The Manual Drivetrain Certificate is designed for students to learn the basics of shop safety and common shop equipment. Students learn about vehicle electricity and wiring diagrams, as well as starting and charging systems. The major emphasis is on the operating principles and repair procedures relating to axle-shaft and universal joints. Students gain skills in the diagnosis and repair of automotive manual transmissions, transaxles and clutches and related components. In addition, students learn to diagnose and repair automotive differentials, four wheel, and all-wheel drive units.