Automotive Fabrication Specialist Certificate

Division: Technology and Engineering

PROGRAM CODE: 2C00082
(Approved by the NOCCCD Board of Trustees. Not approved by State Chancellor’s Office. Not eligible for Financial Aid)

The Automotive Fabrication Specialist Certificate is designed to provide the student with entry level skills needed to gain employment in the automotive custom and fabrication area. Students will learn techniques of design, manufacturing, fabrication, and repair of automotive related components. A student can seek employment in new car dealerships, specialty repair shops, custom repair or fabrication shops, automotive restoration shops, and franchise automotive repair facilities. This certificate requires a total of 27 units. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken.

Required Courses (27 units):
AUTO 065 F Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems5
AUTO 083 F Brake and Suspension Systems Repair8
AUTO 131 FAutomotive Fundamentals4
DRAF 171 FFundamentals of Drafting2
MACH 116 FMachine Tools2
WELD 100 F Introduction to Welding (formerly WELD 121AF)3
WELD 120 FGas Shielded Arc Welding3
Total Units27

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

Outcome 2: Plan, design and fabricate various components related to the automotive industry.