This course of study provides significant training and applicable skills development for future employment as automotive service technicians. Topics include: brakes, transmissions, air conditioning, suspension, steering, and body chassis electrical systems. Students will acquire and demonstrate skills using classroom, lab, and on-line vehicle diagnostic/repair simulations using specialized test equipment and service literature that is consistent with industry practices. Students will also execute safe, proper, and ethical work practices. Students must complete each course with a grade of “C” or better.


Program Learning Outcomes 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of shop hazards safe practices in an automotive repair environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to diagnose, inspect, measure, and repair transmission, drivetrain, AC, brake and suspension systems in a competent and professional manner.
  • Apply basic electrical principles to the repair of chassis and drive train systems.

Required Courses

Course Title Units
AUTO 102 Automotive Systems 3.5
AUTO 103 Light Line Technician 2
AUTO 105 Suspension, Steering, and Alignment 3
AUTO 106 Automotive Brake Systems 2
AUTO 119 Introduction to Engine Performance 2.5
AUTO 120 Automatic Transmission Systems 2.5
AUTO 121 Manual Transmission and Drivetrain Systems 2
AUTO 135 Air Conditioning Systems 2
AUTO 170 Electrical Systems 3
AUTO 171 Engine Systems 2.5
AUTO 172 Chassis and Drivetrain Systems 2.5
AUTO 173 Automotive Service Operations 2
AUTO 174 Body & Chassis Electronics 2
Total Units 31.5

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