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

 

Effective: Fall 2005
Current: 03/01/2017
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