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.
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)
A minimum passing score in THEA Reading, THEA Reading equivalent test, or Pre‐TASP Reading is required
prior to enrollment into the Automotive Technology program.
Enrollment is open to new students at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. New students must
enroll in AUMT 1301 as an introductory course during their first semester. Students must be enrolled in all
Automotive Technology courses offered for each semester.
Students are required to provide their own hand tools and work uniforms.
Some upper level universities will allow you to transfer anywhere from 24-44 hours of your technical credit toward a Bachelor of Applied Arts or Science degree. Contact your transfer university for information.