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Automotive Technology - Technician - Certificate Level 1

The Automotive Technician certificate program provides students with the same automotive technology core as the AAS degree and in some instances, the same employment opportunities including repair technician, service writer, service manager, shop foreman, and business owner. The certificate program does not include the academic classes which are required for the degree. The program is NATEF certified, and all instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).


Prerequisite Courses

Year 1

Semester 1
AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUMT 2328 Automotive Service 3
AUMT 1310 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AUMT 1316 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 3
Semester 2
AUMT 1307 Automotive Electrical Systems 3
AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems 3
AUMT 2321 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair 3
AUMT 2317 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 3
Semester 3
AUMT 2313 Automotive Drive Train and Axles 3
AUMT 1306 Automotive Engine Removal and Installation 3
AUMT 2325 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 3
AUMT 2334 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 3
AUMT 1380 Cooperative Education - Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician (Capstone) 3

Year 2

Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 39

Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

Marketable Skills

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