2015 - 2016 Catalog
Program: Automotive Technology
Degree Plan: Service Technician AAS (CVC and EFC)

Back to Automotive Technology

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Cedar Valley and Eastfield 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.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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUMT 1306 Automotive Engine Removal and Installation 3
AUMT 1319 Automotive Engine Repair 3
AUMT 1307 Automotive Electrical Systems 3
+Elective MATH Elective 3
15

SEMESTER II

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 I 3
12

SEMESTER III

AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
6

SEMESTER IV

AUMT 2317 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 3
AUMT 2334 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 3
AUMT 2380 Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
12

SEMESTER V

AUMT 2313 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 3
AUMT 2325 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 3
AUMT 2332 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle II OR 3
AUMT 2311 Automotive Electronic Controls (3)
AUMT 2381 Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
15
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 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.