Skills Certificate, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-Master

Program Description

The ASE Master Skills Certificate will introduce students to the theory, diagnosis, and hands-on skills to service and repair light-duty vehicles. Students will be introduced to the basic fundamentals of diagnosis and repair of engine fuel systems, ignition systems, and computerized fuel injection control sensors and components. The engine performance skills certificate will help prepare students to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Engine Performance (A8) exam. Students must pass all coursework with a score of 70% or higher.

This program is not eligible for financial aid. However, it may be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

Recommended Course Schedule 

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
AUTO 225 Engine Performance I 4
AUTO 227 Engine Performance II 4
AUTO 265 Electrical/Electronic Systems III 4
 Semester Total12
 Total Units12
ASE Education Foundation

Skills Certificates provide training for entry level positions or career advancement and are designed to prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams. Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester (Student are unable to declare intent to complete a skills certificate.) Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college
Certificate Requirements
AUTO 225Engine Performance I4
AUTO 227Engine Performance II4
AUTO 265Electrical/Electronic Systems III4
Total Units12

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Identify, test, and interpret failed engine, powertrain, and emission components, and formulate repair strategies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the appropriate workplace skills and tools, including the application of personal and mechanical safety measures used in engine performance diagnosis and repair.