2011-2012 College Credit Catalog: Award Plans
Automotive Technology and Outdoor Powered Equipment
The Automotive Technology program at Austin Community College offers NATEF certified automotive technician training. The program offers a variety of degree and certificate options, including a two–year Associate in Applied Science Degree, a one–year Certificate program, four specialized Certificate programs of less than one year, as well as an Enhanced Skills certificate. The program provides training in maintenance repair work on automotive vehicles. Included is training in the use of technical manuals and a variety of hand and power tools. Instruction and practice is provided in diagnosis of malfunctions; disassembly of units; parts inspection; and repair or replacement of parts involving engine overhaul and repair, ignition systems, fuel injection systems, brakes, transmission, electrical systems, air conditioning, and suspension systems.
Austin Community College’s Automotive Technology program is a Tech Prep Program participant. High School students may receive college credit for approved courses taken during high school. Tech Prep program participants will receive an Enhanced Skills Certificate. Articulating Tech Prep courses include AUMT 1405, AUMT 1407, AUMT 2417, AUMT 1410, AUMT 1416, AUMT 2489, and COSC 1301. High School students should discuss these options with their high school counselor. Other students should contact an Automotive Technology advisor.