Automotive Technician

Certificate in Advanced Engine Performance

The Advanced Engine Performance program enables a practicing automotive technician to develop the technical knowledge and skills associated with the advanced computer/electronic diagnostic systems and emission systems of today’s automobile.

As a student, you will develop:

  • an understanding of automobile engine operation and repair
  • an understanding of advanced electronic diagnosis and automotive emissions
  • an understanding of the relationship between scientific principles and their application in the automobile.

The certificate option will work for you if:

  • want to work in the automotive service field
  • need to upgrade your technical skills
  • want to advance your career.
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To ensure appropriate placement, placement test results and course prerequisites should be reviewed with the Program Coordinator and/or advisor.

Course No. Title Credits
ATP*H100 Integrated Automotive Systems 3
ATP*H120 Engine Repair 3
ATP*H110 Automotive Electrical Systems 3
ATP*H210 Engine Performance 3
ATP*H220 Automotive Emissions 3
ATP*H291 Cooperative Work Experience ll 3
  Total Credit Hours 18

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Perform mathematics related to the occupation, including but not limited to: algebraic expressions, arithmetic, decimals and graphs.
  • Use scientific methods and critical thinking to solve problems in science related to the occupation, including but not limited to: electricity, chemical reactions, heat, motion, and hydraulics.
  • Demonstrate workplace skills related to the occupation including but not limited to: preparing a resume, seeking employment, maintaining a safe and healthy workplace environment, demonstrating workplace ethics and teamwork.
  • Apply knowledge of theory and safety to accomplish certain tasks related to the occupation.
  • Identify and use appropriate tools, testing and measurement equipment to accomplish certain tasks related to the occupation.
  • Use current reference and training materials from accepted industry publications and standards to accomplish certain tasks related to the occupation.
  • Apply knowledge of general engine diagnosis and repair: including but not limited to the engine's: cylinder heads, valve train, block, lubrication, and cooling system.
  • Apply knowledge of general electrical/electronic systems, including but not limited to: starting, charging, lighting, wiring, accessories, diagnosis and repair.
  • Apply knowledge of general engine performance, including but not limited to: computer controls, ignition, fuel, exhaust, and emission systems, and their maintenance, diagnosis, adjustments, and repair.

Program Coordinator
Mark A Schnubel
203-596-8796 (p)
Room: T525
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