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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.


In addition to the courses listed below for this program of study, students must also complete institutional proficiencies of ENG098 and MATH075.

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2019-2021 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 39 Credit Hours

Program Requirements (37 credit hours)
AUTO100 Automotive Fundamentals 3
AUTO104 Electrical & Elctrnc Systems I 3
AUTO106 Engine Performance I 3
AUTO108 Manual Transmission & Drivetrain 3
AUTO120 Engine Repair 4
AUTO124 Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AUTO126 Engine Performance II 4
AUTO128 Automatic Trnsmsns & Drivetrain 3
AUTO135 Brakes 3
AUTO137 Electrical & Elctrnc Systems II 4
AUTO154 Steering and Suspension 3
AUTO295 Automotive Technology Capstone 1

Approved Electives (2 credit hours)
AUTO101 General Automotive Service 2
AUTO161 Introduction to Diesel Mechanics 4
CRT100 Introduction to Collision Repair 3
ELEC101 Electronic Circuits/DC 4
ELEC179 Soldering, Fabrication & Repair 3
MGMT218 Prncpls of Small Business Mngmnt 4
STEM105 Computer Use-Scientific Research 3
WLDG105 Introduction to Welding 3