Undergraduate Certificate in Automotive Technology

The Undergraduate Certificate in Automotive Technology provides students with the technical education and training necessary to be successful in today’s automotive industry. Students will study the various vehicle systems, including electrical and electronics, computerized engine controls, and the numerous mechanical components that make up today’s complex vehicles.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Certificate Programs.

Advising

Students should consult the ADT faculty for assistance in curriculum planning toward the undergraduate certificate.

Computer Competency Requirement

The Automotive Technology certificate requires demonstrated computer competency. Computer competency may be demonstrated in any of the following ways:

  • A 3-credit course in a computer language or an introductory course in data processing or microcomputers.
  • Work-related experience verifying computer competency as approved by the faculty advisor.
  • Self-initiated computer competency as approved by the faculty advisor.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

First Semester
ADT A102Introduction to Automotive Technology3
ADT A121Basic Electrical Systems3
ADT A131Auto Electrical II3
ADT A150Brake Systems4
ADT A195Automotive Practicum I2
Second Semester
ADT A122Engine Theory and Diagnosis3
ADT A160Manual Drive Trains and Axles4
ADT A162Suspension and Alignment4
ADT A195Automotive Practicum I2
Third Semester
ADT A140Automotive Engine Repair3
ADT A225Mobile Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems3
ADT A227Auto Electrical III3
ADT A195Automotive Practicum I2
Fourth Semester
ADT A202Auto Fuel and Emissions Systems4
ADT A222Automotive Engine Performance3
ADT A260Electronic and Automatic Transmissions3
or ADT A295 Automotive Practicum II
Total Credits49

A total of 49 credits is required for the undergraduate certificate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this undergraduate certificate program, students are able to:

  • Demonstrate technical knowledge and skills necessary for success in the automotive maintenance and repair industry.
  • Demonstrate academic proficiency necessary to pass national examinations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing occupationally related tasks in a professional setting.
  • Integrate knowledge from diverse areas to develop effective diagnostic and repair strategies involving complex systems.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills necessary for success in the workplace.