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  Dec 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Automotive Drivability Specialist Certificate


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This short-term program trains students to diagnose Drivability problems. Students learn the basics of the engine, engine performance, how the electronics work, as well as the computer system functions of the vehicle. Students are taught to adjust the ignition timing and valves, and adjust or replace spark plugs or other parts to ensure efficient engine performance. Electronic test equipment is used to adjust and locate malfunctions in fuel, ignition, and emissions control systems.

Automotive Technology


Our Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Certification was awarded in automatic transmission and transaxles, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, manual drive train and axles, and suspension.

Program Total: 19 credits


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