Certificate in Automotive Service, Diagnosis and Repair - Undercar Drivetrain Specialist

The courses listed in the Undercar/Drivetrain Specialist certificate are selected to provide a comprehensive set of job skills needed for a technician specializing in undercar/drivetrain service, diagnosis and repair. In addition to improving the student’s employability, the skills developed in each course will enhance their ability to become Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A2, A3, A4 and A5 certified. The certificate is designed to prepare an individual for employment or provide the skills needed for career advancement in the automotive industry.

Required courses:
AUTO 101Fundamentals of Automotive Service, Diagnosis and Repair6
AUTO 154Chassis Service, Diagnosis, and Repair9
AUTO 156Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems I5
AUTO 162 (Deactivated course pending Chancellor's Office approval)8
Total Units28

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Automotive Service, Diagnosis, and Repair – Undercar/Drivetrain Specialist Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Given any chassis or drivetrain related complaint: verify the customer’s complaint, diagnose the failure or find the vehicle operating as designed, estimate the labor and parts cost, and make a clear needs/recommendations statement on the repair order citing both complaint and cause. In addition, once the student receives authorization, the student will service and/or repair the vehicle to industry standards, verify the repair has corrected the customer’s complaint and document the remedy within the “customer pay” labor time available in Mitchell, ALLDATA or other approved labor estimating manual.