you’d like to mention?

The automotive programs at CCC require students to earn up to 20+ Industry credentials throughout their studies. The General Motors ASEP and Subaru-U programs require many additional manufacturers' credentials for graduation. All students must have a valid driver's license and be able to pass an employer's background check.

What general and specialty tools does the school provide?

All tools needed for working in the lab are provided by the school.

What tools, if any, is a student responsible for providing?

Students are responsible for their PPE Personal Protection Equipment (Safety Glasses, Shoes, Proper Attire).

When in the lab, how much one-on-one time does an instructor get with each student?

The instructor is checking in with each student working in the lab.

What is the split between time spent in the classroom versus hands-on learning?

50/50 for class/lab work.

What does the school do to ensure students stay safe while in the lab?

All students must complete SP2 training and the department safety exam.

What types of processes does the lab have to ensure a clean working environment?

Students are responsible to clean up any spills immediately. The shop is cleaned daily.

Does the school have access to factory software? If so, please explain.

General Motors Global Connect, Subaru STIS system.

What types of service and parts software are available for the students to access?

Aldata.com, Identifix.com,

Is there anything else you’d like to mention about the lab environment?

The lab is bright, well-lit, and clean.

Christopher Gallo

Experienced Director and Automotive Instructor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Distance Learning, Coaching, Classroom Management, Academic Advising. Strong business development professional with a B.S. focused in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.