Automotive Technology I, Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare the student for entry level positions in the occupational specialty of automotive technician. The Certificate of Competency in Automotive Technology I will be awarded upon successful completion of the minimum competencies as out-lined below. Program completers will be prepared to seek positions as entry-level automotive service technicians and automotive mechanics.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Identify tool and equipment nomenclature.
  • Adhere to tool safety regulations.
  • Explain the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and the "right to know."
  • Utilize electronic and service manuals.
  • Define the overview of the automobile and its major components.
  • Install electronic pollution controls.
  • Test, service and repair electronic pollution controls requirements.
  • Repair electronic braking systems.
  • Explain testing, service and repair requirements for electronic braking systems.
  • Identify electronic controlled trip computers.
  • Install warning, security, and sound systems.
  • Prepare engines for removal. Disassemble, inspect, and clean engine parts.
  • Inspect and measure crankshaft.
  • Install bearing, pistons, piston rings, and crankshaft
  • Perform reconditioning of valve seats and valve stem seals.
  • Remove the camshaft. Install timing components, gears chain, and belts.
  • Inspect and service oil pumps.

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Required CoursesCredits
AUT 100 - Introduction to Automotive Service Operation and Shop Practices 2
AUT 101 - Automotive Electricity and Electronics 4
AUT 102 - Automotive Engines 4
AUT 103 - Brake Systems 4
AUT 114 - Steering and Suspension 4
AUT 115 - Fuel I and II 2

Total Credits: 20

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