A study of basic electrical theory and the function, diagnosis, and repair of modern automotive electrical systems. Emphasis is placed on the use of instrumentation in the diagnosis of electrical circuits and component failures.

This is a locally approved certificate. Upon satisfactory completion of the listed requirements and application for completion of the certificate to Admissions and Records, the student will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate program is not approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office; therefore, completion of the certificate will not be listed on the student’s transcript.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student should be able to:

  • Identify the basic electrical circuits and diagnose automotive electrical systems.
  • Apply the basic principles of physics as they work in the automotive industry.

Certificate Requirements

  • AUTO 1 Vehicle Electrical Systems 3
  • AUTO 11 Intro to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology 3
Total Units for Certificate: 6

For reference only as of 2019/2020 

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