Automotive Technology (CERT)

Automotive Technology


The Automotive Technology Certificate program is designed to help aspiring technicians prepare for a productive career in the automotive industry. Students will learn shop safety awareness and develop the basic technical foundation and skills to repair, service and maintain automobiles for an entry-level automotive service technician and prepare for the ASE – G1 Auto Maintenance and Light Repair certification.


Note: Students registering for the Automotive courses must be at least 18 years old at time of registration.




Certificate Information

What courses will I need to take?


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Possible Industry Certifications Include: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 609 – Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning (MVAC) Systems and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) G1- Auto Maintenance and Light Repair

What order will I take the courses in?

Semester 1 | 9 Credits

Course NumberCourse DescriptionCredits
AUT 100     Automotive Basics     3
AUT 106 Engines 3
AUT 110 Electrical and Electronic Systems 3


Semester 2 | 9 Credits

Course NumberCourse DescriptionCredits
AUT 142         Automotive HVAC* 3
AUT 107         Engine Service and Repair 3
AUT 133 Automatic Drive Trains   3

*Prepare for EPA 609


Semester 3 | 12 Credits

Course NumberCourse DescriptionCredits
AUT 101 General Maintenance and Service* 3
AUT 136 Manual Drive Trains 3
AUT 120 Brake Systems 3
AUT 139 Suspension and Steering Systems 3

*Prepare for ASE-G1 


What will I learn?

Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Practice shop safety;
  • Describe the importance of customer service;
  • Differentiate automotive systems;
  • Demonstrate maintenance and service procedures; and,
  • Diagnose and repair problems associated with automotive systems.