Automotive Basic Skills with Welding - Career Pathway Certificate of Completion (CPCC)
The Automotive Basic Skills with Welding Career Pathway Certificate of Completion is designed to capture a range of skills that are required for the automotive industry, including basic internal combustion engines and theory, basic DC electrical and schematic understanding, and vehicle inspection. The largest portion addresses shop and vehicle safety. This coursework prepares students for the ASE certification in (G1) Maintenance and Light Repair.
- Demonstrate appropriate basic technical knowledge and practical skills necessary for employment in Automotive Technology including the following:
- Demonstrate correct voltage, current, and resistance measurements on series and parallel circuits using a digital multimeter.
- Describe the fundamental principles of automotive shop safety and tool care.
Describe and apply basic mechanical skills to the tasks of basic vehicle identification, inspection, routine maintenance, handling, and lubrication.
- Demonstrate the correct name and function of basic hand tools.
- Demonstrate the use of an automotive diagnostic scan tool and record various data from the scan tool.
- Demonstrate and apply safety protocols while working in the shop, around small gas engines, and handling hazardous materials.
- Gain exposure and experience with the operation of welding as it applies to automotive applications.
Academic Entrance Requirements
High school diploma or GED.
Additional Program Costs (beyond standard tuition/fees and textbooks)
Materials (coveralls, safety glasses, work jacket, safety shoes, t-shirts): $200
ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification – up to $450 total for all eight areas of testing
Cost of tools: $1,500 to $2,500 depending on the source
|AUT 101||Basic Electricity-Automotive||2|
|AUT 106||Automotive Program Orientation||1|
|AUT 107||Mechanical Systems I||3|
|AUT 110||Small Gas Engines||3|
|AUT 114||Welding for the Auto Trade||3|
|AUT 115||College Success for Auto Tech||2|
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.