Automotive Technology – Engine Performance Technician – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 0948.00

The curriculum prepares the student for entry-level employment as a diagnostician or for various manufacturer training courses. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience in diagnosing and repairing automotive engine driveability problems. Fuel injection, ignition and emission systems testing, and applicable laws will also be covered. Use of precision equipment including lab scopes, engine and emission analyzers and other specialty tools is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Exams for Engine Performance (A8) Professional Examinations. ASE Student Certification Examinations are administered in these courses.

This program has lab fees, uniform and DMV requirements. This curriculum is National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) approved and renewed in 2016.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the safe and appropriate use of engine diagnostic tools used in the automotive industry.
  2. Apply fuel, ignition, and emission system theories of operation to practical diagnostic scenarios encountered during engine performance repairs.
  3. Apply testing procedures related to NATEF standards to diagnose vehicle drivability issues. 

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

AUTO 200AUTOMOTIVE FUNDAMENTALS FOR TECHNICIANS4
AUTO 201ENGINE OPERATION & TESTING6
AUTO 206ABASIC AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS4
AUTO 206BAUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS4
AUTO 208ENGINE PERFORMANCE6
Total Units24

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree