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Automotive Technology - CERT

The Automotive Technology pathway prepares students for lucrative jobs in 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, including chassis systems, electrical systems, fuel systems, climate control systems, drive train systems, and engine repair and engine performance. This pathway also provides upgrades in skills for technicians already working in the automotive industry.

The Automotive Department at Luna Community College offers two pathways with multiple certifications in each. Both pathways contribute towards the Associate of Applied Science degree in Vocational/Technical Studies. The Institutional Proficiency Requirements for communication and mathematics are integrated into the required courses.

Both pathways follow the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) curriculum standards. Students may earn Level I (16 semester credit hours), Level II (24 semester credit hours) or Level III (32 semester credit hours) certificates, as well as a variety of industry-recognized micro-credentials. Demonstration of appropriate automotive skills to the faculty is required.

Occupational Skills Certificates 16-24
(Issued by the Department for completion of fundamentals and 1-2 Concentrations)

Automotive Technology Certificate Minimum of 32
(Issued by the Registrar’s Office for completion of fundamentals and at least 3 concentrations. Qualifies a student as an Automotive Technology graduate)

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2023-2024 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 16 Credit Hours

All Automotive certificates require students to complete the two courses below as pre-requisites or co-requisites for any of the concentrations. (8 credit hours)
AUTO100 Automotive Fundamentals 3
AUTO110 Automotive Electrical 4
Students may select the additional 8, 16 or 24 hours from the concentrations below. Students must complete both courses in a concentration for either course to apply to a certificate.

Concentration 1 - Under Car (8 credit hours)
AUTO135 Brakes 4
AUTO154 Steering and Suspension 4

Concentration 2 - Under Hood (8 credit hours)
AUTO120 Engine Repair 4
AUTO125 Engine Performance 4

Concentration 3 - Transmissions (8 credit hours)
AUTO108 Manual Transmission & Drivetrain 4
AUTO128 Automatic Trnsmsns & Drivetrain 4

Concentration 4 - Basic Body (8 credit hours)
CRT100 Introduction to Collision Repair 3
CRT105 Introduction to Refinishing 3

Concentration 5 - Auto Metal Working (8 credit hours)
CRT115 Metal Working 4
WLDG105 Introduction to Welding 2

Concentration 6 - Customizing (8 credit hours)
CRT130 Auto Restoration and Customizing 3
CRT135 Introduction to Airbrushing 3

Concentration 7 - Estimation and Analysis (8 credit hours)
CRT120 Collision Repair II 4
CRT150 Structural Analysis & Damage Repair 3

Concentration 8 - CDL (8 credit hours)
(This concentration must be applied for through the Luna Credit for Prior Learning process and is only available to students pursuing the Automotive Technology pathway.)