Automotive Technology at Brookhaven

​​The Automotive Technology program will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities. Our faculty draw on their knowledge and experience to ensure student success.

If you’re interested in a career as an automotive service technician, Brookhaven can provide the training you need. Today’s automobiles are equipped with multiple computers and extensive electronics. Servicing vehicles equipped with active suspension, satellite guidance systems and computer controlled, multi-valve engines requires highly specialized training.

National Excellence

Brookhaven’s Automotive Technology Program is ​​listed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a provider of “national excellence” in higher education. The program provides seven paths of training for a career in automotive service.

Dealership-Sponsored Technician, AAS

Comprehensive Automotive Technology, CAT, AAS and Certificates

Brookhaven’s Comprehensive Automotive Technology program includes a comprehensive service technician associate degree and four specialized service technician certificate options. The CAT program’s curriculum includes academics, automotive system theory, and hands-on automotive diagnostic and service procedures.

CAT’s evening schedule provides flexibility for students looking to change careers or update skills while maintaining their present jobs. Graduates are prepared to work in independent service facilities, dealerships or enter a variety of automotive industry-related career tracks.

The associate degree programs are nationally recognized, ASE Education Foundation certified. Two are dealership-sponsored, industry-specific, specialized training programs to enhance the skills of existing employees and include Ford’s and General Motors’ factory-sponsored training options.​

Please note: Students in the comprehensive and dealership-sponsored technician programs are required to have their own set of tools. They are necessary for classroom laboratory exercises and the cooperative work experiences. Various hand tool manufacturers offer tool packages to Brookhaven automotive students at a substantial savings.

Contact Susie Coffman at sCoffman@dcccd.edu or 972-860-4189 for the latest tool requirements.