The Automotive Technology program uses cutting-edge technology and highly specialized training to prepare you for a lucrative career in the automotive industry.
The automobile industry has evolved dramatically during the past two decades from mechanical to highly technical vehicles. TJC will provide the state-of-the-art training and intensive hands-on experience you will need to become a successful, highly effective automotive technician.
We are accredited by National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), Master Automobile Service Technology (MAST) program, and are a participant in the Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP) LOCAL national program in partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).
Please see an academic advisor, program professor, or the department chair for details, if you’re interested in a career as an automotive service technician.
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- Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
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Major Courses 45 Credits AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair AUMT 2321 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I AUMT 2434 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II AUMT 1445 Automotive Climate Control Systems AUMT 2357 Automotive Alternative Fuels AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems AUMT 1416 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems AUMT 2413 Automotive Drive Train and Axles AUMT 2425 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle General Education Requirements 15 Credits Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/ government/political science), and natural science/ mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics). Major Courses: 45
General Education Requirements: 15
Total Semester Hours: 60
Recommended Course Sequence:
First Semester Credit Hours AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3 AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4 AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair 4 ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 Second Semester Credit Hours AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 4 AUMT 2434 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 4 AUMT 2321 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair 3 MATH 1314 College Algebra OR MATH 1332 3 Summer I Credit Hours AUMT 2357 Automotive Alternative Fuels 3 Third Semester Credit Hours AUMT 1445 Automotive Climate Control Systems 4 AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems 4 AUMT 1416 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 4 PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3 Fourth Semester Credit Hours AUMT 2413 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 4 AUMT 2425 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 4 SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication OR SPCH 1315 3 SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology OR PSYC 2301 3 Total Semester Hours 60
Courses titled in bold type represent general education requirements.
NOTE: Applicants must meet the admission requirements for TJC and achieve minimum scores on the TSI assessments in reading, writing, and math, and on the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test.
NOTE: Department-specific courses must be taken in sequence and may have a prerequisite course. Exceptions must be approved in writing by the department chair.
All new students are required to attend automotive orientation.
Students are required to furnish their own tools. (See an academic advisor, program professor, or the department chair for a required tool list.)
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