Automotive Technology - Maintenance and Light Repair

Certificate of Proficiency (COP)

Automotive Technology - Maintenance and Light Repair

About The Program

Modern automobiles are complex machines requiring service technicians who are highly skilled and knowledgeable about mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems. The Automotive Technology program provides a strong combination of classroom theory and hands-on practice, with courses based on competencies established by the ASE Education Foundation. The LCC Automotive Technology program is certified by ASE Education Foundation, a branch of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

For a roadmap that identifies the preferred sequencing of courses and other specific recommendations from faculty, please see the corresponding program map(s):

Program Requirements

AMTC/DHET 100 Essentials of Mechanics 5
AMTC 104 Automotive Electrical Systems 15
AMTC 114 Automotive Chassis 15
AMTC 124 Automotive Engines 15
HLTH 105 First Aid, CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens 1
MFG 105 Industrial Safety 3

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Total credits required to earn this certificate: 69

Students completing this program should acquire the following skills and abilities:

  • Communicate professionally in writing and speaking as appropriate to an industrial technology work environment (GS).
  • Apply objective, valid methods of inquiry and problem solving to draw rational, ethical, and coherent conclusions (GS).
  • Apply mathematical information to perform tasks in industrial technology (GS).
  • Interact effectively with individuals and groups (GS).
  • Display work appropriate behavior including positive attitude, timeliness and teamwork.
  • Apply knowledge of computer programs to create professional, academic, or business documents following current industry standards.
  • Apply industry standard safety and hazardous material handling guidelines.
  • Demonstrate competency in inspection and service of automotive systems including electrical, engines, heating, air conditioning, transmissions drivetrain, suspension, wheels, tires and brakes.
  • Demonstrate competency in fluid services of automotive systems.

Revised March 2021 (Effective Fall 2021)


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