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Automotive Technology

Goals

The Automotive Technology program prepares students in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles. Our students receive the very best hands-on training and instruction in our labs with experienced faculty. In just one year, students may complete the Career Certificate and be ready for employment. Students also have the option to pursue a Technical Certificate and Associates of Applied Science Degree.

Areas of Specialty Training

Education and training includes the diagnosis of malfunctions of all eight areas of ASE/NATEF certification:

  • Engine Repair
  • Electrical and Electronic Systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Brakes
  • Steering and Suspension Systems
  • Manual Drive Trains and Axles,
  • Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
  • Heating and Air Conditioning

Levels of Training Offered

The Automotive Program offers up to the highest levels of training based on the new model for automobile program standards in the 2014 Mississippi Curriculum Framework. This new model introduced standards based on three (3) levels rather than by automobile area (brakes, electrical/electronic systems, etc.). The three levels are: Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR), Automobile Service Technician (AST), and Master Automobile Service Technician (MAST). Each successive level includes all the tasks of the previous level in addition to newly designated tasks. In other words, the AST task list includes all of the MLR tasks plus additional tasks. The MAST task list includes all of AST tasks plus additional tasks specifically for MAST.

Locations

The Automotive Technology program is offered on our Rankin, Raymond, Utica, and Vicksburg Campuses.

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