PURPOSE: The Automotive Certificate curriculum trains future technicians to help meet the community’s transportation needs. An automotive technician ensures that automobiles and trucks are safe to operate on roads and highways and is responsible for educating vehicle owners regarding the status of their vehicle. The curriculum covers both theory and shop training with an emphasis on service and minor repair. As a result of instruction, students should be able to describe the purpose and function of each vehicle system and identify the parts involved and how they work. The program will provide students with experience and sufficient hands-on experience in the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of automobiles, as well as light to medium duty trucks.
OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Automotive technicians are typically employed at automotive repair shops or dealerships where they collaborate to meet the needs of customers. They may work in a wide variety of positions, such as quick lube technicians, maintenance technicians, diagnostic experts, parts department workers, service advisors, shop foremen, or service managers.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission
PROGRAM NOTES: Students are required to meet with the program head either before registering for their first semester or early in their first semester of study.
COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 152 . Students can also meet this requirement by successfully passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 152 . Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: Please see www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment-html/ge_info_902.html to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.