Automotive Technology

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.

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

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Automotive Technology Certificate

Gainful Employment  (https://www.southtexascollege.edu/ge/Automotive-Technology/index.html)

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First Semester Credit Hours
AUMT 1201 Introduction and Theory of Automotive Technology 2
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUMT 1416 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 4
  Credit Hours 14
Second Semester
AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair 4
AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 4
AUMT 2425 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 4
  Credit Hours 12
Third Semester
AUMT 2313 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 3
AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems 3
AUMT 2434 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 4
AUMT 1266 Practicum I 2
  Credit Hours 12
  Total Credit Hours 38

Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First Semester Credit Hours
AUMT 1201 Introduction and Theory of Automotive Technology 2
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUMT 1416 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 4
  Credit Hours 14
Second Semester
AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems 3
AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair 4
AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 1 3
  Credit Hours 14
Summer Session I
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
Humanities Elective 1 3
  Credit Hours 6
Third Semester
AUMT 2313 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 3
AUMT 2425 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 4
AUMT 2434 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 1 3
  Credit Hours 14
Fourth Semester
CSIR 1355 Industry Certifications 3
AUMT 2421 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair 4
Math and Natural Sciences Elective 1 3
AUMT 1266 Practicum I (CAPSTONE) 2
  Credit Hours 12
  Total Credit Hours 60

Automotive Technology

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

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First Semester Credit Hours
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUMT 1316 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems-GM-ASEP 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 1 3
  Credit Hours 14
Second Semester
AUMT 2425 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 4
AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair 4
AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 4
  Credit Hours 12
Summer Session I
AUMT 1266 Practicum I 2
Humanities Elective 1 3
AUMT 1267 Practicum II 2
  Credit Hours 7
Third Semester
AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems 3
AUMT 2313 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
  Credit Hours 12
Fourth Semester
Math and Natural Sciences Elective 1 3
AUMT 2421 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair 4
AUMT 2434 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 4
  Credit Hours 11
Summer Session II
AUMT 2266 Practicum III-GM ASEP 2
AUMT 2267 CAPSTONE: Practicum IV- GM ASEP 2
  Credit Hours 4
  Total Credit Hours 60
Faculty
Name E-mail Phone Location
Alfaro, Juan jalfaro2 956-872-2749 TECH B-305
Bain, Johnny jbain1 956-872-6256 TECH B-305
Camarillo, Rogelio, GM ASEP rcamaril 956-872-6233 TECH B-303
Chapa, Juan jchapa_2791
956-872-6250 TECH B-231
Dela Pena, Raul rdlpena 956-872-6185 TECH B-230
Hernandez, Roberto rhern104 956-872-2788 TECH C-136
Munoz, Ruben, GM ASEP rmunoz_7150 956-872-6108 TECH B-304
Ochoa, Matias mjr 956-735-3221 Roma HS
Sanchez, David dsanchez1 956-872-6170 TECH B-139
Trevino, Roy, GM ASEP royt 956-872-2711 TECH C119/113
Unruh, Daniel, GM ASEP dunruh 956-872-2707 TECH B303
Vega, Mathew, GM ASEP mvega3
956-872-2741 TECH B-304
Wade, Richard rwade 956-872-2733 TECH B-302

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Staff
Name E-mail Phone Location
Herrera, Sonia - Faculty Secretary sherrera_6438 956-872-2708 Tech C-119
Angulo, Gerardo - Lab Assistant jangulo 956-683-2710 Tech B307