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Automotive Technology: General Technician Engine, Power Trains Specialist

Award Type: Certificate of Achievement

Designed to prepare the student to enter the automotive service profession as a general repair technician with an emphasis on engine and drive train repair.

The graduate of the Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Technology: General Technician Engine, Power Trains Specialist will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the automotive drive train systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with customers, co-workers and the employer.
  • Demonstrate the ability to diagnose problems with the various systems of the automobile using systematic procedures and logical methods.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify what technical specifications are needed, where to find them and how to use them in the course of performing their duties.
  • Demonstrate the required mechanical skills and the ability to use the trade tools at a level of proficiency that is expected in the profession.
  • Demonstrate the use of the proper procedure for dealing with hazards encountered in the automotive repair work place.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the all of the NATEF tasks in each of the core courses in the option or certificate.

Program Requirements

A major of 30 units is required for the certificate of achievement.

Required core courses (24 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
AT 100 Automotive Fundamentals 4.0
AT 133 Automotive Engine Rebuilding 5.0
AT 303 Automotive Electricity 5.0
AT 323 Power Trains 5.0
AT 324 Automatic Transmissions 5.0

Plus a minimum of 6 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
AT 117 Print Reading and Interpretation 3.0
AT 300 Shop Math and Measurement 3.0
AT 306 Auto Air Conditioning Systems 4.0
AT 313 Automotive Brakes 4.0
AT 314 Suspension and Alignment 4.0
AT 334 Automotive Machining 1 4.0
AT 341 Fuel Injection/Turbocharging 5.0
AT 343 Engine Performance/Diagnosis 5.0
AT 344 Emission Control/BAR CAC 4.0
AT 389 Independent Projects in Automotive Technology 1.0 - 3.0 units
AT 399A Special Topics in Automotive Technology 2.0
AT 370 SkillsUSA 3.0