Automotive Tech: Ford Maintenance & Light Repair Certificate

Designed by Ford Motor Company to prepare the student with the basic skills needed to gain employment as maintenance and light repair technician.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 3

Estimated Cost: $7,458.98

Prerequisite: Valid driver's license is required.

Admission Dates: Fall, winter and spring quarters

In addition to Ford training, students receive hands-on experience working with Ford vehicles and using the latest Ford diagnostic tools. The program is also designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as Automotive Technicians. Students participate in realistic training that prepares them for pre-apprenticeship training and ASE certification.

To receive a certificate or degree in an automotive program all courses must be completed with a 2.0 GPA or higher.

To remain in the program all students must have the required textbooks by the start of the third week of classes and must have the required tools by the start of the second quarter. Students must also successfully complete ENG 094 and MAT 091 by the end of the second quarter.

Program Length: This program is approximately three quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements. Students transferring to the degree program may need to withdraw for one or two quarters to finish their program of study.

Program Requirements

Catalog # Course Name Credits
AUT 120 Automotive Basics 2
AUT 144 Ford Basic Electrical System Diagnosis & Testing 6
**AUT 147* Automotive Brakes 6
**AUT 149* Automotive Brakes, Suspension, Steering and Wheel Alignment 7
**AUT 156* Automotive Brakes, Suspension, Steering and Wheel Alignment Lab 5
AUT 172 Ford Base Steering, Suspension, & Align 6
AUT 179 Automotive General Maintenance & Tires 7
AUT 185 Ford Brake Systems Diagnosis 2
AUT 203 Electrical Systems 11
AUT 209 Electronic Systems 7
AUT 255 Air-Conditioning, Heating and Ventilation 6
ENGL& 101 English Composition (or higher) or CMST& 200 5
MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professionals (or higher) 5
PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (or other social science or humanities course) 5
  Total Credits for Completion 80

*Articulated courses with High Schools for Dual Enrollment

**These courses must be taken in consecutive order