Automotive Technology Certificate

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Automotive Technology Certificate

The Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare individuals for jobs in maintenance and mechanical repair of cars and light trucks. The occupational competencies are aligned with National Automotive Technical Foundation (NATEF) and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards. Post-secondary automotive technology programs are expected to teach eight competency areas:

  • Roper tool care and safe work environment
  • Preparing service work orders
  • Repairing electrical/electronics systems
  • Repairing steering and suspension systems
  • Engine performance diagnostics and repair
  • Brake systems
  • Manual drive train and axles
  • Heating and air-conditioning systems

Students must demonstrate satisfactory competence in each of the eight areas of focus in order to receive their Automotive Technology Certificate. A mechanical aptitude test will be administered to students before admission into the program. In addition, placement scores in reading, writing, and mathematics sufficient to enter at least English 098 and Math 098 are required for regular admission into the program.

For more information, please view our Student Catalog.

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Automotive Technology Requirements (31 Credits)

General Education RequirementsCredits
ENG-105   Applied Technical Writing 3
MTH-113   Technical mathematics II 3
NAV-XXX   Diné Studies Course 3
CMP-101   Introduction to Computers 3
Automotive Technology Core Courses 
Semster ONE 
AUT-101   Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
Semester TWO 
AUT-102   Brake Systems 4
AUT-103   Electrical and Electronic Systems 4
AUT-104   Chassis, Suspension, and Steering 4
AUT-113   Tune-up and Engine Performance 4
Total Required Credit Hours31


Steven J. Kollas, Technical Instructor of Automotive Technology
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Master Auto Technician, ASE
NM Level 2 Vocational/Technical Licensure A.A.S., Business Auto Technology, Northwestern Business College Technical Center, Ohio


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