Level II Certificate: 36 semester credit hours
AAS Degree: 60 semester credit hours
The certificate and AAS degree programs are designed to provide classroom and laboratory experiences on the proper use of hand tools, power tools, diagnostic testing equipment, and technical manuals in all phases of automotive maintenance, repair and diagnostics, including inspection, engine overhaul, electrical systems, fuel systems and fuel injection, brake systems, transmission and drive train systems (automatic and manual), suspension and steering systems, heating and air‐conditioning systems, and engine performance. The program is based on Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards and prepares the students for the ASE certification tests. Automotive Technology instructors are ASE Master Certified. The Automotive Program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF.)
A Certificate of Completion in Automotive Technology can be earned in 10 ½ months; the AAS degree can be earned in two years. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 (a “C” average in required curriculum).
Prerequisite: TSI-Reading requirement met or minimum passing score on Pre-TASP (accepted for certificate majors only)
Enrollment is open to new students at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.
New students MUST enroll in AUMT 1301-Introduction and Theory of Automotive Technology
as an introductory course during their first semester. Students must be enrolled in
all Automotive Technology courses offered for each semester. All Automotive (AUMT)
classes are held at the Wharton campus only.
Students are required to provide their own hand tools and work uniforms.