Automotive Technology

Program Information

Program Code: 
AUTOT.CMLT...
Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement
Year Established: 
1985
Contact: 
Industrial Technology - technology@hfcc.edu
Description: 

The certificate of achievement programs in Automotive Technology teach the various systems found on today’s vehicles, including electrical, fuel, ignition, power, and drive train. These programs are designed to be completed individually or applied to the associate degree in Automotive Technology. Because the Certificate of Achievement transfers into the two-year degree program, it is highly recommended that students complete certificate requirements prior to degree requirements. The related courses provide a broad background qualifying the individual for employment in numerous fields allied to the automobile industry.

Laboratory classes provide students with actual experience to strengthen their understanding of the theory learned in classroom study. The laboratories are equipped with some of the latest equipment being used to service modern automobiles. Included in laboratories are representative types of engines, chassis, transmissions, rear axles, and considerable testing equipment being used today.

Mini-Certificates of Achievement/Automotive Technology Upon successful completion of the required courses, the student will, upon application, receive a Certificate of Achievement. These courses can be applied to the Associate in Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology. Because the Certificate of Achievement transfers into the two- year degree program, it is highly recommended that students complete certificate requirements prior to degree requirements.

Career Opportunities: 

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

Accreditation: 

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

Transfer Information

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

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
44 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

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