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Automotive Technology Engine Repair Specialist Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

Many businesses need technicians with very specific skills to diagnose and repair complex problems in the diesel and gasoline engine specialty. Engines have very complex electro mechanical controls, and use hydraulic oil systems. This specialized degree includes variable cam timing, in-vehicle engine repair, diagnosis strategies, and related 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 Associates of Science during Commencement. Students completing all automotive course requirements will receive a Certificate of Achievement during Commencement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Accurately describe and demonstrate knowledge of various mechanical, electronic, and hydraulic, vehicle engine systems.
  • Diagnose and repair advanced diesel and gasoline automotive engine 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-111Engine Diagnosis and Repair2
AUTO-111LEngine Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory1
AUTO-111TEngine Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out0.5
AUTO-144Noise, Vibration, and Harshness0.5
AUTO-144LNoise, Vibration, and Harshness Laboratory1
AUTO-144TNoise, Vibration, and Harshness Assessment Test Out0.5
AUTO-161Electrical Diagnosis and Repair2
AUTO-161LElectrical Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory1
AUTO-161TElectrical Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out0.5
AUTO-162Electronics Diagnosis and Repair2
AUTO-162LElectronics Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory1
AUTO-162TElectronics Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out0.5
AUTO-171Climate Control System Diagnosis and Repair1
AUTO-171LClimate Control System Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory1
AUTO-171TClimate Control System Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out0.5
AUTO-181Engine Performance I Ignition and Fuel Systems2
AUTO-181LEngine Performance I Ignition and Fuel Systems Laboratory1
AUTO-181TEngine Performance I Ignition and Fuel Systems Assessment Test Out0.5
AUTO-183Engine Performance II Intake Exhaust and Emission Systems2
AUTO-183LEngine Performance II Intake Exhaust Emission Systems Laboratory1
AUTO-183TEngine Performance II Intake Exhaust Emission Systems Assessment Test Out0.5
AUTO-194Diesel Engine Performance and Diagnosis2
AUTO-194LDiesel Engine Performance and Diagnosis Laboratory1
AUTO-194TDiesel Engine Performance and Diagnosis Assessment Test Out0.5
AUTO-212Automotive Work Experience 112
Total Units37.5

Plus General Education Requirements


Must be taken for a total of 12 units.

Certificate of Achievement

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Automotive Technology Engine Repair Specialist. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.