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Automotive Technology

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Concentration Information

 
The Automotive Technology one-year certificate offered through Trinity Valley Community College is designed to prepare students for positions as entry-level technicians. This program combines theory and laboratory courses in the internal combustion engine, standard, and automatic transmissions, shop safety, and front- and rear-suspension system of the automobiles. In addition, students take a course in the service and repair of the electronic fuel injection and computer system of the automobile. 
 
According to the most recent U. S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is expected to grow by 17 percent from 2010 to 2020. The following video provides information on automotive technology  careers.
 
 This video is produced by the Texas Genuine project which provides information on all workforce careers available in the State of Texas.
 
 
 

AUMT 1201. Introduction & Theory of Automotive Technology. (2-1-3) DUAL AUTO PROGRAM ONLY

An introductory overview of the automotive service industry including history, safety practices, shop equipment and tools, vehicle subsystems, service publications, professional responsibilities, and automobile maintenance. Lab fee.

AUMT 1305.  Introduction to Automotive Technology. (3-2-2) DUAL AUTO PROGRAM ONLY

An introduction to the automotive industry including automotive history, safety practices, shop equipment and tools, vehicle subsystems, service publications, professional responsibilities, and basic automotive maintenance. May be taught manufacturer specific. Lab fee.

AUMT 1405.  Introduction to Automotive Technology (4-2-6)

An introduction to the automotive industry including automotive history, safety practices, shop equipment and tools, vehicle subsystems, service publications, professional responsibilities, and basic automotive maintenance. May be taught manufacturer specific. Lab fee.

AUMT 1310.  Automotive Brake Systems (3-2-4) DUAL AUTO PROGRAM ONLY

Operation and repair of drum/disc type brake systems. Topics include brake theory, diagnosis, and repair of power, manual, anti-lock brake systems, and parking brakes. May be taught manufacturer specific. Lab fee.

AUMT 1410. Automotive Brake Systems (4-2-8)

Operation and repair of drum/disc type brake systems. Topics include brake theory, diagnosis, and repair of power, manual, anti-lock brake systems, and parking brakes. May be taught manufacturer specific.  Lab fee.

AUMT 1213. Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems Theory (2-1-3) DUAL AUTO PROGRAM ONLY

A study of automotive suspension and steering systems including the theory of wheel and tire construction and alignment angles and procedures. Lab fee.

AUMT 1316.  Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems (3-2-4) DUAL AUTO PROGRAM ONLY

Diagnosis and repair of automotive suspension and steering systems including electronically controlled systems. Includes component repair, alignment procedures and tire and wheel service. May be taught manufacturer specific. Lab fee.

AUMT 1416. Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems (4-2-8)

Diagnosis and repair of automotive suspension and steering systems including electronically controlled systems. Includes component repair, alignment procedures and tire and wheel service. May be taught manufacturer specific. Lab fee.

AUMT 1419. Automotive Engine Repair (4-2-8)

Fundamentals of engine operation, diagnosis and repair. Emphasis on identification, inspection, measurements, and disassembly, repair, and reassembly of the engine. May be taught manufacturer specific. Lab fee.

AUMT 1241. Automotive Climate Control Systems Theory (2-1-3) DUAL AUTO PROGRAM ONLY

Theory of automotive climate control systems. Emphasis on the refrigeration cycle and diagnosis of system malfunctions. Includes manual and electronic climate control systems. Lab fee.

AUMT 1345. Automotive Climate Control Systems (3-2-4) DUAL AUTO PROGRAM ONLY

Diagnosis and repair of manual/electronic climate control systems. Includes the refrigeration cycle and EPA guidelines for refrigerant handling. May be taught manufacturer specific. Lab fee.

AUMT 1445. Automotive Climate Control Systems (4-2-8)

Diagnosis and repair of manual/electronic climate control systems. Includes the refrigeration cycle and EPA guidelines for refrigerant handling. May be taught manufacturer specific.  Lab fee.

AUMT 1257. Automotive Brake Systems Theory (2-1-3) DUAL AUTO PROGRAM ONLY

Theory and principles related to the design, operation, and servicing of automotive braking systems. Includes disc and drum-type brakes, hydraulic systems, power assist components, anti-lock brake systems, and diagnosis and reconditioning procedures. Lab fee.

AUMT 2413. Automotive Drive Train and Axles (4-2-8)

A study of automotive clutches, clutch operation devices, manual transmissions/transaxles, and differentials with emphasis on the diagnosis and repair. May be taught manufacturer specific. Lab fee.

AUMT 2417. Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I (4-2-8)

Theory, operation, diagnosis of drivability concerns, and repair of ignition and fuel delivery systems. Use of current engine performance diagnostic equipment. May be taught manufacturer specific.  Lab fee.

AUMT 2425. Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle (4-2-8)

A study of the operation, hydraulic circuits and electronic controls of modern automatic transmissions and automatic transaxles.  Diagnosis, disassembly, and assembly procedures with emphasis on the use of special tools and repair techniques. May be taught manufacturer specific. Lab fee.

AUMT 2434. Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II (4-2-8)

Diagnosis and repair of emission systems, computerized engine performance systems, and advanced ignition and fuel systems. Includes use of advanced engine performance diagnostic equipment. May be taught manufacturer specific. Lab fee.

 
 
 
 

 

Component Area

Courses

Semester Hours

Communication (010)

Both:

ENGL 1301 AND

ENGL 1302

6

Mathematics (020)

One course from:

MATH 1314, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 2312, 2413

3

Life & Physical Sciences (030)

*Two Courses from:

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

6

Language, Philosophy,

And Culture (040)

One course from:

ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328,  2332,  2333

HUMA 1301

PHIL 2306

SPAN 2311, 2312

3

Creative Arts (050)

One course from:

ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

DRAM 1310, 2366

MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310

3

History (060)

Two courses from:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2301

6

Government (070)

Both:

GOVT 2305 AND GOVT 2306

6

Social & Behavioral Sciences (080)

One course from:

ECON 2301, 2302

PSYC 2301, 2314

SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301

3

Component Area Requirement CAO (090)

Two courses from:

BCIS 1305

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

EDUC/PSYC 1300

ENGL 2311

MATH 1314,1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1351, 2312, 2413, 2414, 2318, 2320, 2415

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

SPCH 1315, 1321

6

Suggested Pathway Electives

Suggested pathway electives  to complete 60 semester hours

18

(2 of the 18 hours will consist of science labs)

*The following science combinations will satisfy the life & physical science requirement

BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407; BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1409; BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413; BIOL 1406 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1407 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1408 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1409 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1411 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1413 with any CHEM or PHYS; CHEM 1405 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1406 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1405 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1406 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1407 with any BIOL or PHYS

 

 

 
 
 

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