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Automotive Technology Certificate

The goal of this program is to provide students with skills and knowledge required for entry level technicians performing inspection, diagnostics, maintenance and repair on automobiles and light trucks. Students will use investigative skills as they learn to locate problems, use a variety of power tools as well as hand tools and diagnostic tools as they work on parts, and work with technical reference materials. Applied math and computer skills will be incorporated throughout the curriculum. Students will prepare for Student Certification ASE exams in some areas and entry level employment in the field. This program can be completed in one year.

Requirements

  • Complete an application for the program.
  • Provide proof of high school completion or equivalent.
  • Provide an official copy of prior college transcripts, if appropriate.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

This program includes work in an automotive lab where potentially hazardous equipment and materials are used. Students will be taught industry standards for safety and will be expected to follow all safety procedures.   Personal protective equipment must be worn.  Students will provide their own safety glasses, and boots or shoes.

This program includes work in an automotive lab and requires participants to physically perform functions that require the following:

  • Normal vision for reading instructions and for performing tasks, including inspecting parts for quality (corrective vision is acceptable).
  • Mobility and strength for performing tasks that require reaching, walking, standing, and safely lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to hear sounds of equipment, for equipment operation and safety.  

Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
AUTO110G Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 2 4 4
Classroom 2, Lab 4, Total 4
AUTO125G Automotive Electronics I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Total Credits 8

Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
AUTO120G Automotive Engines (Mechanical) 2 6 4
Classroom 2, Lab 6, Total 4
AUTO130G Automotive Electronics II 2 4 4
Classroom 2, Lab 4, Total 4
Total Credits 8

Summer Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
AUTO140G Braking Systems 2 4 4
Classroom 2, Lab 4, Total 4
AUTO150G Suspension and Steering 2 6 4
Classroom 2, Lab 6, Total 4
Total Credits 8

Total Overall Credits : 24

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Contact one of the Program Faculty or an Admissions Representative to learn more about the program.