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 transcript review or informed self-placement. Based on this review students may request or be required to enroll in prerequisite or corequisite math and/or English courses.
Prerequisites: Students with a high school GPA less than 2.0 need to take MDE 10 as a corequisite to register for any AUT course number
NOTE: All new students must take AUT 100 in the first semester.