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Program: Automotive Technology

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY -- CHASSIS SERVICE TECHNICIAN

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: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley and Eastfield campus only

(Block Scheduling available on Cedar Valley Campus)

  • 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.CHASSIS.19

Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUMT 1307 Automotive Electrical Systems 3
AUMT 1310 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AUMT 1316 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 3
+Elective Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician OR 3
AUMT 2328 Automotive Service (3)
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 15

+Elective - a minimum of 3 credit hours of cooperative work experience must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1380 Cooperative Education - Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3
AUMT 2380 Cooperative Education - Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3

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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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY -- ELECTRONICS AND CLIMATE CONTROLS TECHNICIAN

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: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley and Eastfield campus only

(Block Scheduling available on Cedar Valley Campus)

  • 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.ELEC.CLIM

Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUMT 1307 Automotive Electrical Systems 3
AUMT 2321 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems 3
+Elective Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3
Semester Total 6
Minimum Hours Required 15

+Elective - a minimum of three credit hours of cooperative work experience courses must be selected from the following list:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1381 Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3
AUMT 2381 Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3

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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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY -- ENGINE REPAIR AND PERFORMANCE TECHNICIAN

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: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley and Eastfield campus only

(Block Scheduling available on Cedar Valley and Brookhaven Campus)

  • 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.ENGINE.PERF

Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUMT 1319 Automotive Engine Repair 3
AUMT 1307 Automotive Electrical Systems 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 2321 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair 3
AUMT 2317 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis 1 3
AUMT 2334 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis 2 3
+Elective Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2-3
Semester Total 11-12
Minimum Hours Required 20-21

+Elective - a minimum of two credit hours of cooperative work experience courses must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1281 Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2
AUMT 1381 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

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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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY -- HIGH PERFORMANCE MODIFICATION

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: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield campus only

(Block Scheduling available on Cedar Valley and Brookhaven Campus)

  • 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.

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY -- HONDA PROFESSIONAL AUTOMOTIVE CAREER TRAINING

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY -- HONDA PROFESSIONAL AUTOMOTIVE CAREER TRAINING

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: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Eastfield campus only

(Block Scheduling available on Eastfield Campus)

  • 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.AT.HONDA.PROF

Students pursuing this degree must meet the following requirements:

  • Pass the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) or SAT or ACT.
  • Score 40 or higher on the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test.
  • One letter of recommendation from an employer or teacher.
  • Valid driver's license, with less than three moving violations.
  • No DUI/DWIs, no felonies.
  • Valid social security number or U.S. work permit.
  • Take two Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program is a specialized program designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a service technician at a Honda or Acura dealership.

Upon completion of the two-year program, students will earn an Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology Honda PACT Degree and factory certification. Students are encouraged to gain sponsorship/employment from a participating Honda/Acura dealership approved by Dallas College upon entering the program. They are required to have this sponsorship/paid internship/employment at a Honda/Acura dealer for at least 640 hours as a technician in order to receive the Honda Professional Automotive Career Training degree and factory certification.

Emphasis is placed upon the development of the necessary hands-on skills and knowledge required to function in Honda/Acura dealerships repairing and maintaining Honda/Acura 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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUMT 1307 Automotive Electrical Systems 3
AUMT 1312 Basic Automotive Service 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1316 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 3
AUMT 1310 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AUMT 2311 Automotive Electronic Controls 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1306 Automotive Engine Removal and Installation 3
AUMT 1319 Automotive Engine Repair 3
+Elective MATH Elective 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems 3
AUMT 2317 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis 1 3
AUMT 2321 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair 3
AUMT 2334 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis 2 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 2325 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 3
AUMT 2313 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 3
AUMT 2380 Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 12
Minimum Hours Required 60

+MATH 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 Sciences.

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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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY -- SERVICE TECHNICIAN

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: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley and Eastfield campus only

(Block Scheduling available on Eastfield Campus)

  • 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.

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY -- TOYOTA TECHNICIAN-TRAINING AND EDUCATION NETWORK

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: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Eastfield campus only

(Block Scheduling available on Eastfield Campus)

  • 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.AT.TOYOTA.TECH

Students pursuing this degree must meet the following requirements:

  • Pass the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) or SAT or ACT.
  • Score 40 or higher on the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test.
  • Valid driver's license, with less than three moving violations.
  • No DUI/DWIs, no felonies.
  • Valid social security number or U.S. work permit.
  • Pass two Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Toyota Technician-Training and Education Network program is a specialized program designed to prepare students for entry level employment as a service technician at a Toyota/Lexus dealership.

Upon completion of the two-year program, students will earn an Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology Toyota Technology Degree and factory certification. Students are encouraged to gain sponsorship/employment from a participating Toyota/Lexus dealership approved by Dallas College upon entering the program. They are required to have this sponsorship/paid internship/employment at a Toyota/Lexus dealer for at least 640 hours as a technician in order to receive the Toyota Technology degree and factory certification.

Emphasis is placed upon the development of the necessary hands-on skills and knowledge required to function in Toyota/Lexus dealerships repairing and maintaining Toyota/Lexus 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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUMT 1307 Automotive Electrical Systems 3
AUMT 2321 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1316 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 3
AUMT 1310 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AUMT 2311 Automotive Electronic Controls 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems 3
AUMT 1319 Automotive Engine Repair 3
AUMT 2380 Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1306 Automotive Engine Removal and Installation 3
AUMT 2317 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis 1 3
AUMT 2334 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis 2 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 2325 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 3
AUMT 2307 Hybrid Systems Diagnostics 3
AUMT 2313 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 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: 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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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY -- TRANSMISSION SERVICE TECHNICIAN

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: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley and Eastfield campus only

(Block Scheduling available on Eastfield Campus)

  • 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.TRANSMISSION

Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUMT 1307 Automotive Electrical Systems 3
AUMT 2313 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 2325 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 3
AUMT 2321 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair 3
+Elective Cooperative Education - Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 18

+Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
AUMT 1380 Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3
AUMT 2380 Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3

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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