Automotive Diagnostic Technology Certificate (ADTC)
(CIP Code 470604)37 Semester Hours
The Automotive Diagnostic 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 electrical systems repair, heating and air conditioning repair, and engine performance, apprentice technician, auto technician, and specialty technician. Job placement opportunities are excellent.
The Automotive Diagnostic 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 (Electrical Systems Repair)CreditLabClass
AUT 131 Electrical Systems 332
AUT 132 Automotive Electricity 462
AUT 133 Electrical Fundamentals 332
COL 105 Freshman Seminar 303
SPRING SEMESTER (Engine Performance)CreditLabClass
AUT 145 Engine Performance 332
AUT 245 Advanced Engine Performance 563
AUT 262 Advanced Automotive Diagnosis and Repair 433
SUMMER SEMESTER (Heating and Air Conditioning)CreditLabClass
AUT 141 Intro to Heating & Air Conditioning 433
AUT 241 Automotive Air Conditioning 433
AUT 242 Electronic Climate Controls 433
This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Transportation, Distribution & Logistics