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Gainful Employment Disclosure for Career Studies in Auto Technician

Purpose: The curriculum is designed to meet the need for trained automotive technicians. The student will learn skills in the areas of engine repair, suspension and steering, brakes, and electrical systems. This certificate program provides knowledge and skills in four Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) areas of certification, recognized by the automotive industry. The student must complete satisfactory work experience and pass the ASE certification examinations to receive the official ASE certification.

Occupational Objectives: Automotive technician, state safety inspector, parts clerk, service writer, and service advisor.

Admission Requirements: In addition to general requirements for admission to the College, all entering students will be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading. Students with deficiencies must successfully complete appropriate developmental course work before they receive the career studies certificate.

Prerequisites: Students must either complete MTE 1-3 or a satisfactory score on the appropriate proficiency examination.

NOTE: All new students must take AUT 100 in the first semester.


Program RequirementsCredits

AUT 100Introduction to Automotive Technology2

AUT 111Automotive Engines I4

AUT 112Automotive Engines II4

AUT 136Automotive Vehicle Inspection2

AUT 266Automotive Steering & Suspensions Systems4

AUT 267Automotive Braking Systems4

AUT 241Automotive Electrical I4

Total Minimum Credits24