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Degree Plans - Automotive Technology - Dealership-Sponsored Technician AAS (Archived)

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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.


This specialized program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as Automotive technicians in specific manufacturer's dealership service organizations. Students entering this program must be sponsored by participating dealerships approved by the College. Emphasis is placed upon the development of the necessary skills and knowledge required to function in Automotive dealerships repairing and maintaining late model Automobiles with electronic systems. This program includes operational theory, practical skills, and accepted shop procedures reinforced by intensive practice during cooperative work experience periods in the sponsoring dealership.



AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUMT 1307 Automotive Electrical Systems 3
AUMT 2321 Automotive Electrical Lighting and Accessories 3
AUMT 1380 Cooperative Education - Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3
+Elective Any 3 or 4 credit MATH course OR 3-4
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra AND (3)
PHYS 1405 Concepts in Physics (4)


AUMT 1310 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AUMT 1316 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 3
AUMT 2311 Automotive Electronic Controls 3
AUMT 1381 Cooperative Education - Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3


AUMT 1345 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AUMT 1319 Automotive Engine Repair 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)


AUMT 1306 Automotive Engine Removal and Installation 3
AUMT 2317 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 3
AUMT 2334 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 3
AUMT 2280 Cooperative Education - Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2
++Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3


AUMT 2313 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 3
AUMT 2325 Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxle 3
AUMT 2332 Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxle II 3
AUMT 2381 Cooperative Education - Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Minimum Hours Required 68-72

+Elective - any student enrolling in TECM 1341 Technical Algebra must take PHYS 1405 Concepts in Physics. Any college level course with the prefix of MATH can be taken instead of both TECM 1341 and PHYS 1405.

++Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Social/Behavioral Sciences.

+++Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Some students enrolling in this program may plan to transfer to four- year institutions. They should consult with an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and to identify how courses will transfer to the four year institution of their choice.

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