Degree Plans - Automotive Technology (AAS)

Record details

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.

You will be trained in an ASE-accredited Master Automobile Service Technology (MAST) program and may participate in the Mopar CAP (Career Automotive Program) LOCAL national program, which prepares you for work in an FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) dealership. You can also get a variety of industry certifications through our 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.

Catalog Year
2019-2020
Degree Type
AAS
Available Online
No
Available Hybrid
No
TSI
Complete
Degree Plan
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 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems

AUMT 1310 Automotive Brake Systems

AUMT 1257 Automotive Brake Systems Theory

AUMT 1416 Auto. Suspension and Steering Systems

AUMT 2413 Automotive Drive Train and Axles

AUMT 2425 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle

AUMT 2357 Automotive Alternative Fuels

 
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 2321 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair 3
AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 4
AUMT 2434 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 4
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR MATH 1332 3
Summer I Credit Hours
AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems 3
Third Semester Credit Hours
AUMT 1310 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AUMT 1257 Automotive Brake Systems Theory 2
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
Summer II Credit Hours
AUMT 2357 Automotive Alternative Fuels 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.

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.)

Download Degree Plan
https://www.tjc.edu/downloads/file/1354/automotive_technology_2019-2020