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Austin Community College
Automotive Technology and Outdoor Power Equipment Department
ACC - Riverside Campus
1020 Grove Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741
Degrees Offered
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Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program at Austin Community College offers NATEF certified automotive technician training. The program has a variety of degree and certificate options, including a two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree, and a Certificate program.

The program provides training in maintenance repair work on automotive vehicles. Included is training in the use of technical manuals and a variety of hand and power tools. Instruction and practice is provided in diagnosis of malfunctions; disassembly of units; parts inspection; and repair or replacement of parts involving engine overhaul and repair, ignition systems, fuel injection systems, brakes, transmission, electrical systems, air conditioning, and suspension systems.

Austin Community College's Automotive Technology program is a Tech Prep Program participant. High School students may receive college credit for approved courses taken during high school. Articulating Tech Prep courses include AUMT 1405, AUMT 1407, AUMT 2417, AUMT 1410, AUMT 1416, AUMT 2489, COSC 1301. High School students should discuss these options with their high school counselor. Other students should contact an Automotive Technology advisor.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Associate of Applied Science Degree



AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Automotive Technician Certificate


AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
MOTORCYCLE REPAIR
Certificate

This certificate provides power mechanics technology training in the principles and operation of motorcycle two and four cycle engines, electrical systems, engine failure analysis, tune-up, hydraulic principles and extensive laboratory experience. It covers motorcycle chassis mounted equipment. It includes, brakes, wheels and tires, clutches, drive chains, and transmissions.

Semester I


MTRC 1402
Motorcycle Tune Up 4
MTRC 1405
Motorcycle Service Principles 4
MTRC 1422
Motorcycle Electrical Systems 4



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Semester II
MTRC 1419
Motorcycle Four Stroke Engine/Transmission 4
MTRC 1408
Motorcycle Chassis and Drive Systems 4
# MTRC 1466
Practicum -- Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair Technology/Technician 4



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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
Certificate

This program will provide power mechanics technology training in the principles and operation of two and four cycle small engines, electrical systems, engine failure analysis, tune-up, hydraulic principles and extensive laboratory experience. It encompasses equipment that is powered by small engines, i.e., lawn mowers, grass trimmers, and chain saws. It covers cutting deck mounting, height and drive belt adjustments. It also includes gear case overhaul, and chain service and repair.

Semester I


SMER
1424

Small Gasoline Engine 4
SMER 1431
Small Engine Tune Up 4
SMER 1425
Small Engine Electrical Systems 4



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Semester II
SMER 1428
Small Engine Service Principles 4
SMER 1437
Small Engine Four Stroke Engine/Transmission 4
# SMER 2450
Small Engine Capstone Projects 4



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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
MARINE ENGINE REPAIR
Certificate

This certificate provides power mechanics technology training in the principles and operation of marine two and four cycle engines, electrical systems, engine failure analysis, tune-up, hydraulic principles, lower unit drives, and extensive laboratory experience. It includes marine engine transit mounting and height adjustments.

Semester I


SMER 1401
Marine Engine Tune Up 4
SMER 1404
Marine Equipment Service Principles 4
SMER 1413
Marine Electrical Systems 4



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Semester II
SMER 1407
Marine Engine Overhaul 4
SMER 1410
Marine Drive Units 4
# SMER 2450
Small Engine Capstone Projects 4



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