Automotive Technology

Admission Information

Steps to take for admission to Midlands Technical College and the Automotive Department

  • You must first complete an application to Midlands Technical College. The college application form is posted on our web site.
  • You will receive notification that your application has been received and that you must take the placement test. This is a test of your reading, writing and math skills.
  • Once you have completed the test you may schedule an advisement appointment with the Automotive Department at (803)738-7751. NOTE: All students wishing to enter the Automotive Department must meet with an automotive instructor for advisement, no one else may advise you for this department.

AUTOMOTIVE DEPARTMENT: Entrance Requirements

All Automotive Students Must Attend a MANDATORY New Student Orientation Prior To The Beginning Of Their First Semester In The Automotive Program - Failure to attend will result in being ineligible to attend automotive classes.

RDG Score of 80-Compass or 40 Asset-or DVS before entering automotive
MATH Score of 44PA-Compass or 40-asset-or DVS before entering Automotive
ENGLISH Score of 20-Compass or Asset-or DVS before entering Automotive

Open enrollment
Student may start any semester (daytime) or at the beginning of section (night)

Student may take Certificate or Associate degree program
Certificate Certificate awarded for each successfully completed automotive course, 6 semesters/6 certificates total (60 credit hours).
Associate Degree 6 semesters of automotive training plus 2 general ed. classes each fall and spring semester to complete in 2 years (total 84 cr.hrs.)

Automotive Course Sequence
New student will be placed in one of the following their first semester:
  • Electrical Systems (3 classes)
  • Brakes and Suspension (4 classes)
  • Heating and Air Conditioning (2 classes)
  • Engine Repair (2 classes)
All automotive courses have 2 to 4 classes to be taken concurrently: (Ex. Aut 141/Aut 241 must be taken the same semester.)

All students follow specific course sequence for 6 semesters:
  • Sequence #1
    • Electrical Systems
    • Brakes and Suspension
    • HVAC
    • Engine Repair
    • Trans. & Drive trains
    • Engine Performance
  • Sequence #2
    • Brakes and suspension
    • HVAC
    • Engine Repair
    • Electrical System
    • Engine Performance
    • Trans. & Drive Trains
  • Sequence #3
    • HVAC
    • Engine Repair
    • Electrical Systems
    • Engine Performance
    • Trans. & Drive Trains
    • Brakes and Suspension
  • Sequence #4
    • Engine Repair
    • Electrical Systems
    • Brakes and Suspension
    • Trans. & Drive Trains
    • Engine Performance
    • HVAC

Special Requirements:
  • Required tool list: approx. $1800 2800 cost first semester (no further requirement)
  • Work uniform button down front shirt/work pants or properly fitting coveralls (in dark blue or black color)
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