Electrical, Electronics and AC/Heating Technician Certificate

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This ASE-certified program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as automotive technicians. Students participate in realistic training experiences that prepare them for pre-apprenticeship training and ASE certification.

Students in Automotive Technician, Ford MLR, or Automotive Collision Technician programs must pass all program classes with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher in order to enroll in the next quarter program courses shown on the degree or certificate education plan. To remain in the program, all students must have the required textbooks by the start of the third week of classes and the required tools by the start of the second quarter. To receive a certificate or degree in an automotive program, all courses must be completed with a “C” (2.0) GPA or higher.

Program Length

This program is approximately two quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Fall and spring quarters.

Completion Requirements


Successful completion of ENG 094 or meet appropriate placement and be concurrently enrolled in MAT 092 or meet appropriate placement while enrolled in IAUT. Successful completion of Introduction to Automotive or Ford Maintenance & Light Repair Technician certificate, or equivalent with a “C+” (2.3) in each IAUT and FAUT class in order to register for first quarter classes in Automotive Technician or Automotive Collision Technician programs.

Introduction To Automotive List

IAUT 104Introduction to Automotive Electrical


IAUT 105Introduction to Automotive Trades


IAUT 115Introduction to Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes


IAUT 130Automotive HVAC


IAUT 140Basic Automotive Welding


Total Credit Hours:19

Program Course List

AUT 209Electronic Systems


AUT 212Electrical Systems


AUT 255Automotive Air Conditioning, Heating & Ventilation


COLL 102College Success for All


Total Credit Hours:44