Automotive Technology (AUT.S.CRT)
37.0 Credit Hours
The Automotive Certificate program is designed for students who want to become automotive technicians without pursuing an associate degree. Students will expand their knowledge of the automotive service industry and secure employment with dealerships, independent service shops, machine shops and other corporate service jobs. The Sinclair Automotive Technology programs are master certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF was founded as an independent, nonprofit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry. Since 1983, the NATEF process has resulted in certified automotive training programs in all 50 states at the secondary and post-secondary levels.
- Demonstrate analytical and logical thinking skills in diagnosing mechanical and applicable problems.
- Diagnose/repair brake, anti-lock and power booster systems. Diagnose/repair suspension and steering components. Perform vehicle alignments.
- Diagnose fuel injection, delivery and emission control system problems. Diagnose and repair automatic transmission/transaxle systems, torque converters and 4-wheel drive/all-wheel drive systems
- Utilize safety and environmental skills in applying automotive service practices.
- Diagnose fuel injection, delivery and emission control system problems. Utilize scan tools, scopes, DVOM meters and other test equipment in troubleshooting engine and drivability problems.
- Diagnose and repair heating and air conditioning systems including automatic climate-control systems.
- Perform entry-level engine overhaul, precision measurements; perform machining and engine mechanical service.
- Diagnose fuel injection, delivery and emission control system problems. Diagnose and repair manual transmission systems, drivelines and differentials.
- Diagnose automotive electrical and accessory system problems. Utilize DVOM meters, scopes and other electrical testing equipment to troubleshoot battery, charging and hybrid propulsion systems.