Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology Certificate and Associate of Applied Science

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

Students will gain knowledge in automotive heating and air conditioning systems, electrical/electronic systems, fuel injection, both manual and automatic transmissions/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 and quick service shops. 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. GM ASEP streamlines the path to becoming a highly trained automotive technician to less than two years. In GM ASEP you will alternate between your local GM ASEP College and hands-on work experience at your sponsoring worksite. GM ASEP instructors are GM trained and in touch with the latest automotive trends. You will be learning from the best. Learn how to identify, analyze and solve complex automotive problems. Theory and practical application will come together as you spend time working on actual customer vehicles.

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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