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Engine Repair & Engine Performance Technician Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 4 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
By instructor approval.
Prerequisites
Successful completion of Introduction to Automotive or equivalent.

This ASE-certified program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as automotive technicians. Students participate in realistic training experiences that prepare them for pre-apprenticeship training and ASE certification.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

To receive a certificate or degree in an automotive program all courses must be completed with a 2.0 GPA or higher.

To remain in the program all students must have the required textbooks by the start of the third week of classes and must have the required tools by the start of the second quarter. Students must also successfully complete ENG 094 and MAT 091 by the end of the second quarter.

Note

AUT 174-AUT 236 must be taken in consecutive order.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
IAUT 102Introduction to Automotive Trades3
IAUT 104Introduction to Automotive Electrical4
IAUT 115Introduction to Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes5
IAUT 130Automotive HVAC2
IAUT 139Basic Automotive Welding5
AUT 174Engine Minor Mechanical Repair6
AUT 175Engine Major Mechanical Repair7
AUT 178Engine Mechanical Lab3
AUT 203Electrical Systems11
AUT 209Electronic Systems7
AUT 217Automotive Ignition Systems7
AUT 223Automotive Fuel Systems7
AUT 236Automotive Emissions Systems7
English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking5
Any 100-Level Math Class5
General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)5
 Technical Credits89

Introduction to Automotive Trades

Item #
IAUT 102
Total Credits
3

This course is an introduction to the automotive industry. Students will learn about the industry, automobile safety, pollution and hygiene, basic hand tools, fasteners and resume preparation.

Co-requisites
IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT 139.
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Introduction to Automotive Electrical

Item #
IAUT 104
Total Credits
4

This course is an introduction to automotive electrical systems. Students will learn electrical theory, basic electrical testing equipment and procedures and proper wire splicing and repairs.

Co-requisites
IAUT 102, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT 139.
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Introduction to Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Item #
IAUT 115
Total Credits
5

This course is an introduction to automotive steering, suspension and braking systems. Students will learn the basic theory of these systems, how to put a vehicle on a lift and perform inspections, and how to perform a four-wheel alignment.

Co-requisites
IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 130, IAUT 139.
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Automotive HVAC

Item #
IAUT 130
Total Credits
2

Students will learn auto HVAC system diagnosis and proper service techniques.

Co-requisites
IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 139.
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Basic Automotive Welding

Item #
IAUT 139
Total Credits
5

This course is an introduction to automotive welding. Includes basic welding using Oxy-Fuel, MIG and other processes used in automotive repair.

Co-requisites
IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130.
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Engine Minor Mechanical Repair

Item #
AUT 174
Total Credits
6

Diagnose and repair general engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling-system problems. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics and minor engine mechanical service and repair procedures. 

Prerequisites
Must have required tools and textbooks. Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Engine Major Mechanical Repair

Item #
AUT 175
Total Credits
7

Diagnose and repair engine blocks, heads, and valve trains. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, and removal and installation procedures to successfully diagnose and repair automobiles and light truck engines.

Prerequisites
Must have successfully completed AUT 174 and have required tools and textbooks.
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Engine Mechanical Lab

Item #
AUT 178
Total Credits
3

Repair engine components by applying knowledge attained in required courses. This is a hands-on class that uses live projects. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with diagnosis, maintenance and repair of automobile and light truck engines. 

Prerequisites
Must have successfully completed AUT 174 and 175 and have required tools and textbooks.
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Electrical Systems

Item #
AUT 203
Total Credits
11

Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems and study basic application of computerized electronic control systems. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, removal and installation procedures used on automobiles and light trucks. 

Prerequisites
Must have required tools and textbooks. Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Electronic Systems

Item #
AUT 209
Total Credits
7

Diagnose and repair automotive electronic systems and study basic application of computerized electronic control systems. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, removal and installation procedures used on automobiles and light trucks. 

Prerequisites
Must successfully complete AUT 203 and must have required tools and textbooks.
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Automotive Ignition Systems

Item #
AUT 217
Total Credits
7

Diagnose and repair electronic and computer-controlled automotive ignition systems. Upon completion of this course, students will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, and diagnostic and repair procedures used on automobiles and light trucks. 

Prerequisites
Must successfully complete courses AUT 174, 175, 178, 203, and 209 and must have required tools and textbooks.
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Automotive Fuel Systems

Item #
AUT 223
Total Credits
7

Diagnose and repair fuel management systems. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, and diagnostic and repair procedures used on automobiles and light trucks. 

Prerequisites
Must successfully complete courses AUT 174, 175, 178, 203, 209, and 217, and must have required tools and textbooks.
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Automotive Emissions Systems

Item #
AUT 236
Total Credits
7

Diagnose and repair emissions control systems. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, and diagnostic and repair procedures used on automobiles and light trucks. 

Prerequisites
Must successfully complete courses AUT 174, 175, 178, 203, 209, 217, and 223, and must have required tools and textbooks.
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English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking

Total Credits
5
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Any 100-Level Math Class

Total Credits
5
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General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)

Total Credits
5
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