Engine Performance and Diagnosis

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

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

This is a Fast Track Certificate, which can be completed in two semesters or less.


Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Engine Performance and Diagnosis (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Effective Term
Spring 2017

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

What You'll Learn
  • 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)
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

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