Theory, operation, diagnosis, repair and maintenance of drivetrain and automatic transmissions: Single dry-disc clutches, manual transmissions/transaxles, universal joints, final drives, and hydraulically-controlled automatic transmissions and transaxles.

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:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the overall operation of an automotive transmission and differential.
  • Utilize appropriate diagnostic equipment, documentation, and troubleshooting principles on various power train systems.
  • Diagnose vehicle power train concerns.
  • 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 161 Manual Drive Trains & Axles 3
  • AUTO 162 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 3
Total Units for Certificate: 9 

For reference only as of 2019/2020

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