The program prepares students for the automotive industry. It provides students with the skills needed for a job as an entry-level line technician. It covers the automobile in every area such as chassis systems, electrical systems, fuel systems, climate control systems, drive train systems, and engine repair and engine performance. This program also provides upgrades in skills for technicians already working in the automotive industry. Demonstration of appropriate automotive skills to the faculty advisor is required.
The program follows the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) curriculum standards. Upon completion of this program a student will receive a certificate and may be eligible to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification test.
Completion of this certificate can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Vocational/Technical Studies.
Institutional Proficiency Requirements
In addition to the courses listed below for this program of study, students must also complete institutional proficiencies of ENG095, MATH075 and READ095 that are outlined on page 77 to meet all graduation requirements.
Program Requirements (51 hours)
|AUTO100||Automotive Fundamentals||4 credits|
|AUTO104||Electrical and Electronic Systems I||5 credits|
|AUTO106||Engine Performance I||5 credits|
|AUTO108||Manual Transmission and Drivetrain||4 credits|
|AUTO120||Engine Repair||5 credits|
|AUTO124||Heating and Air Conditioning||4 credits|
|AUTO126||Engine Performance II||5 credits|
|AUTO128||Automatic Transmissions and Drivetrain||5 credits|
|AUTO137||Electrical and Electronic Systems II||5 credits|
|AUTO154||Steering and Suspension||4 credits|
|AUTO295||Automotive Technology Capstone||1 credits|
Approved Electives (2 hours)
|AUTO101||General Automotive Service||2 credits|
|AUTO161||Introduction to Diesel Mechanics||4 credits|
|CRT100||Introduction to Collision Repair||3 credits|
|MGMT218||Principles of Small Business Management||4 credits|
|SMET105||Computer Use for Technology||3 credits|
|WLDG105||Introduction to Welding||3 credits|
Program Director: Gary MartinezPhone: (505)454-2522
Program Advisor: Eugene SandovalPhone: (505)454-2590
ACCESS Center Personnel
Director: Renee MaestasPhone: (505)454-5355
Advisor: Melissa LopezPhone: (505)454-5357