The Short-Term Certificate in Automotive Maintenance and General Service prepares students for entry level positions in the auto service industry as assistant technicians, maintenance technicians or general service technicians. Training is provided through a combination of classroom instruction and laboratory experience.

Financial Assistance funds cannot be applied towards this program.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Read repair orders, write service recommendations, obtain pertinent vehicle information, and document all problems.
  2. Work independently and professionally and as a member of an automotive team.
  3. Use basic math and appropriate tools and equipment to perform maintenance and basic repair services according to industry standards in a safe manner.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
AUTO-1101 Introduction to Automotive Service Procedures 3
AUTO-1400 Automotive Alignment, Steering and Suspension 3
AUTO-1450 Automotive Braking Systems 3
AUTO-1502 Automotive Electrical Fundamentals 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours12