Automotive Technology Certificate

Curriculum AUT.AUT.CERT (C347C)

The Automotive Technology certificate curriculum is designed for learners who wish to concentrate solely on technically-related courses in the repair of today’s high-tech computerized automobile.

Upon completion of the program, the certificate holder will be able to seek employment as an automobile repair technician in a dealership or the aftermarket and can move into advanced automotive opportunities, such as service advising and manufacturer corporate positions.

Program is a National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) division of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified.


At the successful completion of the Automotive Technology Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate industry knowledge through safety OSHA, EPA practices and procedures;
  • apply appropriate NATEF systematic approaches when diagnosing automotive problems or concerns;
  • recognize automotive engine problems based on previous classroom theory and lab practices;
  • diagnose and repair engine related issues; and
  • locate, interpret and apply online manual information provided by the manufacturer or any other automotive online manual website.

Semester One

AUT 112Introduction to Automotive Technology

3 credits

AUT 114 #Fuel Management Systems

4 credits

AUT 127 #Automotive Electricity & Electronics I

4 credits

AUT 136 #Brakes Systems

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two

AUT 129 #Automotive Electricity & Electronics II

3 credits

AUT 226 #Engine Performance & Diagnosis

5 credits

AUT 240 #Steering, Suspension and Alignment

4 credits

AUT 275 #Manual Transmissions & Drives

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Semester Three

AUT 280 #Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Fundamentals

2 credits

AUT 282 #Advanced Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Semester Four

AUT 150 #Automotive Power Plants

5 credits

AUT 230 #Computerized Engine Controls

5 credits

AUT 277 #Advanced Automatic Transmission & Repair

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 52

See AUT course descriptions.

Coordinator: Robert Jaimes, Ext. 3073

Gainful Employment

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