Associate of Applied Science (AAS),
Technical Diploma (TD),
Certificate of Technical Studies
Technical Competency Area (TCA)
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Description | Employment Opportunities
Mission and Program Description:
The purpose of this program is to
provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop
experience to prepare individuals to engage in the servicing and
maintenance of all types of automobiles at the entry level. The
program prepares the individual to select, safely use, and
maintain hand and power tools, jacks, and hoisting equipment.
Instruction in the diagnosis of malfunctions and the repair of
engines; fuel, electrical, cooling, and brake systems; drive
train; and suspension systems is included. The competencies in
the automotive technology program are directly correlated with
the knowledge required to prepare an individual for the
certification test given by the National Institute for
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The content is organized
into competency-based courses of instruction that specify
occupational competencies the individual must successfully
complete according to the priorities for tasks established by
the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
ASE CERTIFICATION PREPARATORY COURSES
The technical courses in the Automotive Technology program
are divided into nine (9) concentrations. The Basic Automotive
Skills course should be taken prior to beginning any of the
additional eight (8) areas of certification, which are arranged
to prepare an individual for ASE certification.
Upon successful completion of each of the eight (8) areas of
certification, a TCA certificate may be awarded for each
Length of Program:
AAS = 75 Semester Credit Hours
TD = 60 Semester Credit Hours
AAS = High School Diploma or GED
TD = Ability to Benefit
|Placement Exam Scores:
Spring 2008 Program Placement Score Chart (.pdf)
COMPASS Scores: Read 85; Math 55; Engl./Writ. 70
ACT Scores: Read 20; Math 19; Engl./Writ. 18
COMPASS Scores: Read 64; Math 31; Engl./Writ. 25
ACT Scores: Read 14; Math 16; Engl./Writ. 13
Approximate Total Cost of Books and Supplies:
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Note: Transferable General Education Courses needed to meet the requirements for the AAS are offered through a collaborative agreement with South Louisiana Community College (SLCC).
The objectives of the Automotive Technology program are to:
- Train individuals to maintain, safely use, diagnose, and
repair engines, fuel, electrical, cooling, and brake
- Provide information necessary for individuals to be
employed in the automotive industry.
- Provide the academic preparation necessary for success
in automotive-related occupations.
An application or re-application
fee and a testing fee per component are charged for each
Application for Admission submitted.
Tuition is paid by the semester.
(SEE - Tuition and Fees)
Students are also required to purchase books and supplies
separately. Contact your host campus for a complete projected cost of
The college accepts cash,
personal and company checks, MasterCard or Visa for all fees. A
percentage of tuition and fees are refundable up to the tenth
day of instruction. No refund will be made after the tenth day.