Certificate in Automotive Service, Diagnosis and Repair - Underhood Specialist

The courses listed in the Underhood Specialist certificate are selected to provide a comprehensive set of job skills needed for a technician specializing in underhood 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) A1, A6, A7 and A8 certified. The certificate is designed to prepare an individual for employment or provide the skills needed for career advancement in the automotive industry.

Required courses:
AUTO 101Fundamentals of Automotive Service, Diagnosis and Repair6
AUTO 151Engine Service, Diagnosis and Repair6
AUTO 156Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems I6
AUTO 166Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems II3.5
AUTO 167Automotive HVAC Service, Diagnosis & Repair4.5
AUTO 168Engine Control Systems Service, Diagnosis and Repair8.5
Total Units34.5

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Automotive Service, Diagnosis, and Repair – Underhood Specialist Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Given any engine related, climate control or charging/starting system vehicle 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.