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.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
AUMT 1405 Introduction to Automotive Technology 4
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
Elective1   Social/Behavioral Science 3

TOTAL Credit Hours for First Semester:

14

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair 4
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness OR 1
    Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course  

TOTAL Credit Hours for Second Semester:

12

Third Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 4
Elective1   Humanities/Fine Arts 3

TOTAL Credit Hours for Third Semester:

7

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
AUMT2   Automotive Elective 4
AUMT 2434 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 4
AUMT 2380 Automotive Co-Op Work Experience I 3
CHEM 1405 Introduction to Chemistry 4

TOTAL Credit Hours for First Semester:

15

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
AUMT2   Automotive Elective 4
AUMT 1445 Automotive Climate Control Systems 4
AUMT 2437 Automotive Electronics 4

TOTAL Credit Hours for Second Semester:

12

Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for Automotive Technology AAS Degree:

60

  1. See core requirements for AAS degree for options
  2. Automotive electives to be selected from AUMT 1416, 2413, 2425

The required capstone experience will be completed by taking a departmental exit exam. 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.