Offered at the Levelland Campus and at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center in Lubbock
The Automotive Technology program is designed to train the student to service gasoline powered automobiles, light trucks, and hybrids. Specific areas of training include: major engine service; transmissions overhaul and service; rear axle and drive line service; electronic computer control service and diagnosis; steering gear and linkage overhaul; fuel injection systems overhaul; troubleshooting procedures; computerized air conditioning equipment service; shop management procedures; service of antipollution devices; front wheel alignment and wheel balancing; computerized brake systems service; and drive-ability and emissions service. The program also emphasizes the diagnostics and troubleshooting of auxiliary equipment such as starters, generators, alternators, regulators, switches, and other automotive components. This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF, ASE) in all eight specialty areas.
Students completing the training sequence in each of the specialties learn skills which meet ASE standards and will be eligible to take two ASE tests at the end of each semester. This program also awards an Enhanced Skills Certificate upon completion of additional technical courses.
Program advisor for the Levelland Campus is Gary Ham, coordinator and assistant professor of automotive technology. Program advisor for Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center is Gary Ufford, coordinator and professor of automotive technology.