Auto Mechanics Technology AAS

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 in-depth 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. The Auto Mechanics Technology program is a drug-free programs. 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.

Advanced on-the-job training for the student can be obtained either through a cooperative or internship placement. In the cooperative option, the student is an employee of a local business and works in areas designed to meet specific educational goals. Under the internship option, the student is unpaid and works on a specific area of automotive training. A program coordinator works with the employer in establishing training goals and work experience. The program can generally be completed in two years.
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.

General Education Core

Written Communication
ENGL-101COLLEGE WRITING3.00
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
MTHPT-137MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY4.00
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
SURVEY OF ART
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Additional General Education Core
Select one of the following:3.00
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Total Credits16.00

Program 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
Total Credits50.00

Summary

General Education16
Program Requirements50
Total66