Auto Mechanics Technology ATC

The Auto Mechanics Technology Program is National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) certified. This program develops skills for servicing and repairing all systems of the automobile. Students are taught to use specialized tools and equipment found in automotive shops, and receive instruction in automotive theory, related instruction, and practical shop experience.

Core instruction for all mechanics programs is provided during the first year. During the second year, students receive instruction in more complex systems. Students entering with prior training from high school, military, or industry can challenge portions of the training program by examination and/or performance testing. Students must achieve competencies in course work before moving to the next instructional area. Shop experience is combined with related theory. A specified set of tools is required upon entry. The tool list can be found on the program website.

All students will be subject to a Driver’s License Validation check for insurance purposes, and must hold a valid driver’s license while enrolled in the program. If a student receives a DUI while enrolled in the program, continuation in the program will be reviewed by the instructors on a case by case basis until the end of the semester. Students also will be required to obtain certification in First Aid/CPR. The Auto Mechanics Technology program is a drug-free program. The Division Chair may require drug or alcohol testing should there be an accident or reasonable suspicion of a student that appears under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Enrollment priority is on a first-come first-serve basis as determined by the student's faculty advising date.
  • The prospective students must have a current valid Driver’s License and have had no DUI’s in the past 12 months. If you have any questions regarding your driver's license, please contact the Technical &Industrial Division Office prior to submitting your application to LCSC.

Upon completion of the Auto Mechanics Technology program, the student will have basic skills to:

  • Service and repair all systems of the automobile.
  • Use specialized tools and equipment.
  • Understand electronics as it is applied to the automotive industry.
  • Function in a businesslike manner applicable to the automotive repair industry.
  • Be subject to a National Automotive Student Skills Standard Assessment test and must pass.

Advanced Technical Certificate Requirements

Technical Core
AUTMC-209AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION REPAIR/DIAGNOSIS6.00
AUTMC-212AUTOMOTIVE TUNE-UP AND DRIVABILITY6.00
AUTMC-218AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONING/ACCESSORIES6.00
AUTMC-225ADVANCED COMPUTERIZED FUEL SYSTEMS6.00
GENMC-102ELECTRICAL6.00
GENMC-103POWER TRAINS LECTURE AND LAB6.00
GENMC-105ENGINES LECTURE AND LAB6.00
GENMC-115CHASSIS, SUSPENSION, AND BRAKES LEC/LAB6.00
GENMC-126SAFETY2.00
Select one of the following:3.00
AUTOMOTIVE PARTS COUNTER PERSON
APPLIED ALGEBRA
Total Credits53.00

Summary

Technical Core50
Program Requirements3
Total53