2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Jul 31, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Service Technician Program


Areas of Study - Degrees & Certificates  >  Energy, Manufacturing & Construction  > Automotive Service Technician Program

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.

By completing the program, students will earn three awards:

  1. Automotive Service Technician, Level 1 Certificate
  2. Automotive Service Technician, Level 2 Certificate
  3. Automotive Service Technician, AAS


Automotive Service Technician, Level 1 Certificate


[C1_GST1 offered at LSC-Montgomery and LSC-North Harris]

The Automotive Service Technician Level 1 Certificate program prepares the individual for basic, entry-level employment in the automotive service industry. The program provides course work specializing in basic automotive electrical systems, brakes, and the steering and suspension that affect vehicle control and safety of the contemporary automobile and light truck.

Total Credit Hours Required for Certificate: 16

Note(s)


* The Student Success Course Requirement  is satisfied through successful completion of AUMT 1405.

 
Level 1 Certificate Completed


Automotive Service Technician, Level 2 Certificate


[C2_AST2 offered at LSC-Montgomery and LSC-North Harris]

The Automotive Service Technician Level 2 Certificate program better prepares the individual for basic, entry-level employment in the automotive service industry. This program adds essentials of chassis and drivability, as well as power train, mechanical, electrical, and environmental systems of the contemporary automobile and light truck and are major components of the program.

Prerequisite: Completion of Automotive Service Technician, Level 1 Certificate

Total Credit Hours Required for Certificate: 45

 
 Level 2 Certificate Completed
 

Automotive Service Technician, AAS


[AAS_AUTO degree offered at LSC-Montgomery and LSC-North Harris]

Prerequisite: Completion of Automotive Service Technician, Level 2 Certificate

Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 60

Note(s)


The required Capstone experience will be completed by taking a departmental exam. It is strongly suggested that the following A.S.E. exams be taken by the student: the Electrical exam and one elective exam.

 
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