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Automotive Technology AAS

The Automotive Technology AAS degree (AAS_AUTO) degree is offered at LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Automotive Technology Department.

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Program Description

The automotive technology associate of applied science degree is designed to provide the broad academic and technical education and training necessary to function in today's automotive service industry. The student will study the mechanical, electrical/electronic and environmental systems of the contemporary automobile and light truck. The graduate will be well prepared for entry-level employment as a career technician within dealership service departments or other major retail or service firms. The academic requirements of the program provide a foundation for continued studies should the student decide to further pursue his or her education or training.

The automotive technology program has been reviewed by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation and has full Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. The student is prepared and is encouraged to take the appropriate ASE certification exams.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor
or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Program Plan

First Year Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
AUMT 1405 Intro to Automotive Technology 4
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
Elective1   Social/Behavioral Science 3
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair 4
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations 3
AUMT 2417 Engine Performance Analysis I 4
HUMA2 1301 Introduction to Humanities I 3
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
KINE   Any physical activity course 1

TOTAL Credit Hours for First Year:


Second Year Credits

Course Number Title Credits
AUMT3   Elective 4
AUMT 2434 Engine Performance Analysis II 4
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry 4
AUMT3   Elective 4
AUMT 1445 Auto Heating & Air Conditioning 4
AUMT 2381 Cooperative Education 3
AUMT 2437 Automotive Electronics 4
AUMT4 2380 Cooperative Education OR 3
AUMT4 2328 Automotive Service 3

TOTAL Credit Hours for Second Year:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for Automotive Technology AAS Degree:


  1. See catalog for associate of applied science degree requirements for a listing of electives.
  2. Meets multicultural requirement
  3. Automotive electives to be selected from AUMT 1416, 2413, 2425
  4. Capstone course

Note: It is strongly suggested that the following A.S.E. exams be taken by the student: the Engine Repair exam, Engine Performance exam, Electrical exam and one elective exam.

Students must meet math competency (MATH 0308 or higher).

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