Many businesses need technicians with very specific skills to diagnose and repair complex problems of transmissions, transaxles, and differential vehicle power systems. This specialized program includes electronic controlled valve bodies, electronic differentials, four wheel drive, and all-wheel drive systems. Successful students will obtain a highly desired specialty set of skills. Work experience is a requirement for this major, which ensures student competency and success. All students are required to complete a digital portfolio resume used for assessment and practicum. Students completing all courses and general education courses will receive an Associate in Science during Commencement. Students completing all automotive course requirements will receive a Certificate of Achievement during Commencement.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
- Accurately describe and demonstrate knowledge of various automotive automatic, manual, electric and electronic drivetrain systems.
- Diagnose and repair automotive power transmission systems by performing necessary actions.
- Communicate effectively and professionally in a diverse setting that includes colleagues, clients, and supervisors.
- Comply with environmental health and safety regulations at the state and federal levels.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
|AUTO-121||Automatic Transmission Theory and Operation||2|
|AUTO-121L||Automatic Transmission Theory and Operation Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-121T||Automatic Transmission Theory and Operation Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-126||Automatic Transmission Diagnosis and Testing||2|
|AUTO-126L||Automatic Transmission Diagnosis and Testing Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-126T||Automatic Transmission Diagnosis and Testing Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-131||Manual Transmission and Transaxle Repair||1|
|AUTO-131L||Manual Transmission and Transaxle Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-131T||Manual Transmission and Transaxle Repair Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-132||Differential and 4WD Systems Diagnosis and Service||1|
|AUTO-132L||Differential and 4WD Systems Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-132T||Differential and 4WD Systems Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-161||Electrical Diagnosis and Repair||2|
|AUTO-161L||Electrical Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-161T||Electrical Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-162||Electronics Diagnosis and Repair||2|
|AUTO-162L||Electronics Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-162T||Electronics Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-263L||Advanced Electronics Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-263T||Advanced Electronics Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-264||Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Operation and Diagnosis||1|
|AUTO-264L||Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Operation and Diagnosis Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-264T||Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Operation and Diagnosis Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-212||Automotive Work Experience 1||12|
Must be taken for a total of 12 units.
Certificate of Achievement
Students who complete the requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Automotive Technology Drivetrain Specialist. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.