The Automotive Technology Certificate is a two year, six semester program for students who do not wish to pursue a degree. This program is designed for students who are currently working or would prefer to enter the work force as soon as possible. Each specialized subject includes classroom and laboratory components. The courses in this certificate program are the same credit bearing courses offered in the degree program and are applicable should the student decide at a later date to pursue the AAS degree in Apprentice Training: Automotive at MCC..
(Housed in the Applied Technologies Department)
1) Demonstrate the use of soft skills necessary for successful employment within the automotive service industry.
2) Communicate effectively in an automotive service setting.
3) Apply mathematical skills as appropriate to fulfill job responsibilities.
4) Demonstrate competency in OSHA safety practices through the successful completion of S/P2’s Pollution and Safety exams.
5) Perform current vehicle engine service to NATEF standards.
6) Perform current vehicle brake service to NATEF standards
7) Perform current vehicle electrical and electronic systems service to NATEF standards.
8) Perform current vehicle suspension and steering systems service to NATEF standards.
9) Perform current vehicle heating and air conditioning systems service to NATEF standards.
Requirements for Program Entrance
Elementary Algebra with Geometry (or MTH 098 currently registered in or higher.) Valid driver's license. Placement into ENG 101.
FIRST SEMESTER: 8.5 Credit Hours
ATP 101 Introduction to Automotive Technology
ATP 140 Automotive Technology Co-op Seminar
ENG 101 College Composition
SECOND SEMESTER: 7.5 Credit Hours
ATP 102 Electrical/Electronic Systems 1 - Automotive
MTH 104 Intermediate Algebra
MTH 135 Introduction to Technical Mathematics
MTH 164 Introduction to Trigonometry
MTH 165 College Algebra
MTH 175 Precalculus Mathematics with Analytic Geometry (or higher)*
ATP 171 General (A-TAP) Automotive Technology - Co-op I
SUMMER SEMESTER: 9 Credit Hours
ATP 105 Brakes - Automotive
ATP 103 Electrical 2 - Automotive
ATP 172 General (A-TAP) Automotive Co-op II
THIRD SEMESTER: 5.5 Credit Hours
ATP 106 Steering and Suspension - Automotive
ATP 173 General (A-TAP) Automotive Co-op III
FOURTH SEMESTER: 3.5 Credit Hours
ATP 109 Heating and Air Conditioning - Automotive
ATP 174 General (A-TAP) Automotive Co-op IV
SUMMER SEMESTER: 4 Credit Hours
ATP 108 Engine Repair - Automotive
TOTAL CREDITS AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING APPRENTICE PROGRAM (A-TAP: CERTIFICATE)
*Two years of high school Regents algebra are recommended. Students with math deficiencies have to enroll in extra preparatory math course(s).