The Automotive Technology program at South Plains College is designed to train the student to service gasoline powered automobiles, Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV's) and light trucks.
Specific areas of training include: major engine service; transmission overhaul and service; rear axle and drive line service; electronic computer control service and diagnosis; steering gear and linkage overhaul; fuel injection systems overhaul; troubleshooting procedures; computerized air conditioning equipment service; shop management procedures; service of antipollution devices; front wheel alignment and wheel balancing; computerized brake systems service; and driveability and emissions service. The program also emphasizes the diagnostics and troubleshooting of auxiliary equipment such as starters, generators, alternators, regulators, switches, and other automotive components.
This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF, ASE) in all eight specialty areas. Students completing the training sequence in each of the specialties learn skills which meet ASE standards and will be given the chance to take two ASE tests at the end of each semester.