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Program: Automotive Technology
Degree Plan: Service Technician A.A.S.

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:

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley and Eastfield campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: AAS.AUTO.SERV.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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUMT 1306 Automotive Engine Removal and Installation OR 3
AUMT 1391 Special Topics in Auto/Automobile Mechanic/Technician (3)
AUMT 1319 Automotive Engine Repair 3
AUMT 1307 Automotive Electrical Systems 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1310 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AUMT 1316 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 3
AUMT 2321 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 2317 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis 1 3
AUMT 2334 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis 2 3
AUMT 2380 Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician OR 3
AUMT 2328 Automotive Service (3)
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 12
Semester 5
Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 2313 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 3
AUMT 2325 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 3
AUMT 2332 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 2 OR 3
AUMT 2311 Automotive Electronic Controls (3)
AUMT 2381 Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Mathematics Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

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.