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 the department chair, a program professor or an academic advisor for details if you’re interested in a career as an automotive service technician.
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- Degree Type
- 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
NOTE: Applicants must meet the admission requirements for TJC and take the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test. Bennett test scores will not be used to exclude a student from enrollment in the program. Students are required to furnish their own tools. See the department chair, a program professor, an academic advisor or visit www.tjc.edu/autotech for the required tool list.
Recommended Course Sequence:
First Semester Credit Hours AUMT 1305 Intro. 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 1316 OR
MATH 1324 OR
MATH 1332 OR
3 Summer 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
3 xxxx x3xx Social Behavioral Science Core 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: Department-specific courses must be taken in sequence and may have a prerequisite course. Exceptions must be approved in writing by the department chair. Some courses are offered during the fall semester or spring semester but not both. Please plan accordingly.
# Indicates course only taught in the fall semester
+ Indicates course only taught in the spring semester
^ Indicates course only taught in the summer semester
All required major courses must be completed with a “C” or better.
All new students are required to attend automotive orientation.
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