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Degree Plans - Automotive Technology - Service Technician AAS (BHC) (Archived)

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY -- SERVICE TECHNICIAN

(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.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.AT.SERVICE.TECH

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for entry level employment as an automotive technician. This program reflects a building-block approach from simple to complex and includes theory, diagnosis, repair and maintenance of automobiles, including late model vehicles with electronic systems. Emphasis is placed on operational theory, practical skills and accepted shop procedures.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUMT 1310 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AUMT 1316 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
12

SEMESTER II

AUMT 1307 Automotive Electrical Systems 3
AUMT 2321 Automotive Electronic Lighting and Accessories 3
AUMT 2311 Automotive Electronic Controls 3
+Elective Any 3 or 4 credit MATH course OR 3-4
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4)
12-16

SEMESTER III

AUMT 1391 Special Topics in Auto/Automobile Mechanic/Technician 3
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
6

SEMESTER IV

AUMT 1345 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AUMT 1319 Automotive Engine Repair 3
AUMT 1306 Automotive Engine Removal and Installation 3
++++Elective Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
14

SEMESTER V

AUMT 2317 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 3
AUMT 2334 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 3
++++Elective Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2-3
+++++Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
11-12

SEMESTER VI

AUMT 2313 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 3
AUMT 2325 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 3
AUMT 2332 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle II 3
++++Elective Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2-3
11-12
Minimum Hours Required 66-72

+Elective - any student enrolling in TECM 1341 Technical Algebra must take one Natural Science course from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Natural Science. Other college level MATH meets the requirement for MATH and Natural Science.

++Natural Science Elective - any student enrolling in TECM 1341 Technical Algebra must take one Natural Science course selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Natural Science.

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

++++Elective - a minimum of six credit hours of cooperative work experience are required for graduation. Students may elect to complete the cooperative work experience through the completion of 3 two-hour courses. If a student elects this option, they need to begin the courses by the fourth semester of the degree. Students choosing to complete the cooperative work experience requirement by completing the 2 three-hour courses should wait until their last two semesters of course work. The courses must be selected from the following list:

AUMT 1281 Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2
AUMT 2280 Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2
AUMT 2380 Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3
AUMT 2281 Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2
AUMT 2381 Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3

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

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four year institution of their choice.

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