Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician
Offered at the Following Campus
The Auto Electrical/Electrical Systems Technician certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair basic electrical/electronic automotive systems as an entry level technician. Topics covered include automotive shop safety, electrical theory and circuit diagnosis, automotive batteries, starting and charging systems, instrumentation, lighting, and various vehicle accessories.
The standard curriculum for Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program in any semester term in which either one or both of the required courses are offered. The program generally takes 1 semester to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 9 credit hours.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
(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.