Automotive Electrical and Air Conditioning Systems

CERT - Occupational Certificate

Successful completion of the required courses for this certificate signifies to potential or current employers that the student has completed the steps necessary in obtaining an entry level position as a general or specialized technician.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in automotive electrical and air conditioning that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position within the field.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and be able to address automotive electrical, automotive computer network systems, and air conditioning issues with the use of advanced technological simulators and live vehicles.
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  • Analyze automotive applications and determine the needed materials and equipment necessary to perform tasks related to automotive air conditioning, electrical systems, and computer network systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of EPA rules and regulations in regards to refrigerant handling and have the opportunity to become EPA 609 refrigerant handling certified.
  • Perform entry-level diagnosis and repair of automobiles as it pertains to automotive electrical, air conditioning, and computer networking systems.
  • Maintain and present the required NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) competency task list indicating completion of the required tasks as it relates to automotive electrical, air conditioning, and computer network systems.

Program Map

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AUT 200 Automotive Electrical Systems 6 Major Requirement
AUT 252 Automotive Air Conditioning Systems 4 Major Requirement

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
AUT 215 Automotive Computer Testing 3 Major Requirement
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