Academic Catalog

Automotive Technology I, Certificate (AUT)

Effective: Fall 2002

This certificate is designed to prepare the student for entry level positions in the occupational specialty of automotive technician. The Certificate of Competency in Automotive Technology I will be awarded upon successful completion of the minimum competencies as out-lined below. Program completers will be prepared to seek positions as entry-level automotive service technicians and automotive mechanics.

  • Identify tool and equipment nomenclature.
  • Adhere to tool safety regulations.
  • Explain the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and the “right to know.”
  • Utilize electronic and service manuals.
  • Define the overview of the automobile and its major components.
  • Install electronic pollution controls.
  • Test, service and repair electronic pollution controls requirements.
  • Repair electronic braking systems.
  • Explain testing, service and repair requirements for electronic braking systems.
  • Identify electronic controlled trip computers.
  • Install warning, security and sound systems.
  • Prepare engines for removal. Disassemble, inspect and clean engine parts.
  • Inspect and measure crankshaft.
  • Install bearing, pistons, piston rings and crankshaft
  • Perform reconditioning of valve seats and valve stem seals.
  • Remove the camshaft. Install timing components, gears chain and belts.
  • Inspect and service oil pumps.

The College will award a certificate of competency to students who complete an approved credit-bearing career program that requires less than 30 credits. General education courses may not be required for programs that have less than 30 credits. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. At least six credit hours must be in courses that are awarded grade points.

Required Courses
AUT 100Introduction to Automotive Service Operation and Shop Practices2
AUT 101Automotive Electricity and Electronics4
AUT 102Automotive Engines4
AUT 103Brake Systems4
AUT 114Steering and Suspension4
AUT 115Fuel I and II2
Total Hours20