Automotive Tech Program Overview

Program Goals

The goals of the program are to prepare the student with the skills and competencies necessary for a successful career as an automotive technician, to instill in the student the work habits and attitude necessary to work in a highly competitive field, and to provide the student with the basic skills necessary to become a lifelong learner in order to keep abreast of the latest technological changes in the automobile. 

The Automotive Technology program courses are clustered into certificates, each providing a set of marketable workplace skills. 

The Certificates of Competence as Drive Train Specialist, Under-car Specialist, and Electronics/Computer Specialist lead to the Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Technology and the AAS degree. This two-year AAS degree program is primarily designed to begin every other year. 

This program is articulated with other UH Community College Automotive programs. Students should plan to enroll in all the Automotive Technology program courses offered each semester in order to earn the desired certificate or degree in the shortest time possible. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with an academic adviser to help them plan the best path for reaching their academic goals.

Tool Cost

The cost of tools and supplies for the four semesters is approximately $2,500. This cost can vary considerably, depending on where the student chooses to buy tools and supplies.

Program Admission Requirements

Applicants will be admitted into the Automotive Technology program on a “first applied, first qualified” basis. Students not meeting prerequisites may take non-AMT designated courses required in the program and begin the cycle of automotive (AMT) courses once prerequisites are met. First-semester courses require qualification into ENG 106 or higher and MATH 100 or higher or concurrent enrollment in MATH 75X. The student must maintain a valid driver’s license throughout the course of study.

A GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses applicable toward the degree or certificates is needed to meet graduation requirements.