New Mexico Junior College


General Automotive Technician Program

  Automotive Technology Program
  Megan Gastelum

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automotive technicianNMJC will begin general automotive courses in Fall 2020, that are entry-level courses to begin your career as an automotive technician. 

If you have always wanted to learn the basics in auto mechanics, these courses will help you achieve the skills to repair vehicles and do basic maintenance. 

Students who complete this two-year program will go from entry-level certification to professional level-certification, and eventually be prepared to become ASE certified. The ASE Entry-Level Certification program is specially designed to evaluate and certify students in the areas of Automobile Service and Medium/Heavy Trucks.

Three classes will be taught in Fall 2020, to begin the program.  Each class is in the evening, to give students the chance to learn these skills after work:

Brakes Systems - CRN #31384 
 This course covers the operating principles, service, and troubleshooting procedures of automotive
    brake systems. Open to Automotive Technology students only. This is a three credit hour course and
    meets Mondays & Wednesdays from 5pm - 7pm.

Basic Electronics - CRN # 31385
    This course covers automotive electrical and electronic systems. Areas of instruction include general
    electrical system diagnosis and repair, battery diagnosis and service, starting and charging system
    diagnosis and repair, lighting systems, gauges, warning devices, horns, wiper/washers and power
    operated accessories. Open to Automotive Technology students only. This is a three credit hour course
    and meets Mondays & Wednesdays from 7pm-8:30pm.

Basic Diesel Engine Operations - CRN #31386
    The design, operation, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of diesel engines are covered in this course.
    The instruction provided in this course focuses on diesel engine systems that influence engine
    performance and drivability. Areas of instruction include the diagnosis and repair of base engine systems,
    fuel systems, electrical systems, induction systems, and diesel electronic engine control systems. This is a
    four credit hour course and meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5pm - 7pm.

If you are new to New Mexico Junior College, here are the easy steps to apply and enroll.

Or talk with an Academic Advisor to begin your journey as an automotive technician: or 575-492-2577.