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Automotive Technology (AMT)

Gear up for an exciting career in automotive technology! With the Automotive Technology program at UH Maui College, you’ll get hands- on experience and learn how to diagnose, service and repair internal combustion and hybrid vehicle engines, brake systems, power train and electrical systems. You can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in 2 years*, or achieve a certificate degree and job training for specialty areas in even less time.

DEGREES THAT CAN BE EARNED

Certificate of Competence (CO)
Certificate of Achievement (CA)
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

*Program length depends on student placement and credit load.

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.
Heating & Air Conditioning: 3 credits
Automotive Technology 43(3)

Suspension & Steering: 3 credits
Automotive Technology 55(3)

Brakes: 4 credits
Automotive Technology 53 (4)
Automotive Technology 20(2),** 30(6), 40B(4),
40C(4), 40G(4), 41C(4), 43(3), 46(4), 50(4),
53(4), 55(3)
Welding 19BC(2)
English 100 or 106(3)**
Mathematics 100 or higher, or BUSN 189(3)***
All CA courses(51-54) plus:
Automotive Technology 60(8)
Communication 145, or English 209 or 210, or
  Business/Communication 130 (3)
Humanities elective(3)
Social Science elective(3)
Physics 105(3) – Natural Science elective

Full-time students would take courses in this sequence:

First Semester (Fall)
*AMT 20 Introduction to Automotive Mechanics**
*AMT 43 Heating & Air Conditioning
*AMT 46 Power Train
*AMT 50 Automatic Transmission
*AMT 55 Suspension & Steering
*ENG 100 or 106**
Total
Credits
0-2
3
4
4
3
3
17-19
Second Semester (Spring)
*AMT 30 Engines
*AMT 53 Brakes
*PHYS 105 Principles of Technology
*MATH 100 or higher, or BUSN 189***
Total
Credits
6
4
3
3
16
Third Semester (Fall)
*AMT 40B Fuel & Emission Systems
*AMT 40C Electrical/Electronics I
*AMT 41C Electrical/Electronics II
COM 145, ENG 209 or 210, or BUS/COM 130
Total
Credits
4
4
4
3
15
Fourth Semester (Spring)
*AMT 40G Ignition Systems
AMT 60 Diagnostic & Repair
*WELD 19BC Welding for Trades & Auto
Humanities elective
Social Science elective
Total
Credits
4
8
2
3
3
20
* Note: Courses required for Certificate of Achievement.
**Note: ENG 22/55 may be substituted for the Certificate of Achievement for those not going on to the AAS degree.
***Note: MATH 50 may be substituted for the Certificate of Achievement for those not going on to the AAS degree.
**** Note: All AMT students are required to take AMT 20 in their first semester at UH Maui College unless they have earned the 2+2 credit or have been waived by the program coordinator.