Goodman

The Automotive Technology program is an instructional program that prepares individuals to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles. Instruction includes the diagnosis of malfunctions of all eight areas of ASE/NATEF certification (Engline Repair, Electrical & Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Brakes, Steering & Suspension Systems, Manual Drive Trains & Axles, Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles, Heating & Air Conditioning).

Automotive Technology may be taught as either a Technical Certificate program, an Advanced Technical Certificate program, or an AAS Degree program. The curriculum for Postsecondary Automotive Technology is based upon the task list published in ASE Certification for Automobile Training Programs and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF). This task list serves as a national standard for certification of automobile technician training programs and is regularly reviewed and validated by technicians and engineers in the automotive industry.

Curriculum

Jobs

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for jobs in automotive dealerships, businesses, and industries as:

  • Service Managers
  • Service Dispatchers
  • Service Writers
  • Parts Managers
  • Warranty Clerks
  • Parts Sales
  • Detail Managements
  • Auto Technicians
  • Lube Technicians

Contact

Emily Bennett
Administrative Assistant
Goodman Campus
M.R. Thorne Building
(662) 472-9058
ebennett@holmescc.edu
Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program here at Holmes has given me great confidence to step into the world of industry and has opened up many wonderful job opportunities in my field of choice.

Wesley Davis, West

Course Descriptions

ATT 1124 - Basic Electrical/Electronic Systems
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to all components of the vehicle electrical system including lights, battery, starting, and charging components. Two lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

ATT 1134 - Advanced Electrical/Electronic Systems
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the components of the vehicle electrical system including gauges, driver information systems, horn, wiper/washer systems, and accessories. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

ATT 1214 - Brakes.
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the repair and maintenance of brake systems on automobiles. It includes instruction and practice in diagnosis of braking systems problems and the repair of brake systems. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

ATT 1313 - Manual Drive Trains/Transaxles.
This is a course to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the maintenance and repair of manual transmissions, transaxles and drive train components. It includes instruction in the diagnosis of drive train problems and the repair and maintenance of transmissions, transaxles, clutches, CV joints, differentials and other components. One lecture. Four hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ATT 1424 - Engine Performance I.
This is a course designed to provide basic skills and knowledge related to the engine mechanicals, ignition system, fuel, air induction, exhaust systems, and emission systems. It includes instruction, diagnosis, and correction of problems associated with in these areas. Two hours lecture. Four hours lab. Four hours credit.

ATT 1715 - Engine Repair.
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the repair and rebuilding of automotive engines. It includes instruction and practice in the diagnosis and repair of engine components including valve trains, blocks, pistons and connecting rods, crankshafts, and oil pumps. Two hours lecture. Six hours lab. Five hours credit.

ATT 1811 - Introduction, Safety, and Employability Skills.
This is a course designed to provide knowledge of classroom and lab policies and procedures. Safety practices and procedures associated with the automotive program and automotive industry. One lecture. One hour credit.

ATT 2324 - Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles.
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the diagnosis of automatic transmissions and transaxles. This course includes instruction and practice of testing, inspecting, and repairing/replacing of these devices. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

ATT 2334 - Steering and Suspension Systems.
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the inspection and repair of steering and suspension systems on automobiles. This course includes instruction and practice in the diagnosis of steering system problems and the repair/replacement of steering/suspension systems components. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

ATT 2434 - Engine Performance II.
This is a course designed to provide intermediate skills and knowledge related to the ignition system, fuel, air induction, exhaust systems, and emission systems. It includes instruction, diagnosis, and correction of problems associated within these areas. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

ATT 2444 - Engine Performance III.
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the ignition system, fuel, air induction, exhaust systems, and emission systems. It includes instruction, diagnosis, and correction of problems associated with in these areas. Two hours lecture. Four hours lab. Four hours credit.

ATT 2614 - Heating and Air Conditioning.
This course is designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge associated with the maintenance and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems. It includes instruction and practice in the diagnosis and repair of heating and air conditioning system components, and control systems. Two hours lecture. Four hours lab. Four hours credit.

ATT 291(1-6) - Special Problem I in Automotive Technology.
A basic course to provide students with an opportunity to utilize basic skills and general knowledge gained in other Automotive Technology courses. The instructor and student work closely together to select a topic and establish criteria for completion of the project. Two-Twelve hours lab. One-Six hours credit.

ATT 292(1-6) - Supervised Work Experience in Automotive Technology.
A course that is a cooperative program between industry and education designed to integrate the student's technical studies with industrial experience. Variable credit is awarded on the basis of one semester hour per 45 industrial contact hours. Three-Eighteen hours externship. One -Six hours credit.