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Automotive Technology Certificates

Certificate of Achievement

Compton College offers a variety of certificate programs. A Certificate of Achievement is recorded on a student's transcript. A Certificate of Accomplishment is not recorded on the transcript. Each of the programs requires completion of courses in a particular field. Unlike degree programs, courses outside the field are not generally required.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 2.0 grade point average.
A Certificate of Achievement with Honors is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 3.0 grade point average.
A Certificate of Achievement with High Honors is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 3.5 grade point average or above.

Automotive Brakes/Suspension Transmission/Drive Train Technician – Certificate of Achievement

Program Description: This Automotive Brakes/ Suspension, Transmission/Drive Train Technician certificate of achievement includes fundamental courses in automotive brake and suspension systems dealing with maintenance of the modern automobile. Emphasis is on the elementary operating principles and beginning skill development. This is designed to allow students to become familiar with automotive brake and suspension systems and enter the work environment with basic skills. Courses include fundamentals in automotive transmission and drive train systems dealing with maintenance of the modern automobile. Emphasis is on the elementary operating principles and beginning skill development.

Program Requirements:
8 units from:

ATEC 111     Brakes, Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment (8)

ATEC 114     Brakes (4)

ATEC 116     Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment (4)

8 units from:

ATEC 133     Transmissions, Drive Train & Drive Axles (8)

ATEC 134     Automatic Transmissions (4)

ATEC 135     Manual Transmission, Drive Train and Drive Axles (4)

Total Units: 16

Automotive Engine Rebuilding and Repair Technician –

Certificate of Achievement

Program Description: The Automotive Engine Rebuilding and Repair Technician certificate of achievement trains students to work as professionals in this field, offering instruction in maintenance, diagnosis and overhaul procedures of electrical and fuel injection systems. By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have gained the skills necessary to maintain, repair, and diagnose electrical, fuel injection systems, and overhaul procedures, as well as basic shop practices needed to meet industry standards. This is theory/ practical course in Automotive Technology to include operating principles and descriptions of all components. The emphasis is on diagnosis and measurement of internal engine components. Complete disassembly and reassembly of engines will be accomplished with the emphasis on manufacturer’s specialty tools and techniques of overhead cam engines.

Program Requirements:

8 units from:

ATEC 141     Engine Rebuilding (8)

ATEC 142     Engine Repair (8)

4 units from:

ATEC 143     Introduction to Engine Repair (4)

ATEC 145         Automotive Machining (4)

Total Units: 12

Automotive Technician I – Certificate of Achievement

Program Description: The Automotive Technician certificates of achievement train students to work as professionals in this field, offering instruction in maintenance, diagnosis and overhaul procedures of electrical and fuel injection systems. By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have gained the skills necessary to maintain, repair, and diagnose electrical, fuel injection systems, and overhaul procedures, as well as basic shop practices needed to meet industry standards. This is theory/practical course in Automotive Technology to include operating principles and descriptions of all components.

Program Requirements:

Required Core: 32 units:
8 units from:

ATEC 111     Brakes, Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment (8)

ATEC 114     Brakes (4)

ATEC 116     Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment (4)

8 units from:

ATEC 122     Introduction to Engine Performance, Electrical and Fuel Systems (8)

ATEC 123     Engine Performance, Electrical and Fuel Systems (4)

ATEC 124     Computer Controlled Engine Management, Fuel Systems and Emissions (4)

8 units from:

ATEC 125      Automotive Electrical Systems (4) ATEC 127 Electrical, Electronics and ComputerControlled Systems (8)

ATEC 128      Automotive Testing and Diagnosis (4)

8 units from:

ATEC 133     Transmissions, Drive Train and Drive Axles (8)

ATEC 134     Automatic Transmissions (4)

ATEC 135     Manual Transmission, Drive Train and Drive Axles (4)

One course from:

ATEC 141     Engine Rebuilding (8)

ATEC 142     Engine Repair (8)

ATEC 143     Introduction to Engine Repair (4)

ATEC 145     Automotive Machining (4)

Total Units: 36-40

Automotive Technician II – Certificate  of Achievement

Program Description: The Automotive Technician certificates of achievement train students to work as professionals in this field, offering instruction in maintenance, diagnosis and overhaul procedures of electrical and fuel injection systems. By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have gained the skills necessary to maintain, repair, and diagnose electrical, fuel injection systems, and overhaul procedures, as well as basic shop practices needed to meet industry standards. This is theory/ practical course in Automotive Technology to include operating principles and descriptions of all components.

Program Requirements:

Required Core: 32 units
8 units from:

ATEC 111     Brakes, Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment (8)

ATEC 114     Brakes (4)

ATEC 116     Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment (4)

8 units from:

ATEC 122     Introduction to Engine Performance, Electrical and Fuel Systems (8)

ATEC 123     Engine Performance, Electrical and Fuel Systems (4)

ATEC 124     Computer Controlled Engine Management, Fuel Systems and Emissions (4)

8 units from:

ATEC 125     Automotive Electrical Systems (4)

ATEC 127     Electrical, Electronics and Computer Controlled Systems (8)

ATEC 128     Automotive Testing and Diagnosis (4)

8 units from:

ATEC 133     Transmissions, Drive Train and Drive Axles (8)

ATEC 134     Automatic Transmissions (4)

ATEC 135     Manual Transmission, Drive Train and Drive Axles (4)

One course from:

ATEC 141     Engine Rebuilding (8)

ATEC 142     Engine Repair (8)

ATEC 143     Introduction to Engine Repair (4)

ATEC 145     Automotive Machining (4)

Complete 6-10 units from:

ENGL A      Writing the College Essay (3) or placement for English 101

MTT 146    Basic Machine Tool Operation (3)

MTT 101     Introduction to Conventional and CNC Machining (4)

WELD 105 Basic Welding for Allied Fields (3)

Total units: 42-50

Automotive Tune-Up Technician – Certificate of Achievement

Program Description: The Automotive Tune-Up Technician certificate of achievement prepares students for employment in the field and provides upgrade opportunities for currently employed personnel. By completing the certificate requirements, the student will gain proficiency in safety practices, automotive service, testing, troubleshooting, brakes, suspension, wheel alignment, engine tune-up, electrical systems, fuel systems (carburetion and fuel injection), emission systems, transmissions, drive trains, engine repair, engine rebuilding, automotive machining, or air conditioning. Competencies will be assessed regularly in accordance with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards. A student completing certificate requirements may expect to enter the industry as a technician in automotive service, repair, tune-up, smog certification, or automotive air conditioning.

Program Requirements:

8 units from:

ATEC 122     Introduction to Engine Performance, Electrical and Fuel Systems (8)

ATEC 123     Engine Performance, Electrical and Fuel Systems (4)

ATEC 124     Computer Controlled Engine Management, Fuel Systems and Emissions (4)

8 units from:

ATEC 125     Automotive Electrical Systems (4)

ATEC 127     Electrical, Electronics and Computer Controlled Systems (8)

ATEC 128     Automotive Testing and Diagnosis (4)

Total units: 16

 

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