The Automotive Technology Advanced Certificate prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles and light trucks. Through classroom instruction and hands-on training, you will learn how to diagnose, service and repair brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems.
Graduates of this pathway will be required to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.
Students who complete the Automotive Technology Advanced Certificate are almost halfway to earning a college Diploma in Automotive Technology AAS degree. The students will have earned 49 of the 73 semester hours of credit required for the Degree.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:
- Make general engine diagnoses of and repairs on, among other components, the engine’s cylinder heads, valve train, block, lubrication, and cooling system.
- Maintain, adjust, diagnose, and repair transmissions and transaxles.
- Diagnose, service, adjust, align, and repair suspension and steering systems (including wheel and tire).
- Perform general maintenance, adjustments, and diagnoses.
What You Can Do
- Automotive Service Technician
- Fleet Vehicle Service Technician
- Service Technician
- Automotive Specialty Technician
- Light Diesel Technician
Assistant Professor of Automotive Technology
Phone | 618-545-3369
Phone | 618-545-3040
Fax | 618-545-3393