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Program: Automotive Technology
Degree Plan: High Performance Modification Certificate

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit:

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield campus only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.AUMT.HIGH.PERF.19

The High Performance Modification Certificate will prepare students for entry-level positions as automotive technicians addressing high performance engine maintenance and repair. The program will present theory, hands-on experience and the opportunity to learn how to use an All-Wheel Drive chassis Dyno for demonstrating and testing their knowledge and skill in high performance engine modifications.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUMT 1307 Automotive Electrical Systems 3
AUMT 1319 Automotive Engine Repair 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 2317 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis 1 3
AUMT 2402 Automotive Compression Ignition Engines and Fuel Systems 4
AUMT 1491 Special Topics in Auto/Automotive Mechanic/Technician 4
Semester Total 11
Minimum Hours Required 20

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.