Automotive Service I Proficiency Certificate

Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 6% from 2016 to 2026.
--Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2017

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The Automotive Service I Proficiency Certificate is designed for individuals who are interested in entering the field of automotive technology with a basic set of core skills. Students who complete the Proficiency Certificate will be prepared to obtain employment in a small shop, dealership, or franchise-based repair facility. When completed, the courses may be applied towards the Automotive Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree.


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Automotive Engineering Technicians - est. salary $46,621
Automotive Specialty Technician - est. salary $35,634
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles - est. salary $38,036
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers – est. salary $71,043*
Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation - est. salary $110,108

**EMSI Data, 2019; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Automotive Service I Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Prerequisites Credits
AT 100 - Introduction to Automotive Technology   credits
AT 111 - Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems AT 100, which may be taken concurrently credits
AT 121 - Principles of Automotive Electricity and Electronics AT 100, which may be taken concurrently credits
AT 150 - Automotive Braking Systems AT 100, which may be taken concurrently credits
AT 181 - Auto Engine Mechanical Repair AT 100, which may be taken concurrently credits
AT 250 - Advanced Braking Systems & Controls AT 121AT 150 credits

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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