The Technical Certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in automotive servicing, maintenance, and diagnostics. The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a nationally recognized automotive education organization, certifies the automotive program. The automotive program instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Graduates may find entry-level positions in automobile dealerships, independent service centers, specialty shops, and related automotive facilities.

Certificate of Proficiency - Automotive Maintenance

Certificate of Proficiency - Automotive Maintenance

Students in Automotive Maintenance learn basic automotive knowledge and skills. They earn a Certificate of Proficiency by completing 16 hours of automotive core classes. The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a nationally recognized automotive education organization, certifies the automotive program. The automotive program instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Graduates will possess the minimum skills required to enter the workforce as entry-level automotive service technicians. Specific course requirements for the Certificate of Proficiency in Maintenance Diagnostics are the following:

COURSESEM.HR.
AUTO 1504 Engine Repair 4
AUTO 1104 Manual Drivetrain & Axles 4
AUTO 1404 Automotive Electronics 4
AUTO 1304 Steering & Suspension 4
Semester Hours Total 16
Program Total 16

Certificate of Proficiency - Automotive Diagnostics

Certificate of Proficiency - Automotive Diagnostics

Students in Automotive Diagnostics learn basic automotive knowledge and skills. They earn the Certificate of Proficiency by completing 16 credit hours of automotive core courses. The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a nationally recognized automotive education organization, certifies the automotive program. The automotive program instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Graduates will possess at least the minimum skills required to enter the workforce as entry-level automotive service technicians. Specific course requirements for the Certificate of Proficiency in Automotive Diagnostics are the following:

COURSESEM.HR.
AUTO 1204 Brake Systems 4
AUTO 1804 Automatic Transmissions 4
AUTO 1604 Engine Performance 4
AUTO 1704 Heating and Air Conditioning 4
Semester Total 16
Program Total 16

Technical Certificate - Automotive Service Technology

Technical Certificate - Automotive Service Technolgy

FALL SEMESTER
COURSE SEM.HR.
AUTO 1504 Engine Repair 4
AUTO 1204 Brake Systems 4
AUTO 1604 Engine Performance 4
AUTO 1104 Manual Drivetrain & Axles 4
Semester Total 16
SPRING SEMESTER
COURSE SEM.HR.
AUTO 1404 Automotive Electronics 4
AUTO 1804 Automatic Transmissions 4
AUTO 1304 Steering and Suspension 4
AUTO 1704 Heating and Air Conditioning 4
TECH 1003 Technical Math 3
Semester Total 19
Program Total 35

Basic Studies Requirements:

Reading - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 41 or above (or) COMPASS 80 or above (or) complete BSTD 0113 Reading Skills II.

Writing - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 42 or above (or) COMPASS 75 or above (or) complete BSTD 0213 Fundamentals of Writing II.

Math - ACT 15 or above (or) ASSET Numerical Skills 39 or above (or) COMPASS 36 or above (or) complete BSTD 0413 Elementary Algebra, the prerequisite for Technical Math.

Those students whose basic studies scores are below minimum levels must enroll in basic- studies courses and may concurrently enroll in program courses with the instructor’s permission. Minimum levels of basic skills must be attained prior to completion of the program.

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