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Automotive Technology

  • Golden Triangle campus 
  • Associate's Degree program
  • Vocational Certificate program 
The Automotive Technology department offers two programs: 1) a nine-month curriculum that leads to a vocational certificate in Automotive Mechanics; and 2) a two-year curriculum that leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology.
 
Associate's Degree program:
See required courses link for more information.
 
Automotive Technology provides the graduate with the basic skills and the technical knowledge to diagnose properly and repair late model vehicles, along with problem-solving techniques, and computer diagnosis. Automotive classes/laboratories and academic coursework are taught during the second year of study.
 
Practical experience is given in the following automotive service and repair areas as recognized by ASE and NATEF: engine repair, automotive transmissions, manual drive trains and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air-conditioning systems and engine performance systems.
 
Students are required to furnish their own set of tools while in the training program; a tool list is supplied to the student at registration. Each student will be responsible for purchasing a lab coat to be worn while performing shop activities. An approved list of lab coat options will be provided by the program instructor.
 
This program requires an ACT Score of 16 in the Composite and Math areas as well as a Silver Certificate on the Workkeys exam. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times, locations.
 
Vocational certificate program:
See required courses link for more information.
 
The Automotive Technology program provides the graduate with the basic skills and technical knowledge to properly diagnose and repair late model vehicles, along with problem solving techniques and computer diagnosis.
 
Students are taught in modern, well-equipped labs utilizing late model vehicles for repair procedures as well as electronic diagnostics. Practical experience is given in the following automotive service and repair areas as recognized by ASE and NATEF: engine repair, automotive transmissions, manual drive trains and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air-conditioning systems and engine performance systems.
 
Classes are held 6 1/2 hours a day, five days a week for nine months in a modern Career-Technical complex with facilities designed especially for this program. Students are required to furnish their own set of tools while in the training program; a tool list is supplied to the student at registration.
 
This program requires an ACT Score of 16 in the Composite and Math areas as well as a Silver Certificate on the Workkeys exam. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times, locations.
 
Applicants must pass a manual dexterity test, and complete an interview. If total enrollment within the department is fewer than 20 students, probationary admission will be granted, in rank order, to applicants who are at least 18 years of age and have completed the tenth grade. Students who are at least 18 years of age, have completed the tenth grade, and meet the College Admission requirements along with additional program entrance requirements may enroll in the certificate program.​

Career Opportunities:

 

The Automotive Technology program at EMCC is designed to meet the needs of local and national industry partners: new car dealerships, independent repair shops, fleet repair shops, truck/equipment repair shops, assembly plants, small engine/ATV repair shops and parts retailers.​

 

 

Certifications:

 

Student version of the Automotive Service Excellence certification

 

 

Awards and honors:

 

2013 Mississippi SkillsUSA
1st place in Automotive Service, Diesel Equipment, Motorcycle Service, Power Equipment, Marine Service, Job Skills Demonstration A, Job Skills Demonstration Open

 

2013 National Skills USA

1st place in Job Skills Demonstration A, Job Skills Demonstration Open

 

2014 Mississippi SkillsUSA

1st place in Motorcycle Service, Job Skills Demonstration Open, Marine Service, Job Skills Demonstration A

 

2014 National SkillsUSA

1st place in Job Skills Demonstration Open

 

2015 Mississippi SkillsUSA

1st place in Automotive Service, Diesel Equipment, Motorcycle Service, Marine Service, Power Equipment, Job Skills Demonstration A, Job Skills Demonstration Open

 

2016 National SkillsUSA

Overall Gold Medal in the Automotive Division

 

 

Sample courses:

 

Advanced Electrical/Electronic Systems: Provides advanced skills and knowledge related to all components of the vehicle electrical system, including gauges, driver information systems, horn, wiper/wiper systems and accessories.

 

Manual Drive Trains/Transaxles: Provides advanced skills and knowledge related to the maintenance and repair of manual transmissions, transaxles and drive train components. Includes instruction in the diagnosis of drive train problems and the repair and maintenance of transmissions, transaxles, clutches, CV joints, differentials and other components.

 

Steering and Suspension Systems: Provides advanced skills and knowledge related to the inspection and repair of steering and suspension systems on automobiles. Includes instruction and practice in the diagnosis of steering system problems and the repair/replacement of steering systems components.

 


Instructors:

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