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.
|Course Number and Name||Prerequisites||Credits|
|AT 100 - Introduction to Automotive Technology||3 credits|
|AT 111 - Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems||AT 100, which may be taken concurrently||4 credits|
|AT 121 - Principles of Automotive Electricity and Electronics||AT 100, which may be taken concurrently||3 credits|
|AT 150 - Automotive Braking Systems||AT 100, which may be taken concurrently||2 credits|
|AT 181 - Auto Engine Mechanical Repair||AT 100, which may be taken concurrently||4 credits|
|AT 250 - Advanced Braking Systems & Controls||AT 121, AT 150||2 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.
Automotive Specialty Technicians
Repair only one system or component on a vehicle, such as brakes, suspension, or radiator.
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- Inspect vehicles for damage and record findings so that necessary repairs can be made.
- Estimate costs of vehicle repair.
- Troubleshoot fuel, ignition, and emissions control systems, using electronic testing equipment.
- Repair, overhaul, or adjust automobile brake systems.
- Test electronic computer components in automobiles to ensure proper operation.
How well does it pay?
New workers generally start around $23,782. Normal pay for Automotive Specialty Technicians is $40,566 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $65,252.