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.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

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

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

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

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 280Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Fundamentals #

2 credits

AUT 282Advanced Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning #

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Semester Four

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

Total Credit Hours: 52

See AUT course descriptions.

Coordinator: Robert Jaimes, Ext. 3073

Gainful Employment

The information provided in the link below is available to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

http://www.triton.edu/GE_Certificates/AutomotiveTechnologyCertificate/47.0604-Gedt.html

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-160, or send an email to: finaid@triton.edu.