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Automotive Technician Certificate

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This program of study is designed to prepare technicians for the high–tech automotive industry. This certificate prepares them to take state and national certification tests. Completion of this certificate will prepare students for industry-wide certification. The Automotive Technician Certificate can also be used toward an Associate of Applied Science in Technology Degree.

 

 

Required Coursework (20 hours)

AUTO 100 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3 credits
AUTO 141 Engine Diagnosis and Ignition Systems* 5 credits
AUTO 146 Automotive Brake Systems* 4 credits
AUTO 221 Automotive Steering & Suspension* 4 credits
AUTO 225 Automotive Electrical Systems I* 4 credits

 

Electives (21 hours required)

AUTO 142 Fuel and Exhaust Systems* 5 credits
AUTO 226 Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning* 4 credits
AUTO 245 Automotive Valve Train & Head Rebuilding* 4 credits
AUTO 246 Automotive Cylinder Block Rebuilding* 4 credits
AUTO 250 Introduction to Automotive Transmissions* 3 credits
AUTO 255 Automotive Electrical Systems II* 4 credits
TECH 271 Internship I* 3 credits
Total: 41 credits
*Course has a prerequisite
**Course has co-requisite

 

ASE Certification
Upon successful completion of the required coursework, the graduate should be ready for the State of Michigan and/or ASE Certification in the following Automotive Specialty Areas:

  • Brakes
  • Engine Repair
  • Electric
  • Engine Tune-up
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Steering & Suspension

 

Scope & Sequence

Fall 1 Winter 1 Spring 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
AUTO 100 AUTO 146 AUTO ELECTIVE AUTO ELECTIVE AUTO 221
AUTO 141 AUTO 225 AUTO ELECTIVE AUTO ELECTIVE AUTO ELECTIVE

 

Effective: Fall 2005
Current: 03/01/2017

 

 

Employment Information

Technician Certificate
This program of study is designed
to prepare technicians for the
high-tech automotive industry. It
also prepares them to take state
and national certification tests.
Upon successful completion of the
required course work, the graduate
should be ready for the State of
Michigan and/or Automotive Service
Excellence Certification in the
following Automotive Specialty
Areas: brakes, automotive
transmission, engine repair,
electrical, manual transmission,
engine tune-up, heating and air
conditioning, and front end.

Automotive service technicians and mechanics hold about 800,000 jobs. The majority work in:

  • Automotive repair and maintenance shops
  • Automobile dealerships
  • Retail and wholesale automotive parts, accessories and supplies
  • Service stations
  • Automotive supply stores
  • Federal, state and local government garages
  • Self-employed automotive establishments

Employment is expected to gradually increase through 2020 as vehicles in operation increase and multiple vehicle families grow. Employment growth will be concentrated in dealerships and independent auto repair shops. More than 16 percent of service technicians are self-employed, twice the number in all other installation, maintenance and repair fields. People entering the occupation can expect steady work. The median annual wage of automotive service technicians and mechanics is over $35,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Service Certificate

This instructional program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level employment in automotive service centers. Upon completion of the Automotive Service Certificate courses, the prospective service center technician will have proficiency in the fundamentals of basic electronics, tuneup, diagnosis and repair, brake service and fuels.

Is this for me?

The work of automotive service technicians and mechanics has evolved from mechanical repair to a high technology job. Technicians must have an increasingly broad base of knowledge about how the complex components work and interact, as well as the ability to work with electronic diagnostic equipment and computer-based technical reference materials. Technicians must assess the symptoms, then take a diagnostic approach to isolate the components logically causing the problem, perhaps taking a test drive and/or using a variety of testing equipment to identify the source of the problem.

Students in the Glen Oaks automotive programs are prepared to excel in today’s high-tech automotive industry.

 


 

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