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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.

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Please e-mail Tommi.R.Harris@LoneStar.edu or call 936.521.4545 for more information.

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Please e-mail Thomas.J.Robertson@LoneStar.edu or call 281.765.7949 for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 14 Credits
AUMT 1405 Introduction to Automotive Technology 4
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
Elective Social/Behavioral Science1 3
Second Semester Courses 12 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-Any one credit hour physical activity course 1
Third Semester Courses 7 Credits
AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 4
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts1 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
AUMT Automotive Elective2 4
AUMT 2324 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 4
AUMT 2380 Automotive Co-Op Work Experience I2 3
CHEM 1405 Introduction to Chemistry 4
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
AUMT Automotive Elective3 4
AUMT 1445 Automotive Climate Control Systems 4
AUMT 2437 Automotive Electronics 4
Automotive Technology AAS Degree Program Total 60 Credits


  1. See core requirements for AAS degree for options
  2. The required Capstone experience will be completed by taking a departmental exam or by taking ASE exams: A1–Engine Repair and A6–Electrical/Electronic Systems.
  3. Automotive electives to be selected from AUMT 1416, 2413, 2425

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Career Options

Median Wage: $36,354 / $18.00 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. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  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 $792 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.