Automotive Technology

Associate Degree

About the Program

The automotive curriculum at Midlands Technical College provides students with an up-to-date training program that will develop their knowledge of automotive theory and operational skills. Students prepare to enter the career field through hands-on training emphasizing:

  • diagnostic and electrical service,
  • engine overhaul,
  • air conditioning repair,
  • all phases of suspension and brake service,
  • engine performance, and
  • reconditioning and replacement of component parts of automatic and manual transmissions.

In addition to general career training in automotive technology, MTC prepares students to become certified in a specialty by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.). A.S.E. certifies technicians in eight specialty areas in automotive technology and is nationally recognized by the automotive industry as the foremost organization for professional certification. Certification examinations are administered twice annually at selected sites throughout the United States including Midlands Technical College. Areas of certification include: Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Brakes, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Electrical Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning Systems, Manual Drive Train and Axle, Steering and Suspension.

Articulation opportunities may provide qualified high school graduates with advanced placement in the program. There's no need to wait; MTC accepts new students into the program every semester and works around a student's busy schedule by offering day or evening courses.

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all of the courses offered within the Automotive Services Technology Department for the grade to be counted toward graduation.

Learning experiences for students in the Automotive Technology program and related certificates are provided in the classrooms and automotive bays on the Beltline Campus in the Automotive Building and Garage. 

Accreditation

The Automotive Technology Program is Master Certified by NATEF, the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation and is structured to provide students, both male and female, with up-to-date training that will develop their knowledge of automative theory and operational skills to the level required for entry into the field as automative technicians.

The Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified in each specialty area by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.)

Through intensive classroom and lab (hands on) training, the program emphasizes diagnosis and repair in all six automotive repair specialties certified by A.S.E.

Special Requirements

Students are required to purchase their own safety equipment and tools. A tool list for each course is available upon request.

Newly entering students are required to attend mandatory orientation prior to beginning AUT courses.

 

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