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).

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 031 and 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 (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



373326Program Total


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

Program Contact

Moore, David Academic Program Manager, Automotive Mechanics