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 Certificate is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

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


Program Contact:

David Moore

Academic Program Manager, Automotive Technology

(803) 778-6674 ext. 274

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Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses be completed prior to graduation. 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 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program.

FALL SEMESTER (Engine Repair)

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

AUT 102

1

9

5

SPRING SEMESTER (Brakes, Suspension, Steering Repair)

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

AUT 111

2

3

3

AUT 112

2

6

4

SUMMER SEMESTER (Drive Train Repair)

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours