Automotive Technology Certificate (AUTC)
(CIP Code 470604)39 Semester Hours
The Automotive Technology Certificate is designed to provide technology specific training in a combination of classroom and lab settings to prepare graduates for entry-level jobs in the field of automotive engine repair; drive train repair; and brake, suspension, and steering diagnosis. Job opportunities include apprentice technician, auto technician, parts specialist, specialty technician, and service manager. Job placement opportunities are excellent.
The Automotive Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
This program of study requires that all developmental courses must be completed prior to starting certificate classes. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 031, MAT 032, RDG 032, and ENG 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.
courses required to complete this program
Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:
FALL SEMESTER (Engine Repair)CreditLabClass
AUT 102 Engine Repair 491
AUT 104 Engine Rebuilding 592
COL 105 Freshman Seminar 303
SPRING SEMESTER (Brakes, Suspension, Steering Repair)CreditLabClass
AUT 111 Brakes 332
AUT 112 Brake Systems 462
AUT 122 Suspension and Alignment 462
AUT 221 Suspension and Steering Diagnosis 332
SUMMER SEMESTER (Drive Train Repair)CreditLabClass
AUT 115 Manual Drive Train and Axle 332
AUT 116 Manual Transmission & Axle 433
AUT 151 Automotive Transmission/Transaxle 332
AUT 153 Automotive Transmission Diagnosis 332
This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Transportation, Distribution & Logistics