Automotive Technology Certificate

Curriculum Code: AUT.AUT.CERT (C347C)

(Total Program Credits: 52)

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.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon 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.

(Spring 2022)

Placement Measures

Program Map for Full-Time Students

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 112Introduction to Automotive Technology

3 credits

AUT 114Fuel Management Systems #

4 credits

AUT 127Automotive Electricity & Electronics I #

4 credits

AUT 136Brakes Systems #

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 129Automotive Electricity & Electronics II #

3 credits

AUT 226Engine Performance & Diagnosis #

5 credits

AUT 240Steering, Suspension and Alignment #

4 credits

AUT 275Manual Transmissions & Drives #

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Semester Three: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 280Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Fundamentals #

2 credits

AUT 282Advanced Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning #

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 150Automotive Power Plants #

5 credits

AUT 230Computerized Engine Controls #

5 credits

AUT 277Advanced Automatic Transmission & Repair #

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

See AUT course descriptions.

Chairperson: Ken Davis, Ext. 3454, Email: kennethdavis@triton.edu