Automotive Technology Certificate
PROGRAM CODE: 2C21270
The Automotive Technology Certificate allows the student flexibility to study in all areas of automotive repair or to focus on a series of courses in a particular area of repair. It incorporates electives for students to acquire skills in other Career Technical Education areas that are often required in the automotive career path. The Automotive Technology Certificate Program is designed to prepare students for employment in the automotive industry as automotive technicians, apprentice mechanics, automotive parts distributor or salesperson, or specialists in one of the many areas in, or jobs related to, the automotive industry. This certificate requires a total of 33-41 units. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken. At least half the units toward the certificate must be taken at Fullerton College.
|Required Courses - Select 28-35 units of Auto Courses:||28-35|
|Automotive Specialty Practice||2|
|Internship in Automotive||2-4|
|Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems||5|
|Automotive Engine Performance||7|
|Brake Systems Repair||7|
|Engine Rebuilding and Repair||8|
|Engine Performance and Drivability||8|
|Brake and Suspension Systems Repair||8|
|Automatic Transmission Fundamentals||3|
|Fuel Systems and Advanced Drivability Diagnosis||4|
|Automotive Air Conditioning||4|
|Emission Control Systems and Advanced Diagnosis||6|
|Cylinder Head Repair||4|
|Restricted Electives - Select an additional 5-6 units from the list below:||5-6|
|Technical Mathematics I||3|
|Introduction to Welding (formerly WELD 121AF)||3|
|Gas Shielded Arc Welding||3|
Outcome 1: Demonstrate safe work habits associated with automotive repair shop employment and safely operate a wide array of hand and power tools to accomplish vehicle repairs.
Outcome 2: Perform diagnostic procedures to determine the cause of vehicle malfunctions and recommend the corrective actions to be taken.
Outcome 3: Estimate the cost of a vehicle repair including parts and labor and write it in a clear and concise manner.
Outcome 4: Conduct a wide range of vehicle repairs of the various automotive systems.
Outcome 5: Compose a summary of work performed on a vehicle using the industry-recognized concern, cause, and correction format.