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Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair MLR.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 14 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Automotive Technology
Effective as of Fall 2014

What is the program about?

This certificate provides the skills and training needed to earn an entry-level position at an automotive maintenance repair facility. Courses included in the certificate will prepare students to pass the Automotive Service Excellence Maintenance and Light Repair Certification (ASE G1) test.

Program Outcomes

  • Diagnose automotive electrical and accessory system problems. Utilize DVOM meters and other electrical testing equipment to troubleshoot batteries, charging and lighting systems.
  • Diagnose/repair brake, antilock and power booster systems. Diagnose/repair suspension and steering components. Perform vehicle alignment.
  • Diagnose and repair heating and air conditioning systems for proper operation. Included is manual and automatic climate control system diagnosis and repair
  • Perform oil change service, tire rotation, vehicle inspections, water leak and wind-noise diagnosis and other general vehicle maintenance service

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are available in positions for automotive maintenance technicians in dealerships, independent shops and maintenance repair facilities. In addition, graduates are also employed as service managers, shop foremen, parts managers, sales representatives or automotive instructors.


Students will be prepared to pass their ASE G1 test. This test was new in 2013.


Course Title Credits
AUT 1102 Introduction to Automotive Service 2
AUT 1114 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems I 3
AUT 1116 Automotive Steering & Suspension Systems 3
AUT 1146 Automotive Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems 3
AUT 1165 Automotive Brake Systems 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.