The Automotive Certificate program is designed for students who want to become automotive technicians without pursuing an associate degree. Students will expand their knowledge of the automotive service industry and secure employment with dealerships, independent service shops, machine shops and other corporate service jobs. The Sinclair Automotive Technology programs are master certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF was founded as an independent, nonprofit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry. Since 1983, the NATEF process has resulted in certified automotive training programs in all 50 states at the secondary and post-secondary levels.
Career opportunities are available in positions for automotive service technicians in dealerships, independent shops and automotive machine shops. In addition, graduates are also employed as service managers, shop foremen, parts managers, sales representatives or automotive instructors. Graduates with practical experience, education, willingness to work and a high degree of professionalism may expect to find jobs in middle management or research occupations within major automotive corporations.
The automotive certificate program prepares students to take the automotive ASE tests, which are required to be a certified technician.
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: View the Gainful Employment Information
|AUT 1102||Introduction to Automotive Service||2|
|AUT 1108||Automotive Engine Systems||4|
|AUT 1114||Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems I||3|
|AUT 1115||Automotive Engine Performance I||4|
|AUT 1116||Automotive Steering & Suspension Systems||3|
|AUT 1142||Automotive Manual Transmission & Driveline||3|
|AUT 1146||Automotive Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems||3|
|AUT 1165||Automotive Brake Systems||3|
|AUT 2214||Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems II||4|
|AUT 2215||Automotive Engine Performance II||4|
|AUT 2241||Automatic Transmission Systems||4|