Automotive Electrical Technician (Basic) - Career Pathway Certificate of Completion (CPCC)

Description

The Automotive Electrical Technician (Basic) Career Pathway Certificate of Completion prepares students in the electrical technician coursework and establishes skills in charging systems, starting systems, voltage drops, electrical troubleshooting, lighting, gauges, accessories, battery load testing, and repairs.

The certificate prepares students for the Automotive Service Excellence certification in (A6) Electrical/Electronic Systems and (G1) Maintenance and Light Repair.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate basic technical knowledge and practical skills necessary for employment in Automotive Technology from previous basic skills courses.
  • Apply Kirchhoff’s Law and Ohm’s Law on the study of schematics and vehicle diagnosis and repair.
  • Diagnose and repair starting and charging systems.
  • Analyze battery state-of-charge in the vehicle system diagnostic routine.
  • Study auxiliary systems and perform course pack exercises to validate.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Academic Entrance Requirements

Required:

  • Students must complete the following five courses before enrolling in other AUT courses: AUT 101 Basic Electricity for AutomotiveAUT 106 Automotive Program OrientationAUT 107 Mechanical Systems IAUT 110 Small Gas Engines, and AUT 115 College Success for Automotive Technology

Recommended:

  • High school diploma or GED

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM COSTS (BEYOND STANDARD TUITION/FEES AND TEXTBOOKS)

Material Costs

  • Automotive Service Excellence certification: up to $450 total for all eight areas of testing
  • Tools: $1,500 to $2,500
  • Materials (coveralls, safety glasses, work jacket, safety shoes, t-shirts): $200

Enrollment Fees

  • All AUT courses AUT 260 Diesel Performance II and higher: $200 course fee
  • All AUT courses lower than AUT 260 Diesel Performance II: $15 course fee

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
AUT 101Basic Electricity for Automotive2
AUT 102Automotive Electric I5
AUT 106Automotive Program Orientation1
AUT 107Mechanical Systems I3
AUT 110Small Gas Engines3
AUT 115College Success for Automotive Technology2
Total Credits16

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:

    • 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.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First Year
FallCredits
AUT 101Basic Electricity for Automotive2
AUT 106Automotive Program Orientation1
AUT 107Mechanical Systems I3
AUT 110Small Gas Engines3
AUT 115College Success for Automotive Technology2
 Credits11
Winter
AUT 102Automotive Electric I5
 Credits5
 Total Credits16

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