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.

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.
Required courses:
AUTO 101Fundamentals of Automotive Service, Diagnosis and Repair6
AUTO 154Chassis Service, Diagnosis, and Repair9
AUTO 156Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems I6
AUTO 163Manual Drivetrain4.5
AUTO 172Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles6
Total Units31.5

1.5-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 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
Summer Term 1
AUTO 163 Manual Drivetrain 4.5
Fall Term 2
AUTO 172 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 6
 Total Units29.5

Career Opportunities

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


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