Master Automotive Technician Certification

Master Automotive Technician
The Automotive Technology program emphasizes educating students as multi-skilled workers with the ability to complete a wide variety of tasks within the automotive technology service and repair setting.

Coursework includes technical skills in computer applications, electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, and network systems, both in theory as well as hands-on training. A self-paced method of instruction is offered for the entry-level classes. Communication skills areal so highly emphasized throughout each program.

The program is planned so that students will be able to complete the Master Automotive Technician Certificate in approximately 12 to 15 months as well as earn up to seven short-term certificates of completion. The certificate enables students to enter the transportation industry as an automotive technician. Men and women who are changing jobs or careers, students who want to explore the possibility of a technician career,or those who simply want to know more about vehicles may enter the program each term. Entry into the program at the beginning of each term is possible by meeting course prerequisites or receiving the instructors permission.

Included in the Master Automotive Technician Certificate are eight distinct award areas, short-term "mini-certificates," that will prepare students for a specific job within the transportation industry.

  • Basic Automotive Skills
  • Undercar Technician
  • Automotive Drive Train Technician
  • Automotive Engine Technician
  • Automotive Electrical Technician (basic)
  • Automotive Electrical Technician(advanced)
  • Automotive Air Conditioning & Heating Technician
  • Automotive Engine Performance Technician

Entry into the program at the beginning of each term is possible by meeting course prerequisites or receiving the instructor's permission. The automotive technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation Inc. (NATEF). The program in automotive is approved for veterans' training. Call instructors for details. Occupational supplementary courses with college credit may be offered in the evening. These classes are designed to meet community needs and will vary from one term to the next. Students are expected to supply their own hand tools. A list is available from program instructors. The College provides any needed specialized tools and equipment for use in courses.


Master Automotive Technician - Requirements (pdf)  

Certificate of Completion
73-75 credits

Program Course Requirements

General education/foundational requirements

  • Communication
  • WR 60 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking I (or higher) - 4

  • Computation
  • MTH 60 Algebra I - 4
  • or MTH 85 Technical Math I (or higher)

  • Human Relations
    Human Relations course - 3

Program requirements

  • Automotive basic skills (required prior to any other AUT classes) 10
  • AUT 102 Automotive Electric I - 4
  • AUT 103 Automotive Electric II - 2
  • AUT 104 Automotive Electric III - 2
  • AUT 105 Diesel Performance I - 2
  • AUT 111 Computerized Engine Controls - 5
  • AUT 201 Automotive Engines - 4
  • AUT 202 Manual Drive Trains I - 3
  • AUT 203 Manual Drive Trains II - 3
  • AUT 204 Steering and Suspension - 3
  • AUT 205 Engine Performance I - 2
  • AUT 206 Engine Performance II - 2
  • AUT 208 Automotive Brakes - 3
  • **AUT 216A and AUT 216B Co-op Work Experience-Automotive 8
  • AUT 251 Automatic Transmissions I - 3
  • AUT 256 Automatic Transmissions II - 2
  • AUT 253 Automotive Air Conditioning - 3

Electives (must take two courses)

  • AUT 112 Basic Engine Performance I -1
  • AUT 113 Basic Engine Performance II - 1
  • AUT 114 Welding for the Automotive Trade - 3 (pending)
  • AUT 211 ASE Test Prep I - 1
  • AUT 212 ASE Test Prep II - 1