Certificate in Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

This certificate is intended for the incumbent worker, person seeking a career change, or person looking to start their career in the automotive service industry. This certificate is the culmination of the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) curriculum. This certificate acknowledges the workplace skills that will allow a technician to competently perform automotive maintenance and light repair. This certificate prepares students for occupations such as preventative maintenance technician, lube technician, A/C service technician, brake and front end technician, alignment technician, general service technician and technician apprentice.

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Develop the skills needed to perform maintenance and light repair on the cars and light trucks to the level required of an ASE G1 certified level technician.
Required course:
AUTO 140AVehicle Maintenance4
Complete the following courses from the Maintenance and Light Repair: Undercar Skill Award:
AUTO 144Automotive Chassis MLR4
AUTO 145Automotive Brakes Maintenance and Light Repair3
Complete the following courses from the Maintenance and Light Repair: Underhood Skill Award:
AUTO 141Engine Mechanical Maintenance and Light Repair2
AUTO 146Automotive Electrical Systems4
AUTO 147Automotive Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning MLR2
AUTO 148Engine Performance Maintenance and Light Repair4
Total Units23

1-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
AUTO 140A Vehicle Maintenance 4
AUTO 146 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
Winter Term 1
AUTO 141 Engine Mechanical Maintenance and Light Repair 2
Spring Term 1
AUTO 144 Automotive Chassis MLR 4
AUTO 145 Automotive Brakes Maintenance and Light Repair 3
AUTO 148 Engine Performance Maintenance and Light Repair 4
Summer Term 1
AUTO 147 Automotive Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning MLR 2
 Total Units23

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.