Truck Drive Train Repair Certificate

Curriculum Code: AUT.TDR.CERT (C447I)

(Total Program Credits: 21)

The Truck Drive Train Repair certificate program is designed to provide the student with skills necessary to become a technician and seek entry-level employment as a drive train specialist. Instruction includes modern drive train components for automatic and manual transmissions, foundation brakes, final drives, and transmission retarders.  Upon completion of the program, students should be able to pass ASE T-1, T-2, T-3, T-4, and T-6 certification.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Truck Drive Train Repair Certificate, the graduate will be able to:
  • demonstrate industry knowledge through safety, ASE, OSHA, and EPA practices and procedures;
  • diagnose transmission related concerns based classroom theory and laboratory practices;
  • explain others the most appropriate procedure to follow when removing, diagnosing, replacing or repairing a transmission assembly; and
  • use the most appropriate scan tool to diagnose a manual or automatic transmission.

(Spring 2022)

Placement Measures

Program Map for Full-Time Students


Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 112Introduction to Automotive Technology

3 credits

AUT 120Diesel Electricity and Electronics #

4 credits

AUT 135Truck Fuel Management #

4 credits

AUT 140Truck Brakes #

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 279Truck Drive Train Systems #

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:5

See AUT course descriptions.

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