Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair provides individuals with the technical knowledge and skills needed by automotive technicians specializing in the area of basic electrical and mechanical maintenance and repair. The curriculum within this certificate aligns with the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Automobile and Light Truck Certification Tests.

See program advisor for additional certificate offerings. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Automotive Service is also available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5946
Total Credits Required
16
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate safe personal and workplace habits according to industry standards.
  2. Comply with federal, state and local regulations with respect to the handling, storage, recycling and disposal of hazardous and toxic materials.
  3. Locate and interpret appropriate service information.
  4. Apply industry relevant strategies to properly diagnose the root cause of customer reported concerns in performing "quick service" and repair of automobiles.
  5. Apply industry relevant procedures to properly repair air conditioning and perform routine automotive maintenance.
  6. Apply industry relevant procedures to properly service normal wear items in automobiles.
  7. Prepare the vehicle for delivery to the customer according to industry standards.
  8. Use, maintain, and store automotive tools, equipment and workspace according to professional standards.
  9. Practice industry accepted ethical behavior.
  10. Demonstrate industry standard professionalism that includes dress, attendance, communication and customer service.
  11. Effectively communicate with diverse audiences orally, visually, and in writing.
  12. Demonstrate the ability to learn and adapt in an evolving technical environment.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

$41,690

Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles

$47,050

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
ASE101 Introduction to Automotive 2
ASE141AU Steering, Suspension and Pre-Alignment 2
ASE161AU Basic Automotive Electrical/Electronics 2
ASE162AU Automotive Battery, Starting and Charging Systems 2

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
ASE151AU Introduction to Brake Systems 2
ASE171AU Automotive Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems 3
ASE181AU Introduction to Engine Performance 2
ASE290AA or
ASE198AA
Automotive Service Internship or Special Projects 1

Classes are also offered in the evening for this pathway map

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=137184).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020