Certificate of Achievement, Automotive ASE Technician

The Certificate of Achievement, Automotive ASE Technician 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.

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.

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate 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
Communications3
Human Relations 1[3]
Requirement is satisfied through embedded curriculum in the following courses:
Engine Repair
Automotive Brakes
Steering and Suspension Systems
Engine Performance I
Engine Performance II
Mathematics 1[3]
Requirement is satisfied through embedded curriculum in the following courses:
Automotive Electricity
Engine Repair
Automotive Brakes
Steering and Suspension Systems
Engine Performance I
Engine Performance II
Certificate Requirements
AUTO 101Introduction to General Mechanics4
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 Units43
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
AUTO 101 Introduction to General Mechanics (Certificate - Summer) 4
AUTO 111 Automotive Electricity 4
AUTO 112 Automotive Electricity II 4
OSH 222 General Industry Safety 1
 Semester Total13
2nd semester
AUTO 136 Engine Repair 5
AUTO 145 Automotive Brakes 5
AUTO 150 Steering and Suspension Systems 5
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
Communications 1 3
AUTO 225 Engine Performance I 4
AUTO 227 Engine Performance II 4
AUTO 265 Electrical/Electronic Systems III 4
 Semester Total15
 Total Units43