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).

Developmental Courses

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 031and RWR 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



394823Program Total


This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Program Contact

Moore, David Academic Program Manager, Automotive Mechanics