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  Sep 20, 2017
 
2013-2014 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology, AAS (Major Code 6422)


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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. 

Students who successfully complete the curriculum, which includes a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program, will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. This program also awards an Enhanced Skills Certificate upon completion of additional technical courses. 

Program advisor for the Levelland Campus is Gary Ham, assistant professor of automotive technology. Program advisor for Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center is Gary Ufford, professor of automotive technology.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Total Semester Hours: 17


Total Semester Hours: 17


Total Semester Hours: 18


Fourth Semester


Total Semester Hours: 17


Notes


*Although not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take HUDV 1100 during the first semester of enrollment.
**CTE courses that may be articulated with high school.
***Consult program advisor for proper choice of course.

Automotive Technology Enhanced Skills Certificate


An Enhanced Skills Certificate is a certificate associated with the Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology. It is intended to provide skills beyond career entry as recommended by the Automotive Technology Advisory Committee.  Completion of the following courses are required for the certificate.

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