Automotive

Automotive Technology Certificate and Associate of Applied Science

The Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment in the high technology automotive service industry.

Students will gain knowledge in automotive air conditioning, electrical systems, fuel injection, transmissions and transaxles, engine performance, brake systems, steering and suspension systems, and computerized automotive control systems. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on learning in the labs to develop diagnostic and troubleshooting skills, as well as repair procedures.

Graduates of the Automotive Technology program are typically placed in dealerships, independent garages and specialty automotive repair facilities. Courses taken for completion of the Certificate Program can be applied toward completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technology.

Ford Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate

Ford Certified Maintenance and Light Repair technicians know the skills required to perform regular maintenance, light repairs and parts installation on all types of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury automobiles and light trucks.

Successful students in this program will achieve Ford Motor Company’s Maintenance and Light Repair certification, which includes:

  • Automotive Electrical System
  • Automotive Brake Systems
  • Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Automotive Suspension and Steering

GM-ASEP (Automotive Service Educational Program) Associate of Applied Science

What is GM ASEP? ASEP is an educational partnership between South Texas College and General Motors Corporation. It is a GM-specific program designed to upgrade the technical competency and professional level of the entry level GM dealership technician. The curriculum reflects current GM technology. ASEP provides classroom and laboratory training that is reinforced by on-the-job experience in a GM dealership. It is a comprehensive, two-year program

Associate Degree

Automotive Technology (AAS-AUTO)

GM-ASEP (Auto Service Educational Program) (AAS-ASEP)

Certificates

Automotive Technology (CT1-AUTO)

Cost of Program

Tuition & fees: $5,004.00
Books & supplies: $2,897.95
On-Campus Room & Board:Not Offered

Length of Program

Intended time to complete:18 Months
% of graduates who completed on time: 39.3%

Employment

Jobs related to this program:
• Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (49-3023) O*NET

Debt

Median debt from federal loans:N/A
Median debt from private educational loans: $5,000.00
Median debt from institution financing plan:N/A

Job Placement

% Job Placement of Graduates 70%

Ford Youth and Adult Training Program

Cost of Program

Tuition & fees: $2,497.00
Books & supplies: $1,856.00
On-Campus Room & Board:Not Offered

Length of Program

Intended time to complete:12 Months
% of graduates who completed on time: 81.8%

Employment

Jobs related to this program:
• Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (49-3023) O*NET

Debt

Median debt from federal loans:N/A
Median debt from private educational loans:N/A
Median debt from institution financing plan:N/A

Job Placement

% Job Placement of Graduates 70%

Staff Faculty

Name E-mail Phone Location
Angulo, Gerardo jangulo 956-683-2710 TECH B307
Solis, Leslie lsolis17 956-872-6258 TECH B241
Hernandez, Nancy nherna30 956-872-2708 TECH B302
Name E-mail Phone Location
CAMARILLO, ROGELIO rcamaril 956-872-6243 TECH B230
DELA PENA, ERNESTO edelapena 956-872-6138 TECH B305
DELA PENA, RAUL   Ford MLR rdlpena 956-872-6185 TECH B303
GARCIA, RODRIGO   FORD MLR rod956 956-872-2705 TECH B131
JUAN ALFARO jalfaro2 956-872-2749 TECH B305
GONZALEZ, ROBERTO gonzalez 956-872-2706 TECH B303
LOPEZ, RICARDO rlopez 956-872-2733 TECH B231
MOREN, SAN ESTEBAN sanestebanmoreno 956-402-8184 PSJA HS
OCHOA, MATIAS mjr 956-735-3221 Roma HS
RODRIGUEZ, VICTOR vrodrig 956-872-6250 TECH B305
SANCHEZ, DAVID dsanchez1 956-872-6170 TECH B305
TREVINO, ROY  GM ASEP royt 956-872-2711 TECH B302
UNRUH, DANIEL  GM ASEP dunruh 956-872-2707 TECH B303

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