The Automotive Technology Department’s Certificate Program is designed for those students who would like automotive classroom and lab training experience prior to entering the automotive workforce. You can earn this 28-credit certificate in one year.
This program is designed for students who want to work in the automotive service field without pursuing an associate degree. It will allow students to expand their knowledge of the automotive industry and to pursue careers as entry level technicians with dealerships, independent service facilities, machine shops, and corporate franchises in specialty areas including electrical systems, brakes, steering, suspensions, gas engine and drivability. All of our automotive classes are geared toward taking and successfully completing the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Exams. The following is a partial list of possible career opportunities for our graduates:
Auto Electrical Technician
Air Conditioning Technician
Brake and Front End Specialist
General Repair Technician
Technical Sales Rep
Minimum Grade Requirement: The student must achieve a 2.0 QPA and remain in good academic standing as outlined in general college policy in order to graduate from this program.
Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, graduates will earn an Certificate of Completion in Automotive Technology.
Applying to this Program
Applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED. Applicant must hold a current state-issued driver’s license. The applicant must have high school math and English grades of “C” (73%) or better. If the student does not meet the Automotive Certificate of Completion (AUTO.COC) program prerequisite, he or she will be required to complete the MAT-078 math course prior to starting the program.