2019-2020

Career Certificate

Automotive Technology

The Career Certificate in Automotive Technology is a certificate for those students who wish to pursue a career as an automotive technician and wish to acquire courses that are also relevant to the A.A.S. degree in Automotive Technology.  Students may elect to pursue specific National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification testing that compliments courses in this career certificate.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Identify specifications related to the inspection, repair, and adjustment of automotive systems.
  • Identify various test equipment to diagnose and repair defects.
  • Describe the design, operation, diagnosis and repair procedures of the braking system.
  • Describe the theory operation, and service of steering and suspension systems found on automobiles and light trucks.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of electricity and how it applies to the automobile.

General Education Requirements(9 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (3 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
Technology or Information Literacy (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Social Science (3 credits)
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3

Major Requirements(22 credits)

Code Name Credits
AU 101 Automotive Fundamentals 3
AU 105 Engine Repair 4
AU 110 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AU 115 Automotive Steering Suspension, and Alignment 4
AU 125 Engine Performance 4
AU 130 Automotive Electricity/Electronics I 3

Total Credits 31


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First Semester Credits
AU 101 Automotive Fundamentals 3.0
AU 105 Engine Repair 4.0
AU 130 Automotive Electricity/Electronics I 3.0
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
Total 16.0
Second Semester Credits
AU 110 Automotive Brake Systems 4.0
AU 115 Automotive Steering Suspension, and Alignment 4.0
AU 125 Engine Performance 4.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
Total 15.0