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Automotive Engine Repair Technician

Offered at the Following Campus

Program Overview

The Automotive Engine Repair Technician certificate program provides the student with entry level automotive engine repair skills. Topics include: basic shop safety, basic electrical/electronic diagnosis, principles of engine operation, basic engine diagnosis, and basic engine repair procedures.

The standard curriculum for Automotive Engine Repair Technician certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program in any semester term in which any of the three required courses are offered. The program may be completed in as little as 1 semester and no more than 2 semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 15 credit hours.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Course Overview

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Curriculum Outline (15 hours)
Occupational Courses (15 hours)

(Prerequisite: Provisional Admission) Introduces basic concepts and practices necessary for safe and effective automotive shop operations. Topics include: safety procedures; legal/ethical responsibilities; general service; hand tools; shop organization, management, and work flow systems.  A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of fluids.


(Prerequisite: None) (Co-requisites: AUTT 1010) Introduces automotive electricity, emphasizes the basic principles, diagnosis, and service/repair of batteries, starting systems, starting system components, alternators and regulators, lighting system, gauges, horn, wiper/washer, and accessories.   A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of electrical components.

(Prerequisite: None) (Co-requisites: AUTT 1010) This course introduces the students to automotive engine theory and repair, placing emphasis on inspection, testing, and diagnostic techniques for both 2 cycle and 4 cycle internal combustion engines. Topics include general engine diagnosis; removal and reinstallation; cylinder heads and valve trains diagnosis and repair; engine blocks assembly diagnosis and repair, lubrication and cooling systems diagnosis and repair.