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Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology


The program prepares students for the automotive industry. It provides students with the skills needed for a job as an entry-level line technician. It covers the automobile in every area such as chassis systems, electrical systems, fuel systems, climate control systems, drive train systems, and engine repair and engine performance. This program also provides upgrades in skills for technicians already working in the automotive industry. Demonstration of appropriate automotive skills to the faculty advisor is required.

The program follows the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) curriculum standards. Upon completion of this program a student will receive a certificate and may be eligible to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification test.

Completion of this certificate can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Vocational/Technical Studies.

Institutional Proficiency Requirements

In addition to the courses listed below for this program of study, students must also complete institutional proficiencies of ENG098 and MATH075.

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Certificate Requirements - Minimum of 55 Credit Hours Print Requirements

Program Requirements       (53 hours)
AUTO100Automotive Fundamentals 4 credits
AUTO104Electrical and Electronic Systems I 5 credits
AUTO106Engine Performance I 5 credits
AUTO108Manual Transmission and Drivetrain 4 credits
AUTO120Engine Repair 5 credits
AUTO124Heating and Air Conditioning 4 credits
AUTO126Engine Performance II 5 credits
AUTO128Automatic Transmissions and Drivetrain 5 credits
AUTO135Brakes 4 credits
AUTO137Electrical and Electronic Systems II 5 credits
AUTO154Steering and Suspension 4 credits
AUTO225Automotive practicum 3 credits
Approved Electives (2 hours)
AUTO101General Automotive Service 2 credits
AUTO161Introduction to Diesel Mechanics 4 credits
CRT100Introduction to Collision Repair 3 credits
MGMT218Principles of Small Business Management 4 credits
STEM105Computer Use for Scientific Research 3 credits
WLDG105Introduction to Welding 3 credits
ELEC101Electronics Circuits/DC 4 credits
ELEC179Soldering Fabrication and Repair 3 credits

Automotive Technology Curriculum Profile 2012-2015

Gainful Employment Automotive Technology Information

Program Resources

Program Director: Gary Martinez
Phone: (505)454-2522
Program Advisor: Eugene Sandoval
Phone: (505)454-2590
Email: esandoval@luna.edu

ACCESS Center Personnel

Director: Renee Maestas
Phone: (505)454-5355
Email: rmaestas@luna.edu
Advisor: Janice Medrano
Phone: (505)454-2546
Email: jmedrano@luna.edu

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