Master Automotive Technician - Two-Year Certificate of Completion (CC2)

Description

The Master Automotive Technician Two-Year Certificate of Completion prepares students to enter the transportation industry as an automotive technician. Coursework includes technical skills in computer applications, electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, and network systems. Communication skills are also highly emphasized.

The program is designed so that students will be able to complete in approximately 12 to 15 months and earn up to seven career pathway certificates. 

The program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, an arm of industry-certifying Automotive Service Excellence.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate the importance of and practice ethical behavior in a professional work setting, both within the workforce and within the community.

  2. Implement effective written and oral communication skills.

  3. Communicate electrical and mechanical analytical diagnostic skills.

  4. Apply theories, principles, and concepts to address skills developed to the NATEF Certified areas of the Automotive Technology Program.

  5. The student will be prepared to take all  Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams that are taught in the COCC program.

  6. Utilize 100% of P-1 NATEF specific tasks.

  7. Utilize 95% of the P-2 NATEF specific tasks.

  8. Utilize 65% of the P-3 NATEF specific tasks.

    *National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF)

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 $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
Core Courses
AUT 101Basic Electricity for Automotive2
AUT 102Automotive Electric I5
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 206Engine Performance II2
AUT 208Automotive Brakes3
AUT 216A
AUT 216B
CWE Automotive A
and CWE Automotive B 1
8
AUT 251Automatic Transmissions - Rebuild3
AUT 253Automotive Air Conditioning3
AUT 256Automatic Transmissions Theory2
Select two Automotive Electives courses from the following:2-4
Basic Engine Performance I
Basic Engine Performance II
Welding for the Automotive Trade
ASE Test Prep I
ASE Test Prep II
Other Required Courses
BA 214Business Communications3-4
or WR 121 Academic Composition
Human Relations:3-4
Choose one math course from the following:3-4
Business Math
Applied Technical Mathematics
Or one math course from the foundational requirements math list
Total Credits74-79

Advising Notes

Full-time students are recommended to avoid working more than 15 hours per week due to a heavy course load.

It is recommended that the Automotive Service Excellence certification test be taken as the student completes the program.

This certificate is designed for students planning to enter their chosen career upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered transferable to public or private baccalaureate institutions.

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
Choose one math course from the following:3-4
Business Math 
Applied Technical Mathematics 
Or one math course from the foundational requirements math list
 
 Credits14-15
Winter
AUT 102Automotive Electric I5
AUT 103Automotive Electric II2
AUT 202Manual Drive Trains I3
AUT 205Engine Performance I2
BA 214
Business Communications
Academic Composition
3-4
 Credits15-16
Spring
AUT 104Automotive Electric III2
AUT 111Computerized Engine Controls5
AUT 206Engine Performance II2
Automotive Elective1
Automotive Elective1
Human Relations:3-4
 Credits14-15
Second Year
Fall
AUT 201Automotive Engines4
AUT 208Automotive Brakes3
AUT 251Automatic Transmissions - Rebuild3
 Credits10
Winter
AUT 105Diesel Performance I2
AUT 203Manual Drive Trains II3
AUT 256Automatic Transmissions Theory2
 Credits7
Spring
AUT 204Steering and Suspension3
Automotive Elective1
Automotive Elective1
 Credits5
Summer
AUT 253Automotive Air Conditioning3
AUT 216ACWE Automotive A4
AUT 216BCWE Automotive B4
 Credits11
 Total Credits76-79

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