Students in Ike Lea
Associate in Applied Science

Automotive Technology

Kaaike Building Lobby with Students

Program Overview

2 Years 68-71 Credits
The purpose of the Automotive Technology program is to train students for employment in automotive service and repair. The laboratory phase of courses uses modern tools and equipment while performing actual “live” service and repairs on automobiles. The classroom phase includes discussion of principles on the operation of automotive systems and components, demonstration of repair techniques, textbook assignments, and quizzes. Certificate of Competence (CO) and Certificate of Achievement (CA) are also available.

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AMT

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Request more information about this program or contact the Program Coordinator to learn more:

Kyle Takushi
808-984-3384
kyleydt@hawaii.edu

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808-984-3272
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Program Information

The purpose of the Automotive Technology program is to train students for employment in automotive service and repair. The laboratory phase of courses uses modern tools and equipment while performing actual “live” service and repairs on automobiles. The classroom phase includes discussion of principles on the operation of automotive systems and components, demonstration of repair techniques, textbook assignments, and quizzes. Basic mechanic hand tools, supplies, books, and working clothes are required for enrollment. A tool list is available from the instructor.
The Automotive Technology program prerequisite requires placement at English 22 or higher, or consent of instructor, for all Automotive Technology courses except AMT 16, AMT 20, and AMT 80. Students must maintain a valid driver’s license throughout the duration of the Automotive course of study.

Call the program coordinator, Kyle Takushi, at 984-3277, or by emailing mauifa@hawaii.edu for more information.

Upon successful completion of the AMT Program, the student should be able to:

    1. Diagnose, service, and repair the modern internal combustion engine.
    2. Diagnose, service, and repair the brake system.
    3. Diagnose, service, and repair the automatic transmission and transaxle.
    4. Diagnose, service, and repair the power train system.
    5. Diagnose, service, and repair the electrical system.
    6. Diagnose, service, and repair the fuel system.
    7. Diagnose, service, and repair the emission system.
    8. Diagnose, service, and repair the ignition system.
    9. Diagnose, service and repair the heating and air conditioning system.
    10. Diagnose, service, and repair the steering and suspension system.
    11. To be able to write customer repair orders and estimates.
    12. To be able to orally communicate, to customer, management, parts person and other technicians.
    13. To be able to use computer to retrieve information for repairs and estimates.
    14. To be able to write resumes and be able to use job interview techniques.