Additional information available on the Automotive Technology Department website.
The Engine Performance 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. In addition, students learn the skills to diagnose and troubleshoot automotive system repairs, including starting and charging systems, ignition, fuel, and emissions systems, as well as engine rebuilding and repairing, for automotive and diesel systems. Students will learn gain experience in diagnostic techniques and diagnostic scan tools, oscilloscopes, lab scopes, multi-meters, and gas analyzers.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Engine Performance certificate program, students should be able to:
- Diagnose, service, and repair automotive and diesel body electrical systems (e.g., starting and charging systems, lighting systems, ignition systems)
- Diagnose and repair engines (e.g., block and head assemblies, cylinder head)
- Diagnose and repair electronic fuel injection systems and modern exhaust systems
- Diagnose and repair computerized engine controls and ignition systems