Purpose: The curriculum is designed to meet the need for trained automotive technicians. The student will learn skills in the areas of engine repair, suspension and steering, brakes, and electrical systems. This certificate program provides knowledge and skills in four Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) areas of certification, recognized by the automotive industry. The student must complete satisfactory work experience and pass the ASE certification examinations to receive the official ASE certification. This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc.
Occupational Objectives: Automotive technician, state safety inspector, parts clerk, service writer, and service advisor.
Admission Requirements: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.
Prerequisites: Students must either complete MTE 1 -MTE 3 prior to enrollment in AUT 100 or enroll in MTH 1 in conjunction with AUT 100 or a achieve a satisfactory score on the appropriate proficiency examination. If the student changes course of study, he/she will be given the option to retest or will be required to take MTE 1 -MTE 3 . MTH 1 is open to all automotive students for extra math support; this will help with success in the program.
NOTE: All new students must take AUT 100 in the first semester.