Automotive Technology Certificate Level 1, 2 and A.A.S. (47.0604)

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Faculty and Staff

L Fernandez
Luis M. Fernandez
Business, Industrial,
and Technical Studies Division Chair

(830) 591-7304
C Ramos
Carlos Ramos
(830) 591-7205
R Cano
Raul Cano
(830) 591-7246
M Lopez
Miguel Angel Lopez
(830) 591-7258


The purpose of the Automotive Technology program is to provide the students training in all eight areas of Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) certification. These areas include: engine repair, automatic transmission/transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. The goal of the program is for graduates to be employable as entry-level technicians in a service shop or dealership. At the completion of the one-year Certificate, two-year Certificate and/or the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, students will be required to take the appropriate A.S.E. Student Examinations.

Admissions Requirements

Students are admitted to the Automotive Technology program through the regular college admission procedures (see Admission Regulations section). Students will receive a one-year Certificate, two-year Certificate and/or an A.A.S. degree upon satisfactory completion of the program of study and upon making formal application for graduation (see Curricula section).

The Automotive Technology program carries three award options, a one-year Certificate, a two-year Certificate, and an A.A.S. degree. The one-year Certificate is TSI exempt; however, those not meeting TSI requirements are encouraged to enroll in the appropriate developmental course(s).

Students who wish to pursue the two-year A.A.S. degree or the two-year certificate must meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements.

Program of Study

Automotive Technology Resources