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. Student will be able to apply for and take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examinations.
Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in automotive technology that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position within the field.
- Demonstrate the entry level skill sets for testing and certification through ASE (Automotive Service Excellence).
- Demonstrate an understanding and be able to address automotive engine, transmission and electrical system issues with the use of advanced technological simulators and live vehicles.
- Demonstrate effective written communication.
- Analyze automotive applications and determine the needed materials and equipment necessary to perform tasks related to automotive engines, manual transmissions, and electrical systems.
- Perform entry-level diagnosis and repair of automobiles as it pertains to courses related to this certificate.
- Maintain and present the required NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) competency task list indicating completion of the required labs as it relates to automotive engines, manual transmissions, and electrical systems.
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Rev. 10/2022
First Semester: Fall
|AUT 101||Theory of Engine Operation||4||Major Requirement|
|AUT 200||Automotive Electrical Systems||6||Major Requirement|
Second Semester: Spring
|AUT 125||Automotive Brakes||4||Major Requirement|
|AUT 209||Auto Engine Performance and Diagnosis||5||Major Requirement|
|AUT 215||Automotive Computer Testing||3|
Third Semester: Fall
|AUT 133||Automotive Power Trains||3||Major Requirement|
|AUT 252||Automotive Air Conditioning Systems||4||Major Requirement|
|AUT 220||Automotive Hybrid Fundamentals||2|
Fourth Semester: Spring
|AUT 120||Automotive Suspension||6||Major Requirement|
|TEC 165||Employee and Occupational Safety (recommended)||3||Departmental Requirement|