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, Thomas Hussey, at 984-3236, or by emailing thussey@hawaii.edu for more information.

Requirements for Certificates of Competence (CO):
Heating & Air Conditioning:  3 credits Automotive Technology 43(3)
Suspension & Steering:  3 credits Automotive Technology 55(3)
Requirements for Certificate of Competence (CO):
Brakes: 4 credits Automotive Technology 53 (4)

 

Requirements for Certificate of Achievement (CA):  51-54 credits
Automotive Technology 20(3),** 30(6), 40B(4),
40C(4), 40G(4), 41C(4), 43(3), 46(4), 50(4),
53(4), 55(3)
Welding 19BC(2)
Physics 50(3) - Natural Science elective
English 22, 55, 100, or 106(3)
Mathematics 50C(3)***

 

Requirements for Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree:
68-71 credits
All CA courses(51-54) plus:
Automotive Technology 60(8)
Communication 145 or English 100, 106, 209 or 210(3) or
Business/Communication 130 (3)
Humanities elective(3)
Social Science elective(3)

 

Full-time students would take courses in this sequence: 

First Semester (Fall)  Credits
*AMT 20 Introduction to Automotive Mechanics**    0-2
*AMT 43 Heating & Air Conditioning 3
*AMT 46 Power Train 4
*AMT 50 Automatic Transmission 4
*AMT 55 Suspension & Steering 3
*ENG 22, 55, 100, or 106 3
 17-19
Second Semester (Spring) Credits
*AMT 30 Engines 6
*AMT 53 Brakes 4
*PHYS 50 Technical Physics 3
*MATH 50C Technical Mathematics *** 3
     16
Third Semester (Fall) Credits
*AMT 40B Fuel & Emission Systems 4
*AMT 40C Electrical/Electronics I 4
*AMT 41C Electrical/Electronics II 4
 COM 145, or ENG 100, 106, 209, or 210 or 3
BUS/COM 130
     15
Fourth Semester (Spring) Credits
*AMT 40G Ignition Systems 4
  AMT 60 Diagnostic & Repair 8
*WELD 19BC Welding for Trades & Auto 2
  Humanities elective 3
  Social Science elective 3
     20

 

       * Note: Courses required for Certificate of Achievement.
     ** 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.
  *** Note: Students demonstrating competence in MATH 50C may take MATH 100 or higher.