PURPOSE: This career studies certificate is designed to train individuals for employment in express service, light repair, and maintenance positions at dealerships and independent repair facilities. The curriculum covers both theory and shop training with an emphasis on service and minor repair. As a result of instruction, students will be able to describe the purpose and function of each vehicle system and identify the parts involved and how they work. Additionally, students will learn how to perform basic diagnostics with the end goal of determining if a system is functioning properly or if further service is required.
OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Automotive Mechanic, Service Advisor/Writer, Maintenance Technician, and Parts Specialist
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission.
In addition to the general college admission requirements, the following are required prior to admission into the program:
- Valid driver’s license
- Clean driving record
- Students are required to meet with the program head before registering for their first semester.
- Students interested in the dual enrollment automotive program must meet with their high school counselor.