Light Vehicle Maintenance Certificate

(formerly Automotive Engine Repair Certificate)

Curriculum Code: AUT.ENR.CERT (C447D)

(Total Program Credits: 15)

The Light Vehicle Maintenance Certificate program is designed to provide the student with skills necessary for entry-level employment at a light vehicle service and engine repair facility.

This program includes basic entry-level concepts of service and repairs of modern automotive vehicles.

Instruction includes: basic propulsion system functions, basic electrical (Ohm's law, batteries, starting and charging) systems, comprehensive brake system overview, including basic brake system diagnosis, service and repairs, basic fuel system diagnosis, identification and limited service.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Light Vehicle Maintenance Certificate, the graduate will be able to:
  • demonstrate industry knowledge through safety OSHA, EPA practices and procedures;
  • demonstrate appropriate industry-utilized systematic approaches when performing basic vehicle maintenance;
  • define three Cs and demonstrate mastery through repair order write-up, and documentation;
  • identify vehicle problems based on classroom theory and lab practices;
  • identify and explain the need for basic vehicle maintenance; and
  • locate, interpret and apply online manual information provided by the manufacturer or any other automotive online manual website.

(Spring 2022)

Program Map for Full-Time Students

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 112Introduction to Automotive Technology

3 credits

AUT 127Automotive Electricity & Electronics I #

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:7

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 114Fuel Management Systems #

4 credits

AUT 136Brakes Systems #

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

See AUT course descriptions.

Chairperson: Ken Davis, Ext. 3454, Email: