Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Certificate and Associate of Applied Science

The Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare students for an entry-level employment in the high technology automotive service industry.

Students will gain knowledge in automotive heating and air conditioning systems, electrical/electronic systems, fuel injection, both manual and automatic transmissions/transaxles, engine performance, brake systems, steering and suspension systems, and computerized automotive control systems. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on learning in the labs to develop diagnostic and troubleshooting skills, as well as repair procedures.

Graduates of the Automotive Technology program are typically placed in dealerships, independent garages and specialty automotive repair facilities and quick service shops. Courses taken for completion of the Certificate Program can be applied toward completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technology.

Ford Youth and Adult Training Program

Certificate

Ford Certified technicians know the skills required to perform regular maintenance, light repairs and parts installation on all types of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury automobiles and light trucks.

Successful students in this program will achieve Ford Motor Company’s Maintenance and Light Repair certification, which includes:

  • Automotive Electrical System
  • Automotive Brake Systems
  • Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Automotive Suspension and Steering

GM-ASEP (Automotive Service Educational Program)

Associate of Applied Science

What is GM-ASEP? ASEP is an educational partnership between South Texas College and General Motors Corporation. It is a GM-specific program designed to upgrade the technical competency and professional level of the entry-level GM dealership technician.

The curriculum reflects current GM technology. ASEP provides classroom and laboratory training that is reinforced by on-the-job experience in a GM dealership. It is a comprehensive, two-year program.

Automotive Technology

Chet Hatzold, Service Specialist, Hunter Equipment
Bill Seawell, Automotive Sales, Petroleum Solutions PSI
Manuel Maciel, Instructor, La Joya High School
Joe Campos, Owner, Miday Auto & Truck Service
Joe Gonzalez, Salesman, Burton Auto Supply
Eddie DeLeon, NAPA Auto Parts Sales
Ben Abbit, Owner All Tune & Lube
Mike Guzman, Autozone Auto Parts
Mauricio Garza, Autozone Auto Parts
Hector, O'Reilly's Auto Parts
Juaquin Baeza, O'Reilly's Auto Parts
Silvestre Vargas, Sivestre's Truck and Auto
Scott Vaughan, Burton Auto Parts

GM-ASEP Technology

Pete Garza, Service Manager, Bert Ogden Mission
Chris Hatzold, Service Manager, Bert Ogden Edinburg
Joe Ochoa, Service Manager, Rio Motors, Rio Grande City
Ramiro Quintanilla, Service Manager, South Texas Buick, Pontiac, GMC, McAllen
Rick Allen, Service Manager, Cardenas Motors Inc., Brownsville
Baylor Vaughn, Service Manager, Clark Chevrolet, McAllen
Rose Crookston, General Motors
Mary Luna, Tipotex Chevrolet Brownsville
Andrew Fegan, General Motors
Lupe Salazar, Service Manager, Ed Payne Motors
Chris Cisneros, Service Manager, Luke Fruia
Robert Perez, Sales Rep, Fiesta Chevrolet
Jose Trevino, Service Tec., Bert Ogden Motors-Edinburg
Joko Winarto, Service & Part Rep, General Motors

FORD-YAATC Technology

Rey Montemayor, Service Manager, Boggus Ford
Luciano Gonzalez, Automotive Supervisor, U.S. Customs
Esteban Pena, Automotive Work Leader, U.S. Customs
Judy Torres, Service Manager, Spikes Ford
Mario Cardenas, Service Manager, Spikes Ford
Gil Flesner, Service Manager, Hacienda Ford
Albert Villareal, Owner, Cornerstone Firestone Tire
Eli Pena, Cornerstone Tire
Alex Diaz, Spikes Ford

Certificates

Associates Degrees

Automotive Technology Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
AUMT 1201 Introduction and Theory of Automotive Technology 2
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUMT 1416 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 4
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair 4
AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 4
AUMT 2425 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 4
 Credit Hours12
Third Semester
AUMT 2313 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 3
AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems 3
AUMT 2434 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 4
AUMT 1266 Practicum I 2
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours38 Credit Hours

Ford Youth and Adult Training Program Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems 3
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUMT 1416 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 4
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUMT 1391 Capstone: Ford YAATC Certification 3
 Credit Hours18
 Total Credit Hours18 Credit Hours

Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
AUMT 1201 Introduction and Theory of Automotive Technology 2
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUMT 1416 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 4
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems 3
AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair 4
AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 1 3
 Credit Hours14
Summer Session I
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
Humanities Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours6
Third Semester
AUMT 2313 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 3
AUMT 2425 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 4
AUMT 2434 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 1 3
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
CSIR 1355 Industry Certifications 3
AUMT 2421 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair 4
Math and Natural Sciences Elective 1 3
AUMT 1266 Practicum I (CAPSTONE) 2
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
1

Identifies courses to fulfill minimum 15 credit hour General Education requirement.

Automotive Technology

Specialization: GM-ASEP (Automotive Service Educational Program) Associate of Applied Science 

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUMT 1316 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems-GM-ASEP 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 1 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
AUMT 2425 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 4
AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair 4
AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 4
 Credit Hours12
Summer Session I
AUMT 1266 Practicum I 2
Humanities Elective 1 3
AUMT 1267 Practicum II 2
 Credit Hours7
Third Semester
AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems 3
AUMT 2313 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
 Credit Hours12
Fourth Semester
Math and Natural Sciences Elective 1 3
AUMT 2421 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair 4
AUMT 2434 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 4
 Credit Hours11
Summer Session II
AUMT 2266 Practicum III-GM ASEP 2
AUMT 2267 CAPSTONE: Practicum IV- GM ASEP 2
 Credit Hours4
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
1

Identifies courses to fulfill minimum 15 credit hour General Education requirement.