Certificate in Automotive Service, Diagnosis and Repair - Master Technician

The courses listed in the Automotive Service, Diagnosis and Repair - Master Technician certificate meet the National Automotive Technicians’ Education Foundation Standards and are selected to provide a comprehensive set of job skills needed in the automotive industry. In addition to improving the student’s employability, the skills developed in the program will enhance their ability to become an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician. The certificate is designed to prepare an individual for employment or provide the skills needed for career advancement in the automotive industry.

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Automotive Service, Diagnosis, and Repair - Master Technician Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Verify the customer's vehicle 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.
Required courses:
AUTO 101Fundamentals of Automotive Service, Diagnosis and Repair6
AUTO 151Engine Service, Diagnosis and Repair6
AUTO 154Chassis Service, Diagnosis, and Repair9
AUTO 156Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems I6
AUTO 163Manual Drivetrain4.5
AUTO 166Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems II4
AUTO 167Automotive HVAC Service, Diagnosis & Repair4.5
AUTO 168Engine Control Systems Service, Diagnosis and Repair8.5
AUTO 172Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles6
Select four (4) units of the following cooperative education courses:
Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience A1
Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience B2
Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience C3
Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience D4
Total Units58.5

2-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 151 Engine Service, Diagnosis and Repair 6
AUTO 156 Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems I 6
Completion of AUTO 101 in summer  
Winter Term 1
AUTO 166 Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems II 4
Spring Term 1
AUTO 154 Chassis Service, Diagnosis, and Repair 9
AUTO 167 Automotive HVAC Service, Diagnosis & Repair 4.5
Summer Term 1
AUTO 163 Manual Drivetrain 4.5
Fall Term 2
AUTO 168 Engine Control Systems Service, Diagnosis and Repair 8.5
AUTO 172 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 6
Spring Term 2
AUTO 230D Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience D 4
 Total Units52.5

Career Opportunities

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


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