Automotive Engine Performance Specialist Certificate

Division: Technology and Engineering


The Automotive Engine Performance Specialist Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as an engine performance and drivability technician. A student can seek employment in new car dealerships, specialty repair shops, and franchise automotive repair facility. This certificate requires a total of 21 units. A grade of C is required in each course taken.

Required Courses (21 units):
AUTO 065 F Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems5
AUTO 081 FEngine Rebuilding and Repair8
AUTO 082 F Engine Performance and Drivability8
Total Units21

Outcome 1: Identify and practice safe work habits when using tools and equipment in an automotive repair shop.

Outcome 2: Inspect, identify, and repair vehicle malfunctions following manufacturer specifications and procedures.

Outcome 3: Perform a wide array of preventative maintenance, service, diagnosis, and repair procedures related to engine performance and drivability.

Outcome 4: Using a vehicle repair order, explain and record vehicle inspection and repair procedures performed in compliance with automotive industry standards.