Engine Performance and Diagnosis

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid
This is a Fast Track Certificate, which is available in 20 weeks or less.

Students can obtain a Certificate of Completion by successfully completing the following courses with a grade of "C" or better. This course grouping should prepare the student to enter the automotive engine service area.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
Spring 2017
Academic Plan: 
Engine Performance and Diagnosis (CER)

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

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
AUT103AAAutomotive Electrical Systems6
AUT104AAAutomotive Fuel Systems3
AUT105AAEngine Performance and Diagnosis3
AUT233Computerized Engine Control Systems (3) OR
AUT210AAAutomotive Emission Systems (3)3
  • Solve electrical problems using Ohm's Law. (AUT103AA)
  • Demonstrate ability to read and understand electrical/vacuum diagrams and shop manuals. (AUT103AA)
  • Use safety precautions in servicing electrical systems. (AUT103AA)
  • Diagnose electrical problems. (AUT103AA)
  • Repair and/or replace electrical components. (AUT103AA)
  • Demonstrate proper use of electrical test equipment. (AUT103AA)
  • Describe devices used to control emissions. (AUT103AA, AUT104AA)
  • Describe basic principles of carburetion and trace circuits in selected carburetors. (AUT104AA)
  • Describe fuel injection system and components. (AUT104AA)
  • Diagnose and repair fuel injection system and components. (AUT104AA)
  • Diagnose and overhaul selected carburetors to manufacturer's specifications. (AUT104AA)
  • Explain the importance of maintenance and tune-up in the reduction of emissions. (AUT104AA)
  • Interpret automotive oscilloscope patterns and their relationship to engine performance. (AUT105AA)
  • Diagnose and improve engine performance and drivability based upon oscilloscope patterns. (AUT105AA, AUT210AA)
  • Use engine analyzers for diagnosis and service of drivability complaints. (AUT233)
  • Diagnose problems related to high or low emission readings. (AUT233, AUT210AA)
  • Demonstrate proper and safe use of basic hand tools, cleaning and service equipment. (AUT103AA, AUT104AA, AUT105AA, AUT233, AUT210AA)
  • Use service/specification/parts manuals in the maintenance and service of vehicles. (AUT103AA, AUT104AA, AUT105AA, AUT233, AUT210AA)
  • Demonstrate the proper use of test equipment and precision measuring equipment. (AUT103AA, AUT104AA, AUT105AA, AUT233, AUT210AA)

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