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Automotive Technology
The AAS Degree in Automotive Technology provides students a comprehensive theory, web-based, and hands on training experience to serve industry demand. Students will learn to service all automotive systems including Advanced Diesel Engine Performance. Academic credits may be applied to any other public college or university in Texas. The curriculum was designed based on advisory, curriculum, and departmental recommendations focused on enhancing student’s critical thinking and problem solving skills.

In this program, students will learn to:

• Diagnose, Service and Repair all Automotive Systems including Diesel fuels
• Exercise Critical Thinking Problem Solving Diagnostic Skills

Systems include:

• Electrical/Electronics
• Engine Performance
• Transmissions
• Suspension and Steering
• ABS Brakes
• Engines
• Air Conditioning

Additional Subjects:

Shop Management, ASE Certification, and Workplace Soft Skills

Admission Requirements

Students must complete requirements listed under “Admissions Information”
Associate of Applied Science Degree - 2013LecLabContCredit
Semester 1
AUMT1201  Introduction & Theory of Automotive Technology13642
AUMT1407  Automotive Electrical Systems261284
AUMT1416  Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems261284
Total Hours51532010
Semester 2
AUMT1410  Automotive Brake Systems261284
AUMT1445  Automotive Climate Control Systems261284
ENGL1301  Composition I30483
MATH1314  College Algebra † * 30483
Total Hours101235214
Semester 3
AUMT2417  Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I261284
AUMT2421  Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair261284
AUMT1419  Automotive Engine Repair261284
Total Hours61838412
Semester 4
AUMT2270  Automotive Technician Certification Standards20322
AUMT2413  Automotive Drive Train & Axles261284
AUMT2425  Automotive Automatic Transmission & Transaxle261284
AUMT2434  Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II261284
Total Hours81841614
Semester 5
AUMT2301  Automotive Management ° ** 30483
DEMR2434  Advanced Diesel Tune-Up and Troubleshooting261284
  Speech Elective † 30483
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective † 30483
  Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective † 30483
Total Hours14632016
Grand Totals4369179266
º This course has been designated as the capstone course
† Courses articulated with high schools
** AUMT 1380 or AUMT 2680 (Co-Op) may be taken in place of the capstone course
* MATH 1314 or MATH 1332


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