Basic Automotive Maintenance

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Basic Automotive Maintenance 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

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Basic Automotive Maintenance (CER)
Total Credits Required
12
Effective term
Fall 2020
Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.

This program replaces:
CCL/5594N Workforce Development: Automotive Technology Level I
CCL/5597N Workforce Development: Automotive Technology Level II

What You'll Learn
  • Demonstrate safe personal and workplace habits according to industry standards. (ASE101, ASE111, ASE141, ASE151, ASE161, ASE162)
  • Comply with federal, state and local regulations with respect to the handling, storage, recycling and disposal of hazardous and toxic materials. (ASE101, ASE111, ASE141, ASE151, ASE161, ASE162)
  • Locate and interpret appropriate service information. (ASE101, ASE111, ASE141, ASE151, ASE161, ASE162)
  • Apply industry relevant strategies to properly diagnose the best solution to customer reported concerns in maintaining normal wear areas of automobiles. (ASE101, ASE111, ASE141, ASE151, ASE161, ASE162)
  • Apply industry relevant procedures to properly repair normal wear components in automotive systems. (ASE101, ASE111, ASE141, ASE151, ASE161, ASE162)
  • Apply industry relevant procedures to properly service normal wear components of automobiles. (ASE101, ASE111, ASE141, ASE151, ASE161, ASE162)
  • Prepare the vehicle for delivery to the customer according to industry standards. (ASE101, ASE111, ASE141, ASE151, ASE161, ASE162)
  • Use, maintain, and store automotive tools, equipment and workspace according to professional standards. (ASE101, ASE111, ASE141, ASE151, ASE161, ASE162)
  • Practice industry accepted ethical behavior. (ASE101, ASE111, ASE141, ASE151, ASE161, ASE162)
  • Demonstrate industry standard professionalism that includes dress, attendance, communication and customer service. (ASE101, ASE111, ASE141, ASE151, ASE161, ASE162)
  • Effectively communicate with diverse audiences orally, visually, and in writing. (ASE101, ASE111, ASE141, ASE151, ASE161, ASE162)
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn and adapt in an evolving technical environment. (ASE101, ASE111, ASE141, ASE151, ASE161, ASE162)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:12
ASE101Introduction to Automotive2
ASE111Engine Diagnosis and Inspection2
ASE141Steering, Suspension and Pre-Alignment2
ASE151Introduction to Brake Systems2
ASE161Basic Automotive Electrical/Electronics2
ASE162Automotive Battery, Starting and Charging Systems2

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