Automotive Technology

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement

Covers the various systems found on today’s vehicles, including electrical, fuel, ignition, power, and drive train. Course work provides a broad background in numerous fields allied to the automobile industry and provides actual experience to strengthen understanding of the theory learned in the classroom. Laboratory classrooms are equipped with some of the latest equipment, including representative types of engines, chassis, transmissions, rear axles, and considerable testing equipment. This program can be completed individually or applied to the Associate degree in Automotive Technology. Because this certificate transfers into a two-year degree program, it is highly recommended that students complete certificate requirements prior to degree requirements.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Demonstrate proper use of special tools.
  • Use safety equipment properly.
  • Dissemble, perform critical measurements, resemble, and demonstrate satisfactory operation of components.
  • Perform job specific tasks as required for NATEF accreditation.
  • Demonstrate proper use of tools and equipment commonly found in industry.
  • Research proper service information using common current industry technology.
  • Demonstrate proper care and use of emerging technology tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate proper care and use of alternative energy tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency and understanding of emerging technologies.
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
44.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

Other Information


The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

Year Established: 
Program Code: 


Industrial Technology Division: 313-845-9656,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-172
David Tillman: 313-845-6424,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-162M

Transfer Information

  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Siena Heights University
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • Wayne State University
Career Opportunities: 

• Dynamometer Technician
• Parts Manager
• Product Test Technician
• Service Manager
• Service Technician