Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair- One Year Certificate of Completion (CC1)

Pending approval from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

description

The Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate prepares students work in the Automotive Service Industry. Coursework includes technical skills in steering, suspension, brakes, air conditioning, electrical and electronic controls. Communication skills are also highly emphasized. 

program learning outcomes

  1. Apply fundamentals of automotive service training, including the basics of automotive diagnostics and repair, pre-delivery inspection, and warranty procedure.
  2. Diagnose, service, and repair automotive internal combustion engines.
  3. Diagnose, service, and repair automotive brakes.
  4. Diagnose, service, and repair electronic engine controls and emission systems.
  5. Diagnose, service, and repair automotive electrical systems.
  6. Diagnose, service, and repair automotive drive trains.
  7. Diagnose, service, and repair automotive climate control systems.

entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements

Required:

  • Students must complete the following five courses prior to proceeding into 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 $125 for ASE G-1 Test
  • Tools: $1,500 to $2,500
  • Materials (coveralls, safety glasses, boots, t-shirts): $200

Enrollment fees

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

course requirements

Course Title Credits
Core Courses
AUT 101Basic Electricity for Automotive2
AUT 102Automotive Electric I4
AUT 103Automotive Electric II2
AUT 104Automotive Electric III2
AUT 105Diesel Performance I2
AUT 106Automotive Program Orientation1
AUT 107Mechanical Systems I3
AUT 110Small Gas Engines3
AUT 111Computerized Engine Controls5
AUT 115College Success for Automotive Technology2
AUT 201Automotive Engines4
AUT 202Manual Drive Trains I3
AUT 203Manual Drive Trains II3
AUT 204Steering and Suspension3
AUT 205Engine Performance I2
AUT 208Automotive Brakes3
AUT 253Automotive Air Conditioning3
Other Required Courses
BA 214Business Communications3-4
or WR 121Z Composition I
COMM 218ZInterpersonal Communication3-4
or BA 178 Customer Service
MTH 102Applied Technical Mathematics4
Total Credits57-59

advising notes

Recommended associated courses:

  • Human Relations - BA 178 Customer Service 
  • Composition - BA 214 Business Communications
  • Computation - MTH 102 Applied Technical Mathematics

performance standards

  • Students must maintain a current, valid class C driver's license.
  • Students must pass classes with a grade of C or higher. 
  • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.

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
AUT 202Manual Drive Trains I3
 Credits14
Winter
AUT 102Automotive Electric I4
AUT 103Automotive Electric II2
AUT 203Manual Drive Trains II3
AUT 205Engine Performance I2
MTH 102Applied Technical Mathematics4
 Credits15
Spring
AUT 104Automotive Electric III2
AUT 111Computerized Engine Controls5
AUT 204Steering and Suspension3
AUT 253Automotive Air Conditioning3
BA 214
Business Communications
or Composition I
3-4
 Credits16-17
Second Year
Fall
AUT 105Diesel Performance I2
AUT 201Automotive Engines4
AUT 208Automotive Brakes3
COMM 218Z
Interpersonal Communication
or Customer Service
3-4
 Credits12-13
 Total Credits57-59

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