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AAS in Automotive Technology

AAS in Diesel Technology

Welding certification

Certificate in Welding Program

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Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology

72 Week Program 

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technology Program is designed to assist students in gaining the necessary skills and abilities to work in a mechanical environment.

Students will learn the basic preventative maintenance procedures for gasoline engines, brake systems, transmission, electrical systems, transaxles, diagnostic equipment, steering, and suspension.

Students will gain experience working with domestic and imported vehicles. Students will gain experience working with diagnostic systems and HVAC. Students who complete this program will gain the necessary skills and abilities that will help prepare graduates for employment opportunities at mechanic shops.

 

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Associate of Applied Science in Diesel Technology

66 Week Program

The Associate of Applied Science in Diesel Technology Program is designed to assist students in gaining the necessary skills and abilities to work in a diesel-mechanical environment. Students will learn the basic preventative maintenance procedures for medium and large engines as well as diesel engine tractors and tractor trailers.

Students will learn to work with Detroit Diesel and Cummins Diesel engines. Students will gain experience with computer diagnostic systems and HVAC.

Students who complete this program will gain the necessary skills and abilities that will help prepare them for employment opportunities at diesel mechanic shops.

 

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Certificate in Welding Program

60 Weeks Program

The Welding Technology Program is designed to assist students in gaining the necessary skills and abilities to work in the welding trade. Students will learn the basic principles of welding, fabrication, blueprint reading metallurgy structural, and pipe welding.

This program will help prepare students with the necessary skills for employment opportunities in the welding trade industry.

 

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Southwest University’s Automotive and Diesel programs are one of the best in El Paso. Small classes with a hands-on education in a positive learning environment.

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