Automotive Mechanics (AUM) is a 60 semester hour program combining classroom theory with hands-on practice in the laboratory. Requirements for the certificate of completion include four academic courses totaling 12 semester hours and all required career technical courses. Students can also earn stackable short term certificates and industry certifications. This program is designed to help students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to prepare for successful entry-level employment in the field of automotive mechanics.
- Automotive Mechanics
- Short Term Certificate
- Braking Systems
- Engine Performance
- Heating/Air Conditioning
- Wheel Alignment
National Career Readiness Credential
Estimated Program Length
|Short Term Certificate||1 semester||9|
|Certificate of Completion||5 semesters||60|
Required Program Courses
|AUM101||Fundamentals of Auto Technology||3|
|AUM122||Steering and Suspension||3|
|AUM130||Drive Train and Axles||3|
|AUM133||Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning||3|
|AUM162||Electrical and Electronic Systems||3|
|AUM212||Adv. Electrical/Electronic Systems||3|
|AUM220||Advanced Automotive Engines||3|
Required Academic Courses
|DPT100||Introductory Computer Skills I||3|
|ENG100||Vocational Technical English||3|
|MAH101||Introductory Mathematics I||3|
|SPC103||Oral Communication Skills||3|
Electives may be offered to meet a student’s personal educational goals or for instructional purposes.
Mr. Eric McClellan, Instructor
This is a “Live Work” program.
Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for automotive mechanics and service technicians was $39,550 in May 2017. Employment in this field is projected to grow at around six percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job seekers should note industry certification is often required once the person is employed.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook