Certificate of Achievement - Automotive ASE Technician

Location: 475 Edison Way
Phone: 775-856-5300
Fax: 775-856-5320
Website: http://www.tmcc.edu/applied-technologies/programs/transportation-technologies/

The automotive ASE technician certificate of achievement is a program for individuals who would like to enter the automotive repair industry with the core skills established by the automotive service excellence certification. The successful student will become a qualified entry level technician with strong basic skills using the latest technology and repair equipment.

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Identify and implement safety procedures involved in diagnosis, service, and repair of all major light vehicle components and systems.
  • Analyze and interpret diagnostic and test information to formulate correct repair procedures.
  • Demonstrate correct repair strategies and techniques by applying knowledge of system operation and demonstration of mechanical skills to accomplish repair tasks.

Gainful Employment

While all of the educational programs at Truckee Meadows Community College are designed to lead to either employment or transfer, the Department of Education requires that we provide information on specific certificate programs. More information on Gainful Employment is available on the the TMCC website. We hope this information is helpful to you as you make your career and educational choices.


Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses within an AAS degree that can serve as a stepping stone to an AAS degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Human Relations3
Strongly recommended:
Workplace Readiness
Math for Technicians (or higher)
Certificate Requirements
AUTO 101General Auto4
AUTO 111Automotive Electricity4
AUTO 112Automotive Electricity II4
AUTO 136Engine Repair5
AUTO 145Automotive Brakes5
AUTO 150Steering and Suspension Systems5
AUTO 225Engine Performance I4
AUTO 227Engine Performance II4
AUTO 265Electrical/Electronic Systems III4
OSH 222General Industry Safety1
Total Units49
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
AUTO 101 General Auto (Certificate - Summer) 4
 Semester Total4
2nd semester
AUTO 111 Automotive Electricity 4
Mathematics 2 3
AUTO 112 Automotive Electricity II 4
AUTO 136 Engine Repair 5
OSH 222 General Industry Safety 1
 Semester Total17
3rd semester
Human Relations 2 3
Communications 1 3
AUTO 145 Automotive Brakes 5
AUTO 150 Steering and Suspension Systems 5
AUTO 225 Engine Performance I 4
 Semester Total20
4th semester
AUTO 227 Engine Performance II 4
AUTO 265 Electrical/Electronic Systems III 4
 Semester Total8
 Total Units49

See approved General Education list for the AAS Degree. 


 See program recommendations or requirements.