Automotive Technology - CERT
The program prepares students for the automotive industry. It provides students with the skills needed for a job as an entry-level line technician. It covers the automobile in every area such as chassis systems, electrical systems, fuel systems, climate control systems, drive train systems, and engine repair and engine performance. This program also provides upgrades in skills for technicians already working in the automotive industry. Demonstration of appropriate automotive skills to the faculty advisor is required.
The program follows the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) curriculum standards. Upon completion of this program a student will receive a certificate and may be eligible to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification test.
Completion of this certificate can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Vocational/Technical Studies.
INSTITUTIONAL PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the courses listed below for this program of study, students must also complete institutional proficiencies of ENG098 and MATH075.
Degree RequirementsThe follow degree requirements are for the 2015-2018 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs
Minimum of 55 Credit Hours
|Program Requirements (53 credit hours)|
|AUTO126||Engine Performance II||5|
|AUTO124||Heating and Air Conditioning||4|
|AUTO106||Engine Performance I||5|
|AUTO108||Manual Transmission & Drivetrain||4|
|AUTO104||Electrical & Elctrnc Systems I||5|
|AUTO128||Automatic Trnsmsns & Drivetrain||5|
|AUTO137||Electrical & Elctrnc Systems II||5|
|AUTO154||Steering and Suspension||4|
|Approved Electives (2 credit hours)|
|AUTO101||General Automotive Service||2|
|AUTO161||Introduction to Diesel Mechanics||4|
|CRT100||Introduction to Collision Repair||3|
|MGMT218||Prncpls of Small Business Mngmnt||4|
|STEM105||Computer Use-Scientific Research||3|
|WLDG105||Introduction to Welding||3|
|ELEC179||Soldering, Fabrication & Repair||3|