Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

The Automotive Center of Excellence offers high-tech training using state-of-the-art instruction, the latest technology and equipment that prepares technicians to troubleshoot complex issues and make repairs.

AWARD TYPES: Associate of Applied Science, Certificate Level 1

AREA OF STUDY: Public Safety, Transportation & Consumer Services

Automotive

This program is part of the

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Center of Excellence

 
 
 
 

The Automotive Center of Excellence offers high-tech training using state-of-the-art instruction, the latest technology and equipment that prepares technicians to troubleshoot complex issues and make repairs.

Degrees and Certificates

Program Outcomes

STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

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Demonstrate competency in automotive brake and suspension service procedures. Demonstrate competency in automotive automatic and manual transmission service and related systems.

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Demonstrate competency in automotive engine repair and replacement service procedures. Demonstrate competency in automotive electrical and electronic systems service and procedure.

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Demonstrate competency in automotive airconditioning service and repair. Demonstrate professional work habits and techincal skills necessary for success in the automotive repair industry.

Program Information

General Requirements

The Automotive Technology program and curriculum are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), 101 Blue Seal Drive, SE, Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175, 703.669.6650 Fax: 703.669.6125, www.natef.org.

Students receiving the AAS degree can look forward to a variety of employment opportunities in the automotive industry as repair technicians, service writers, service managers, shop foremen, and/or business owners. All instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), 101 Blue Seal Drive, SE, Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175, www.ase.com

In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.

Accreditation

The Automotive Technician Program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF) in Maintenance and Light Repair. Founded in 1983 as an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3)organization the mission of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) is to improve the quality of automotive technician training programs nationwide at secondary and post-secondary, public and proprietary schools. To accomplish this mission NATEF examines the structure, resources and quality of training programs and evaluates them against standards established by the industry. These standards reflect the skills that students must master to be successful in the industry.

Employment

There are 14,251 Automotive Master Mechanics employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 4.2% over the next four years.

The estimated annual job openings is 550 jobs a year.
Median Wages - $15.65 hourly, $33,000 annually

Resources

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RICHARD HAKEMACK

 
 
Hours of Operation: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm