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Automotive Engine Performance Specialist Certificate of Achievement


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The Automotive Engine Performance Specialist certificate program allows students to prepare for careers as automotive technicians with an emphasis in engine performance. In this program, students will apply knowledge of all phases of engine electrical systems, computer system operations, diagnostics, and repair. Students will be qualified to take the State of California Bureau of Automotive Repair Smog License exams upon completion of this program.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills for employment in the automotive industry as an engine performance technician.
  • Apply industry specific skills related to engine performance.
  • Apply knowledge of all phases of engine electrical system, computer system operation, diagnostics and repair.
  • Demonstrate preparation for related National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams.  Program graduates will be prepared for the State of California Bureau of Automotive Repair Smog License exams.
  • Seek an entry level career as an automotive technician/light truck technician in the maintenance, diagnosis and repair of vehicle engine performance systems.

REQUIRED COURSES:

Course ID Title Units
AUTO 100   Automotive Fundamentals 3
AUTO 101  * Automotive Electrical Systems 3
AUTO 102  * Automotive Engine Performance-Electronics and Ignition 3
AUTO 103  * Automotive Engine Performance-Fuel and Emission Systems 3
AUTO 109  * California B.A.R. Basic Area Clean Air Car Course 5
AUTO 200  * Enhanced Area Clean Air Car Course 1
AUTO 201  * Advanced Automotive Electrical 3
AUTO 205  * Advanced Smog Update Training 0.5
AUTO 207 * Automotive Engineering Fundamentals 3
  Select one course from Restricted Electives 1-3

TOTAL UNITS FOR THE CERTIFICATE:


25.5-27.5

Restricted Electives  
AUTO 108  * Automotive Air Conditioning 3
AUTO 202  * Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis 3
AUTO 220  * Alternative Propulsion Systems 3
AUTO 226 * Automotive Service Consultant 2
AUTO 227  * Automotive Service Management 3
AUTO 228  * Advanced Vehicle Performance 1
AUTO 229  * Diesel Technology 3
AUTO 231  * Hybrid and Electrical Vehicle Technology 3
AUTO 232  * Diesel Systems Technology 3
CWE 180  Co-Op-Ed-Auto 1

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

CWE 180  should be taken after completing at least 9 units of the Automotive Chassis Specialist Certificate program

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