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Automotive Technology Certificate

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Additional information available on the Automotive Technology Department website.

The Automotive Technology 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. Students learn about a variety of automotive components (brakes, suspension, steering, transmissions, automotive computers, etc.), as well as skills associated with the diagnosis and repair of heating and air conditioning systems, fuel injection and emission systems, engine repair and rebuild, alignment types and procedures, and automotive and diesel body electrical systems.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Automotive Technology certificate program, students should be able to:

  • Diagnose and repair electronic fuel injection systems and modern exhaust systems
  • Diagnose and repair engines (e.g., block and head assemblies, cylinder head)
  • Diagnose and repair manual transmissions, transaxles, and clutches
  • Diagnose, service, and repair anti-lock braking systems, power assist units, and traction control systems
  • Diagnose, service, and repair automotive and diesel body electrical systems (e.g., starting and charging systems, lighting systems, ignition systems)
  • Diagnose, service, and repair suspension and steering systems and wheel alignment issues
  • Diagnose and service vehicle heating and air conditioning systems and their components

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