Automotive Technology – Underhood Technician – Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 0948.00

The curriculum prepares the student for entry-level employment as a lube technician, entry level mechanic, or fleet repair technician in an automotive engine repair facility. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience with basic diagnostic tools and procedures. Engine diagnosis testing will also cover the oiling, fuel, cooling, intake, and exhaust systems. Use of precision measuring equipment is practiced. Students are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Exam for Engine Repair (A1). ASE Student Examinations are administered within program courses.

This program has lab fees, physical requirements, program uniform, and driver’s license requirements. This curriculum is National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) approved and renewed in 2016.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the proper set up and operation of engine mechanical system diagnostic tools used in the automotive industry.
  2. Describe engine mechanical operating systems and control assemblies, their theories of operation, and practical diagnostic scenarios used to track failed components or systems encountered during engine repair.
  3. Apply skill sets pertaining to the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) standards and performance tasks for automotive engine repair.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

AUTO 200AUTOMOTIVE FUNDAMENTALS FOR TECHNICIANS4
AUTO 201ENGINE OPERATION & TESTING6
AUTO 206ABASIC AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS4
Total Units14

Recommended Electives

MACH 101BEGINNING METALWORKING SKILLS3
WELD 044AINTRODUCTION TO GAS WELDING1
WELD 200CINTRODUCTION TO FABRICATION GMAW & GTAW6

Visit the Program Mapper for a suggested sequence of courses.

This Certificate of Achievement is not eligible as a major for an Associate Degree.