Advanced Automotive Repair Professional Proficiency Certificate


The Advanced Automotive Repair Professional Proficiency Certificate is for automotive repair professionals who want to build their skills with specific tools or equipment, which will help students diagnose and repair more vehicles as well as improve their eligibility to move to a higher pay scale. 

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Automotive Repair Professional proficiency certificate, students will be able to:

  • Use a scan tool to diagnose and repair vehicle fault codes    
  • Correct alignment angles on modern vehicles           
  • Diagnose and repair high-level vehicle concerns       
  • Troubleshoot electrical issues with digital multimeter and oscilloscope       
  • Use technical instruments to take readings and make repairs

Program Entry Requirements:

Before enrolling in any course in the Advanced Automotive Repair Professional proficiency certificate, students must submit proof of current state vehicle safety or emissions license or ASE certification. New students are normally required to satisfy College placement at their time of entry. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as part of the certificate when applicable. 

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

Successful completion of the certificate requires a “C” grade or better in each of the courses listed.

Course Sequence:

Course Number and Name Prerequisites Credits
AT 101 - Battery/Charging Diagnosis   1.5 credits
AT 102 - Torque   1.5 credits
AT 103 - Scan Tool Use   1.5 credits
AT 104 - Precision Measurement   1.5 credits
AT 105 - Digital Multimeter   1.5 credits
AT 106 - On-Car Brake Lathe Use   1.5 credits
AT 107 - Alignments   1.5 credits
AT 108 - AC Refrigerant Diagnosis   1.5 credits
AT 109 - Digital Oscilloscope   1.5 credits
AT 110 - Vehicle Information   1.5 credits
AT 112 - Noise, Vibration and Harness   1.5 credits
AT 113 - Advance Drivers Assistance Systems   1.5 credits

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:


For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Business and Technology, Room B2-22, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8414; or the College Information Center (267) 299-5874.