Auto Technology Certificates
The Automotive Department offers three levels of certificates which allow students
to gain the technical training required to achieve A.S.E Master Technician Certification
in steps. Each level of certificate provides the training and knowledge required to
prepare for up to three areas of A.S.E. Certification. The Maintenance and Light Repair
Certificate (MLR) can be completed in six to nine months and gives students the knowledge
and skills necessary to enter the automotive repair industry quickly.
The Automotive Service Technician Certificate (AST) allows the student who has completed
the MLR Certificate to expand their training and prepare for additional A.S.E. Certifications.
The Master Automotive Service Technician Certificate (MAST) provides an additional
certificate for the student who has completed the AST Certificate and is seeking the
training and knowledge necessary to prepare for the remaining A.S.E. certifications
required for Master Certification status and Advanced Engine Performance Certification.
Students may be able to begin the next level certificate as they are finishing the
previous level. Since these certificates are part of the Automotive Technology Degree
program, certificate completers can continue their education in the college degree
program at any time.
Automotive Management Certificate
The Automotive Management Certificate can be completed in six to nine months giving
students the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the automotive repair industry
quickly. Upon completion of this certificate, graduates are employable at local auto
repair companies as a service advisor. This certificate helps students also prepare
for the A.S.E. certification exams – Parts Specialist and Service Consultant. Since
this certificate is part of the Automotive Technology program, certificate completers
can continue their education in the college degree program at any time to expand their
knowledge and skills and work toward the Automotive Service Management Degree.
Automotive Management Certificate Plan of Study