Automotive Technology — Dynamometer Technician

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement

Provides the necessary knowledge and laboratory experience to achieve entry-level job skills in those courses relating directly to the set-up, operation, and data acquisition system commonly employed in automotive chassis and engine dynamometers. Because the course work for the Certificate of Achievement transfers into the 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: 
20.0 (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) Board.

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

Transfer Information

  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Wayne State University
Career Opportunities: 

• Data Evaluation Specialist
• Dynamometer Technician
• Engineering Technician
• Test Driver