Automotive Maintenance and Light Automotive Repair One-Semester Certificate

This program follows a structured schedule, Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM.

The Automotive Maintenance and Light Automotive Repair Level 1 Certificate is a specialized program that allows students to fast track into the automotive industry. Students will be trained on the basic essentials that are necessary to start an automotive degree. Completing the Level 1 Certificate allows a student to work in jobs such as a vehicle service apprentice, a lubrication and chassis specialist, and other entry level automotive repair positions.


This certificate is a stackable credential earned while enrolled in the one-year certificate program.  The certificate is earned upon successful completion of the first semester.


First Semester Hours
AUMT 1405
Introduction to Automotive Technology
AUMT 1312
Basic Automotive Service
AUMT 1257
Automotive Brake Systems Theory
AUMT 1310
Automotive Brake Systems
AUMT 1307
Automotive Electrical Systems
Total Hours 15


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Stan DeVore
Program Coordinator, Automotive Service Technology
(903) 823-3354, office
(903) 823-3234, shop
Brandon Washington
Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education
(903) 823-3232

Automotive Technology Course Descriptions

AUMT 1257 W - Automotive Brake Systems Theory (2,1,2).

Theory and principles related to the design, operation, and servicing of automotive braking systems. Includes disc and drum-type brakes, hydraulic systems, power assist components, anti-lock brake systems, and diagnosis and reconditioning procedures.

AUMT 1307 W - Automotive Electrical Systems (3,2,4).

An overview of automotive electrical systems including topics in operational theory, testing, diagnosis, and repair of, charging and starting systems, and electrical accessories. Emphasis on electrical principles, schematic diagrams, and service manuals. May be taught manufacturer specific.

AUMT 1310 W - Automotive Brake Systems (3,2,4).

Operation and repair of drum/disc type brake systems. Topics include brake theory, diagnosis, and repair of power, manual, anti-lock brake systems, and parking brakes. May be taught with manufacturer specific instructions.

AUMT 1312 W - Basic Automotive Service (3,2,4).

Basic automotive service. Includes compliance with safety and hazardous material handling procedures and maintenance of shop equipment.

AUMT 1316 W - Automotive Suspension/ Steering Systems (3,2,4).

Diagnosis and repair of automotive suspension and steering systems including electronically controlled systems. Includes component repair, alignment procedures, and tire and wheel service. May be taught manufacturer specific.

AUMT 1319 W - Automotive Engine Repair (3,2,4).

Fundamentals of engine operation, diagnosis and repair. Emphasis on identification, inspection, measurements, disassembly, repair, and reassembly of the engine. May be taught manufacturer specific.

AUMT 1345 W - Automotive Climate Control Systems (3,2,4).

Diagnosis and repair of manual/electronic climate control systems; includes the refrigeration cycle and EPA guidelines for refrigerant handling. May be taught manufacturer specific

AUMT 1405 W - Introduction to Automotive Technology (4,2,6).

An introduction to the automotive industry including automotive history, safety practices, shop equipment and tools, vehicle subsystems, service publications, professional responsibilities, and basic automotive maintenance. May be taught manufacturer specific.

AUMT 2289 W -Internship: Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician (2,0,12).

A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.

AUMT 2301 W - Automotive Management (3,2,2).

Study of human and customer relations, and customer satisfaction in the automotive service industry. Emphasis on management and building relationships between the service department and the customer.

AUMT 2313 W - Automotive Drive Train and Axels (3,2,4).

A study of automotive clutches, clutch operation devices, manual transmissions/ transaxles, and differentials with emphasis on diagnosis and repair. May be taught with manufacturer specific instructions.

AUMT 2317 W - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I (3,2,4).

Theory, operation, diagnosis of drivability concerns, and repair of ignition, and fuel delivery systems. Use of current engine performance diagnostic equipment. May be taught with manufacturer specific instructions.

AUMT 2332 W - Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle II (3,2,4).

An analysis or electronic controls and actuators and the related circuits of modern automatic transmissions/transaxles with an emphasis on diagnostics. May be taught manufacturer specific.

AUMT 2334 W - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II (3,2,4).

Diagnosis and repair of emission systems, computerized engine performance systems, and advanced ignition and fuel systems. Includes use of advanced engine performance diagnostic equipment. May be taught manufacturer specific.