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

Faculty and Staff

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

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

Purpose

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 One-Year Certificate add

Program of Study

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 4
Total 12

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
AUMT 24341 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 4
AUMT 1416 Automotive Suspension and Steering
Systems 4
AUMT 1445 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 4
Total 12
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 24

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.
Automotive Technology Two-Year Certificate add

Program of Study

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 4
Total 12

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
AUMT 24341 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 4
AUMT 1416 Automotive Suspension and Steering 
Systems 4
AUMT 1445 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 4
Total 12

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
AUMT 2413 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 4
AUMT 2421 Automotive Electrical Lighting and
Accessories 4
AUMT 2443 Advanced Emission Systems Diagnostics 4
Total 12

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
AUMT 2425 Automotive Automatic Transmission and 
Transaxle 4
AUMT 2328 Automotive Service 3
AUMT 2280 Coop Educ - Automobile/Automotive
Mechanics Technology/Technician 2
Total 10
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 45

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.
Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree add
General Education Courses Credit
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Natural Science & Math 3
Other 6
Total General Education Courses 15
Technical Education Courses 45
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

Program of Study

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
AUMT 1410 Automotive Break Systems 4
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 4
Elective Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
AUMT 2434 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 4
AUMT 1416 Automotive Suspension and Steering
Systems 4
AUMT 1445 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 4
COSC 1301 Microcomputer Applications 3
Total 15

Summer Session

Course Number Title Credit
Elective Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Elective Speech Communications 3
Total 6

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
AUMT 2413 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 4
AUMT 2421 Automotive Electrical Lighting and
Accessories 4
AUMT 2443 Advanced Emission Systems Diagnostics 4
Elective College Level Mathematics 3
Total  15

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
AUMT 2425 Automotive Automatic Transmission and
Transaxle 4
AUMT 2328 Automotive Services 3
AUMT 22801 Cooperative Education - Automotive
Mechanics Technology/Technician 2
Total 9
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.

Local Articulation Students

Registered Local Articulation students who take equivalent courses while in high school may make the following substitutions for the Associate of Applied Science degree:

AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems
AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I
AUMT 2434 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II
AUMT 1416 Automotive Suspension and Steering
AUMT 1445 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

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