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2021-2022 College Catalog (Effective Fall 2021) 
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Automotive Technology, TD

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Program Description

In this three-semester program, individuals learn how to diagnose, maintain, and repair domestic and foreign automobiles. Individuals also learn to troubleshoot problems of all kinds using the latest engine analyzers, handheld scanners, and other computerized diagnostic equipment. Individuals learn everything from basic engine systems to computerized fuel injection, anti-lock brakes, passenger restraint systems, computerized engine controls and much more.

Program Goals

  • To provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles.
  • To provide a supply of qualified technicians to meet industry needs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Automotive Technology Diploma Program will:

  • Demonstrate the safe use of tools and equipment used in the automotive service industry while in compliance with regulation and industry standards.
  • Describe the theory of operation of automotive systems.
  • Inspect, diagnose, adjust, repair or replace automotive components and failures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to research vehicle service information.

Program Cycle

Lafayette        Fall and Spring


Associate of Applied Science Technical Studies - Automotive Technology 

Students interested in an associate degree should visit Technical Studies, AAS   for more information.


Specific Degree Requirements

Students wishing to earn a Technical Diploma in Automotive Technology from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.   ​
  • Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
  • Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
  • Have no more than one-third credit hours in required major courses and no more than 50 percent of credit hours total from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), to meet the degree requirements, unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

Total Credit Hours: 45


Degree Plan - Fall Start

TD: Automotive Technician Total Credits: 45

A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses.

Degree Plan - Spring Start

TD: Automotive Technician Total Credits: 45

A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses.

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