This Certificate of Proficiency in Automotive Technology provides students with classroom and laboratory experience and prepares students for employment in the auto service industry.
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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:
- Read repair orders, write service recommendations, obtain pertinent vehicle information, and document all problems.
- Work independently and professionally and as a member of an automotive team.
- Use basic math and appropriate tools and equipment to perform maintenance and basic repair services according to industry standards in a safe manner.
- Assist in diagnosis and perform mechanical repairs using appropriate tools and equipment according to industry standards in a safe manner.
Suggested Semester Sequence
|First Semester||Credit 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|
|COMM-1000||Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication||3|
|AUTO-1050||Numerical Applications in Automotive Service||3|
|AUTO-1510||Automotive Electrical Systems||3|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|College Composition I|
|Honors College Composition I|
|Total Credit Hours||30|