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Automotive Service Technician AAS Degree



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.

Licensure – Employment in this field requires federal licensure from the Environmental Protection Agency License # 608.

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Program Accreditation

The Automotive Technology Program at LSC-North Harris is accredited by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation and has full Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification.

Stackable Credentials

Credits earned in the Automotive Service Technician Certificate Level I and Automotive Service Technician Certificate Level II programs may be applied to this degree.

First Year

First Semester Courses 16 Credits
AUMT 1405 Introduction to Automotive Technology 4
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUMT 1416 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 4
Second Semester Courses 14 Credits
AUMT 2313 Automotive Drive Train & Axles 3
AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 4
AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems 3
AUMT 2437 Automotive Electronics 4

Second Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair 4
AUMT 2425 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 4
AUMT 2434 Automotive Engine Perfomance Analysis II 4
AUMT 2380 Automotive Co-Op Work Experience I 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
Elective MATH1 3
Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences1 3
Elective Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy & Culture1 3
Automotive Service Technician AAS Degree Program Total 60 Credits


Note: 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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Career Options

Median Wage: $39,773 / $19.12 Per Hour1

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Auto Technician2
  • Automotive Service Technician2
  • Auto Mechanics2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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