Automotive Mechanics Technology

Associate Degrees

A.S. in Automotive Mechanics Technology (Ford ASSET)

The Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) Program is a two-year Associate's Degree program in Automotive Mechanics Technology. This program is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to efficiently and accurately maintain, diagnose, and service/repair all major systems of the automobile.

The Ford ASSET Program is a partnership between Cosumnes River College (CRC) and Ford Motor Company. Ford ASSET is the only program that includes an in dealership cooperative work experience component. Students will rotate between school and the dealership for the duration of the two-year program, giving them invaluable hands-on experience while they learn.

Courses within the Ford ASSET program allow students to earn Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certifications from Ford Motor Company in the following areas:

  • Electrical Systems
  • Brake Systems
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Climate Control
  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Gasoline Engine Repair
  • Gasoline Engine Performance
  • Diesel Engine Repair
  • Diesel Engine Performance
  • Manual Transmissions

Instructors for this program are Ford STST certified as required by Ford Motor Company standards.

Completion of this degree also represents completion of a National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accredited Master Automotive Service Technology (MAST) program. Instructors for this program are Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified as required by NATEF standards.

Upon successful completion of this program, students are well qualified for placement as service technicians in Ford and/or Lincoln dealerships. Students may apply units earned by the successful completion of this program to one or more of the specialized certificates as well as the Associate's degree.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
First Year - Fall Semester:
AMT 370 Ford ASSET Automotive Fundamentals and Dealership Practices 4
AMT 371 Ford ASSET Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems 3
AMT 372 Ford ASSET Automotive Brake Systems 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
AMT 498 Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology (1 - 4)
First Year - Spring Semester:
AMT 374 Ford ASSET Automotive Suspension and Steering 3
AMT 375 Ford ASSET Automotive Wheel Alignment 3
AMT 376 Ford ASSET Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
AMT 498 Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology (1 - 4)
First Year - Summer Semester:
AMT 378 Ford ASSET Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 3
AMT 130 Ford ASSET Advanced Automatic Transmission Diagnosis 1.5
AMT 379 Ford ASSET Automotive Engine Repair 3
AMT 385 Ford ASSET Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles 1.5
Second Year - Fall Semester:
AMT 381 Ford ASSET Electronic Engine Control 4
AMT 382 Ford ASSET Gasoline Engine Performance 3
AMT 383 Ford ASSET Advanced Gasoline Engine Performance 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
AMT 498 Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology (1 - 4)
Second Year - Spring Semester:
AMT 131 Ford ASSET Diesel Engine Performance 3
AMT 340 Emission Control Inspection and Repair 5
WELD 160 Welding Technology for the Automotive Industry 1.5
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
AMT 498 Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology (1 - 4)
Total Units: 59.5

The Automotive Mechanics Technology (Ford ASSET) Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligibility for ENGWR 101.
  • Eligibility for MATH 100.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is suitable for the sponsoring dealership’s insurance requirements.
  • Able to operate a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission.
  • Meet sponsoring dealership hiring requirements which may include submitting to a drug test and/or criminal background check.
  • Completion of an application for the Ford ASSET Program ( can be found at http://www.crc.losrios.edu/cars ).

Enrollment Process

Eligible students are selected for the program according to the following steps:

  • Students are selected from the applicant pool in the order in which they are received.
  • Only students who meet the stated eligibility requirements will be considered for the program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO 1: Understand the fundamental purpose, components, and operation of major automotive systems to include gasoline engines, automatic transmissions and transaxles, manual transmissions, drivetrains, and axles, suspension and steering systems, brake systems, electrical and electronic systems, heating and air conditioning systems, and engine performance systems.
  • PSLO 2: Understand the proper use of tools, equipment, and publications used for automotive diagnosis and repair.
  • Understand typical new car dealership hierarchy, structure, and standard procedures.
  • Prepare and write repair orders to include: customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concerns, related service history, cause, and correction.
  • PSLO 3: Diagnose engine mechanical concerns, conduct diagnostic testing procedures, and perform the procedures and techniques involved in typical engine repairs and overhauls.
  • PSLO 4: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose, service, and repair automatic transmissions and transaxles.
  • PSLO 5: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair manual transmissions, transaxles, and drive train concerns.
  • PSLO 6: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive suspension and steering concerns.
  • PSLO 7: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive brake systems.
  • PSLO 8: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive electrical and electronic concerns.
  • PSLO 9: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system concerns.
  • PSLO 10: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose, service, and repair gasoline engine performance systems and their components.
  • Verify the outcome of the repair through a test drive analysis or system self-test.

Career Information

  • Automotive Technician
  • Light Duty Diesel Technician
  • Ford/Lincoln Specialized Technician (in any of the Service Technician Specialty Training [STST] areas)
  • Ford/Lincoln Engine Master Technician
  • Ford/Lincoln Chassis Master Technician
  • Ford/Lincoln Drivetrain Master Technician
  • Ford/Lincoln Senior Master Technician

Students who successfully complete the program will:

  • Earn an Associate's degree in Automotive Mechanics Technology.
  • Be granted Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) credentials.
  • Be prepared for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in all Automobile series areas.
  • Be eligible to sit for testing for both the California SMOG Inspector and SMOG Repair licenses.


A.S. in Automotive Mechanics Technology

This program emphasizes developing skills required for efficient diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of the automobile and its components. Completion of this degree also represents completion of a National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accredited Master Automotive Service Technology (MAST) program. Instructors for this program are Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified as required by NATEF standards.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are qualified for placement as technicians in the automotive industry. Students may apply units earned by successful completion of Automotive Mechanics Technology courses to one or more of the specialized certificates and/or the Associate Degree in Automotive Mechanics Technology.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • *One of the best equipped shops in Northern California for hands-on training
  • *Graduates routinely pass ASE and State Smog Certification exams
  • *A facility chosen as part of the GM, Ford and Chrysler Technical Training Network
  • *NATEF MAST program
  • *ASE Certified instructors
  • *Class sizes with an excellent teacher/student ratio

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 300 Automotive Fundamentals and Shop Procedures 4
AMT 303 Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems 4
AMT 304 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles 3
AMT 310 Engine Performance 3
AMT 314 Wheel Alignment 3
AMT 316 Automotive Brakes 3
AMT 322 Engine Repair 3
AMT 324 Electronic Fuel Injection 3
AMT 326 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AMT 330 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 3
AMT 332 Automotive Computerized Controls 3
A minimum of 5 units from the following: 5
AMT 140 Automotive Service (1)
AMT 301 Automotive Service Management (3)
AMT 305 Survey of Alternative Fueled & Hybrid Vehicles (3)
AMT 306 Small Engine Repair (3)
AMT 308 Late Model Car Care and Maintenance (3)
AMT 498 Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology (1 - 4)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
AMT 321 Advanced Automotive Electrical & Hybrid Vehicle Systems (3)
AMT 328 Light Duty Diesel Engine Performance (3)
AMT 336 Advanced Service Management (3)
AMT 340 Emission Control Inspection and Repair (5)
Total Units: 43

The Automotive Mechanics Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO 1: Understand the fundamental purpose, components, and operation of major automotive systems to include gasoline engines, automatic transmissions and transaxles, manual transmissions, drivetrains, and axles, suspension and steering systems, brake systems, electrical and electronic systems, heating and air conditioning systems, and engine performance systems.
  • PSLO 2: Understand the proper use of tools, equipment, and publications used for automotive diagnosis and repair.
  • Understand typical automotive shop hierarchy, structure, and standard procedures.
  • Prepare and write repair orders to include: customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concerns, related service history, cause, and correction.
  • PSLO 3: Diagnose engine mechanical concerns, conduct diagnostic testing procedures, and perform the procedures and techniques involved in typical engine repairs and overhauls.
  • PSLO 4: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose, service, and repair automatic transmissions and transaxles.
  • PSLO 5: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair manual transmissions, transaxles, and drive train concerns.
  • PSLO 6: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive suspension and steering concerns.
  • PSLO 7: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive brake systems.
  • PSLO 8: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive electrical and electronic concerns.
  • PSLO 9: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system concerns.
  • PSLO 10: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose, service, and repair gasoline engine performance systems and their components.
  • Verify the outcome of the repair through a test drive analysis or system self-test.

Career Information

Auto Technician; Auto/Truck Specialist; Automotive Microcomputer Programmer & Operator; Field Service/Sales Representative; Inventory Controls Manager; Tune-up & Electrical Specialist.

ASE certified in the areas of Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension and Steering, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Manual Drive Train and Axles.

Courses in the general automotive program are designed to emphasize skills development in efficient diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of the automobile. A wide variety of makes and models of vehicles are used in laboratory practice. Students can enter the General Program in Automotive Mechanics Technology at any semester, summer, fall, or spring. Certificate programs as well as an A.S. degree in Automotive Mechanics Technology are available.

Certificates of Achievement

Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles Certificate

The curriculum is designed for students interested in seeking employment in the diagnosis and repair of automatic transmissions/transaxles.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 300 Automotive Fundamentals and Shop Procedures 4
AMT 303 Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems 4
AMT 304 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles 3
AMT 330 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 3
Total Units: 14

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Identify components and systems that require periodic inspection and/or maintenance.
  • Explain the proper use of service publications used in diagnostic procedures.
  • Recognize electronic principles and how they relate to particular automotive systems.
  • Perform the necessary repair procedure for a certain set electrical/electronic diagnostic problems.
  • Understand the operation of clutches, manual transmissions, transaxles, transfer cases, drive shafts, and axle assemblies (powertrain).
  • Demonstrate the ability to diagnose manual powertrain concerns.
  • Understand theory and operation of automatic transmissions/transaxles.
  • Demonstrate the ability to repair automatic transmissions/transaxles.

Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles (Ford ASSET) Certificate

This certificate represents a subset of the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) Program and is intended for students wishing to specialize in automatic transmissions and transaxles. This certificate is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to efficiently and accurately maintain, diagnose, and service/repair automatic transmissions and transaxles.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 370 Ford ASSET Automotive Fundamentals and Dealership Practices 4
AMT 371 Ford ASSET Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems 3
AMT 378 Ford ASSET Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 3
AMT 130 Ford ASSET Advanced Automatic Transmission Diagnosis 1.5
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
AMT 498 Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology (1 - 4)
Total Units: 14.5

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligibility for ENGWR 101.
  • Eligibility for MATH 100.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is suitable for the sponsoring dealership’s insurance requirements.
  • Able to operate a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission.
  • Meet sponsoring dealership hiring requirements which may include submitting to a drug test and/or criminal background check.
  • Completion of an application for the Ford ASSET Program ( can be found at http://www.crc.losrios.edu/cars ).

Enrollment Process

Eligible students are selected for the program according to the following steps:

  • Students are selected from the applicant pool in the order in which they are received.
  • Only students who meet the stated eligibility requirements will be considered for the program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • SLO 1: Understand the proper use of tools, equipment, and publications used for automotive diagnosis and repair.
  • Understand typical new car dealership hierarchy, structure, and standard procedures.
  • Prepare and write repair orders to include: customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concerns, related service history, cause, and correction.
  • SLO 2: Understand the fundamental purpose, components, and operation of automatic transmissions and transaxles.
  • SLO 3: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose, service, and repair automatic transmissions and transaxles.
  • Verify the outcome of the repair through a test drive analysis or system self-test.

Career Information

Automotive Maintenance / Light Repair Technician Automatic Transmission Technician Ford/Lincoln Specialized Technician (in Service Technician Specialty Training [STST] area 37-Automatic Transmissions)


Automotive Brakes (Ford ASSET) Certificate

This certificate represents a subset of the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) Program and is intended for students wishing to specialize in automotive brake systems. This certificate is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to efficiently and accurately maintain, diagnose, and service/repair automotive brake systems.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 370 Ford ASSET Automotive Fundamentals and Dealership Practices 4
AMT 371 Ford ASSET Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems 3
AMT 372 Ford ASSET Automotive Brake Systems 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
AMT 498 Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology (1 - 4)
Total Units: 13

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligibility for ENGWR 101.
  • Eligibility for MATH 100.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is suitable for the sponsoring dealership’s insurance requirements.
  • Able to operate a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission.
  • Meet sponsoring dealership hiring requirements which may include submitting to a drug test and/or criminal background check.
  • Completion of an application for the Ford ASSET Program ( can be found at http://www.crc.losrios.edu/cars ).

Enrollment Process

Eligible students are selected for the program according to the following steps:

  • Students are selected from the applicant pool in the order in which they are received.
  • Only students who meet the stated eligibility requirements will be considered for the program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • SLO 1: Understand the proper use of tools, equipment, and publications used for automotive diagnosis and repair.
  • Understand typical new car dealership hierarchy, structure, and standard procedures.
  • Prepare and write repair orders to include: customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concerns, related service history, cause, and correction.
  • SLO 2: Understand the fundamental purpose, components, and operation of automotive brake systems.
  • SLO 3: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive brake systems.
  • Verify the outcome of the repair through a test drive analysis or system self-test.

Career Information

Automotive Maintenance / Light Repair Technician Brake System Technician Ford/Lincoln Specialized Technician (in Service Technician Specialty Training [STST] area 38-Brakes)


Automotive Brakes Certificate

This curriculum is designed for students interested in seeking employment in the repair and installation of automotive brakes systems.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 300 Automotive Fundamentals and Shop Procedures 4
AMT 303 Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems 4
AMT 310 Engine Performance 3
AMT 316 Automotive Brakes 3
AMT 332 Automotive Computerized Controls 3
Total Units: 17

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamentals of automotive systems to include engine operation and repair, automatic transmissions/transaxles, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance.
  • Describe the fundamentals of diagnosing automotive systems.
  • Explain how to perform fundamental diagnostic procedures as outlined in manufacture service publications.
  • Describe the theory and operation of Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems.
  • Recall and apply step-by-step diagnostic procedures.
  • Repair automotive electrical/electronic systems relating to Brake Systems.
  • Understand theory and operation of automotive brake systems.
  • Explain the operation of conventional, anti-lock, traction control and electronic stability assist brake systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to repair automotive brake systems.
  • Explain theory and operations of automotive computerized controls.
  • Perform inspection, testing, disassembly, component replacement, reassembly, and confirmation of repair on automotive computerized control systems.

Automotive Electrical Systems (Ford ASSET) Certificate

This certificate represents a subset of the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) Program and is intended for students wishing to specialize in automotive electrical systems. This certificate is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to efficiently and accurately maintain, diagnose, and service/repair automotive electrical systems.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 370 Ford ASSET Automotive Fundamentals and Dealership Practices 4
AMT 371 Ford ASSET Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems 3
AMT 381 Ford ASSET Electronic Engine Control 4
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
AMT 498 Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology (1 - 4)
Total Units: 14

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligibility for ENGWR 101.
  • Eligibility for MATH 100.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is suitable for the sponsoring dealership’s insurance requirements.
  • Able to operate a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission.
  • Meet sponsoring dealership hiring requirements which may include submitting to a drug test and/or criminal background check.
  • Completion of an application for the Ford ASSET Program ( can be found at http://www.crc.losrios.edu/cars ).

Enrollment Process

Eligible students are selected for the program according to the following steps:

  • Students are selected from the applicant pool in the order in which they are received.
  • Only students who meet the stated eligibility requirements will be considered for the program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • SLO 1: Understand the proper use of tools, equipment, and publications used for automotive diagnosis and repair.
  • Understand typical new car dealership hierarchy, structure, and standard procedures.
  • Prepare and write repair orders to include: customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concerns, related service history, cause, and correction.
  • SLO 2: Understand the fundamental purpose, components, and operation of automotive electrical and electronic systems.
  • SLO 3: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose, service, and repair automotive electrical and electronic systems.
  • Verify the outcome of the repair through a test drive analysis or system self-test.

Career Information

Automotive Technician (Electrical Specialist) Ford/Lincoln Specialized Technician (in Service Technician Specialty Training [STST] area 34-Electrical Systems)


Automotive Electrical Systems Certificate

This curriculum is designed for students interested in seeking employment in the diagnosis and repair of automotive electrical systems.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 300 Automotive Fundamentals and Shop Procedures 4
AMT 303 Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems 4
AMT 310 Engine Performance 3
AMT 321 Advanced Automotive Electrical & Hybrid Vehicle Systems 3
AMT 332 Automotive Computerized Controls 3
Total Units: 17

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamentals of automotive systems to include engine operation and repair, automatic transmissions/transaxles, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance.
  • Explain how to perform fundamental diagnostic procedures as outlined in manufacture service publications.
  • Describe the theory and operation of Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems.
  • Perform the necessary repair procedure for a certain set electrical/electronic diagnostic problems.
  • Describe the theory and the operation of automotive ignition systems.
  • Apply test procedures on automotive ignition systems and components
  • Describe the theory and operation of Electronic Control Systems.
  • Diagnose automotive electronic control system concerns.
  • Explain the relationships between input sensors, processing and output sensors.
  • Perform the necessary repair procedures for a certain set of automotive computerized control diagnostic problems.

Automotive Emission Control Certificate

This curriculum is designed for students who are interested in seeking employment in the inspection, diagnosis, and/or repair of automotive emission control systems. Students completing this program may be eligible to pursue licensing as a California SMOG Check Inspector and/or California SMOG Check Repair Technician.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 300 Automotive Fundamentals and Shop Procedures 4
AMT 303 Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems 4
AMT 310 Engine Performance 3
AMT 324 Electronic Fuel Injection 3
AMT 332 Automotive Computerized Controls 3
AMT 340 Emission Control Inspection and Repair 51
Total Units: 22

1A current advanced emission control smog license will meet the requirement for AMT 340. ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification in A6, A8, and L1 will meet requirements for AMT 303, 310, 332. No units will be earned for requirements met through licensing or certification exams. In these cases fewer total units are required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize electronic principles and how they relate to particular automotive systems.
  • Diagnose automotive engine performance concerns.
  • Demonstrate the ability to diagnose electronic fuel injection.
  • Diagnose automotive computerized control concerns.
  • Identify the fundamentals of automotive emission systems to include electrical, vacuum, computerized vehicle emission components, emission regulations, emission testing, emission reduction systems, and emission inspection/diagnostic equipment.

Automotive Engine Performance (Ford ASSET) Certificate

This certificate represents a subset of the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) Program and is intended for students wishing to specialize in gasoline engine performance systems. This certificate is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to efficiently and accurately maintain, diagnose, and service/repair gasoline engine performance systems.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 371 Ford ASSET Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems 3
AMT 381 Ford ASSET Electronic Engine Control 4
AMT 382 Ford ASSET Gasoline Engine Performance 3
AMT 383 Ford ASSET Advanced Gasoline Engine Performance 3
Total Units: 13

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligibility for ENGWR 101.
  • Eligibility for MATH 100.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is suitable for the sponsoring dealership’s insurance requirements.
  • Able to operate a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission.
  • Meet sponsoring dealership hiring requirements which may include submitting to a drug test and/or criminal background check.
  • Completion of an application for the Ford ASSET Program ( can be found at http://www.crc.losrios.edu/cars ).

Enrollment Process

Eligible students are selected for the program according to the following steps:

  • Students are selected from the applicant pool in the order in which they are received.
  • Only students who meet the stated eligibility requirements will be considered for the program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • SLO 1: Understand the proper use of tools, equipment, and publications used for automotive diagnosis and repair.
  • Demonstrate the use of special tools necessary to repair gasoline engine performance systems and their components.
  • Prepare and write repair orders to include: customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concerns, related service history, cause, and correction.
  • SLO 2: Understand the fundamental purpose, components, and operation of gasoline engine performance systems.
  • SLO 3: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose, service, and repair gasoline engine performance systems and their components.
  • Verify the outcome of the repair through a test drive analysis or system self-test.

Career Information

Automotive Technician (Drivability Specialist) Ford/Lincoln Specialized Technician (in Service Technician Specialty Training [STST] area 31-Gasoline Engine Performance)


Automotive Engine Performance Certificate

This curriculum is designed for students who are interested in seeking employment in the inspection, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of automotive engine performance systems.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 300 Automotive Fundamentals and Shop Procedures 4
AMT 303 Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems 4
AMT 306 Small Engine Repair (3) 3
   or AMT 322 Engine Repair (3)
AMT 310 Engine Performance 3
AMT 321 Advanced Automotive Electrical & Hybrid Vehicle Systems 3
AMT 324 Electronic Fuel Injection 3
AMT 332 Automotive Computerized Controls (3) 3 - 5
   or AMT 340 Emission Control Inspection and Repair (5)
Total Units: 23 - 25

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize electronic principles and how they relate to particular automotive systems.
  • Explain the proper use of technical service publications used in the diagnostic procedure.
  • Repair automotive engine performance systems.
  • Describe theory and the operation of automotive ignition systems.
  • Diagnose automotive electronic control system concerns.
  • Diagnose engine mechanical concerns and conduct diagnostic testing procedures.
  • Understand theory and operation of electronic fuel injection.
  • Perform the necessary repair procedures for a certain set of automotive computerized control diagnostic problems.
  • Identify the fundamentals of automotive emission systems to include electrical, vacuum, computerized vehicle emission components, emission regulations, emission testing, emission reduction systems, and emission inspection/diagnostic equipment.

Automotive Engine Repair (Ford ASSET) Certificate

This certificate represents a subset of the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) Program and is intended for students wishing to specialize in automotive engine repair. This certificate is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to efficiently and accurately maintain, diagnose, and service/repair automotive engines.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 370 Ford ASSET Automotive Fundamentals and Dealership Practices 4
AMT 379 Ford ASSET Automotive Engine Repair 3
AMT 382 Ford ASSET Gasoline Engine Performance 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
AMT 498 Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology (1 - 4)
Total Units: 13

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligibility for ENGWR 101.
  • Eligibility for MATH 100.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is suitable for the sponsoring dealership’s insurance requirements.
  • Able to operate a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission.
  • Meet sponsoring dealership hiring requirements which may include submitting to a drug test and/or criminal background check.
  • Completion of an application for the Ford ASSET Program ( can be found at http://www.crc.losrios.edu/cars ).

Enrollment Process

Eligible students are selected for the program according to the following steps:

  • Students are selected from the applicant pool in the order in which they are received.
  • Only students who meet the stated eligibility requirements will be considered for the program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • SLO 1: Understand the proper use of tools, equipment, and publications used for automotive diagnosis and repair.
  • Understand typical new car dealership hierarchy, structure, and standard procedures.
  • Prepare and write repair orders to include: customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concerns, related service history, cause, and correction.
  • SLO 2: Understand the fundamental purpose, components, and operation of automotive engines.
  • SLO 3: Diagnose engine mechanical concerns, conduct diagnostic testing procedures, and perform the procedures and techniques involved in typical engine repairs and overhauls.
  • Verify the outcome of the repair through a test drive analysis or system self-test.

Career Information

Automotive Technician (Engine Repair Specialist) Ford/Lincoln Specialized Technician (in Service Technician Specialty Training [STST] area 32-Gasoline Engine Repair)


Automotive Engine Repair Certificate

This curriculum is designed for students interested in seeking employment in the engine overhaul and engine repair field.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 300 Automotive Fundamentals and Shop Procedures 4
AMT 306 Small Engine Repair 3
AMT 322 Engine Repair 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
Any other Automotive Mechanics Technology course
Total Units: 13

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • SLO 1: Understand the proper use of tools, equipment, and publications used for automotive diagnosis and repair.
  • Understand typical automotive repair shop hierarchy, structure, and standard procedures.
  • Prepare and write repair orders to include: customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concerns, related service history, cause, and correction.
  • SLO 2: Understand the fundamental purpose, components, and operation of automotive engines.
  • SLO 3: Diagnose engine mechanical concerns, conduct diagnostic testing procedures, and perform the procedures and techniques involved in typical engine repairs and overhauls.
  • Verify the outcome of the repair through a test drive analysis or system self-test.

Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning (Ford ASSET) Certificate

This certificate represents a subset of the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) Program and is intended for students wishing to specialize in automotive heating and air conditioning systems. This certificate is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to efficiently and accurately maintain, diagnose, and service/repair automotive heating and air conditioning systems.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 370 Ford ASSET Automotive Fundamentals and Dealership Practices 4
AMT 371 Ford ASSET Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems 3
AMT 376 Ford ASSET Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AMT 379 Ford ASSET Automotive Engine Repair 3
Total Units: 13

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligibility for ENGWR 101.
  • Eligibility for MATH 100.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is suitable for the sponsoring dealership’s insurance requirements.
  • Able to operate a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission.
  • Meet sponsoring dealership hiring requirements which may include submitting to a drug test and/or criminal background check.
  • Completion of an application for the Ford ASSET Program ( can be found at http://www.crc.losrios.edu/cars ).

Enrollment Process

Eligible students are selected for the program according to the following steps:

  • Students are selected from the applicant pool in the order in which they are received.
  • Only students who meet the stated eligibility requirements will be considered for the program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • SLO 1: Understand the proper use of tools, equipment, and publications used for automotive diagnosis and repair.
  • Understand typical new car dealership hierarchy, structure, and standard procedures.
  • Prepare and write repair orders to include: customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concerns, related service history, cause, and correction.
  • SLO 2: Understand the fundamental purpose, components, and operation of automotive heating and air conditioning systems.
  • SLO 3: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system concerns.
  • Verify the outcome of the repair through a test drive analysis or system self-test.

Career Information

Automotive Maintenance / Light Repair Technician Automotive HVAC Technician Ford/Lincoln Specialized Technician (in Service Technician Specialty Training [STST] area 35-Climate Control)


Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Certificate

This curriculum is designed for students interested in seeking employment in the automotive heating and air conditioning repair/installation field.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 300 Automotive Fundamentals and Shop Procedures 4
AMT 303 Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems 4
AMT 310 Engine Performance 3
AMT 326 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AMT 332 Automotive Computerized Controls 3
Total Units: 17

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamentals of diagnosing automotive systems.
  • Explain the proper use of service publications used in diagnostic procedures.
  • Recognize electronic principles and how they relate to particular automotive systems.
  • Perform the necessary repair procedure for a certain set electrical/electronic diagnostic problems.
  • Understand the basic operation of automotive air conditioning (A/C) and engine cooling systems.
  • Repair automotive air conditioning (A/C) and cooling systems.

Automotive Mechanics Technology (Ford ASSET) Certificate

The Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) Program is a two-year program in Automotive Mechanics Technology. This program is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to efficiently and accurately maintain, diagnose, and service/repair all major systems of the automobile.

The Ford ASSET Program is a partnership between Cosumnes River College (CRC) and Ford Motor Company. Ford ASSET is the only program that includes an in dealership cooperative work experience component. Students will rotate between school and the dealership for the duration of the two-year program, giving them invaluable hands-on experience while they learn.

Courses within the Ford ASSET program allow students to earn Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certifications from Ford Motor Company in the following areas:

  • Electrical Systems
  • Brake Systems
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Climate Control
  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Gasoline Engine Repair
  • Gasoline Engine Performance
  • Diesel Engine Repair
  • Diesel Engine Performance
  • Manual Transmissions

Instructors for this program are Ford STST certified as required by Ford Motor Company standards.

Completion of this certificate also represents completion of a National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accredited Master Automotive Service Technology (MAST) program. Instructors for this program are Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified as required by NATEF standards.

Upon successful completion of this program, students are well qualified for placement as service technicians in Ford and/or Lincoln dealerships. Students may apply units earned by the successful completion of this program to one or more of the specialized certificates as well as the Associate's degree.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 370 Ford ASSET Automotive Fundamentals and Dealership Practices 4
AMT 371 Ford ASSET Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems 3
AMT 372 Ford ASSET Automotive Brake Systems 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
AMT 498 Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology (1 - 4)
AMT 374 Ford ASSET Automotive Suspension and Steering 3
AMT 375 Ford ASSET Automotive Wheel Alignment 3
AMT 376 Ford ASSET Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
AMT 498 Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology (1 - 4)
AMT 378 Ford ASSET Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 3
AMT 130 Ford ASSET Advanced Automatic Transmission Diagnosis 1.5
AMT 379 Ford ASSET Automotive Engine Repair 3
AMT 385 Ford ASSET Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles 1.5
AMT 381 Ford ASSET Electronic Engine Control 4
AMT 382 Ford ASSET Gasoline Engine Performance 3
AMT 383 Ford ASSET Advanced Gasoline Engine Performance 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
AMT 498 Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology (1 - 4)
AMT 131 Ford ASSET Diesel Engine Performance 3
AMT 340 Emission Control Inspection and Repair 5
WELD 160 Welding Technology for the Automotive Industry 1.5
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
AMT 498 Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology (1 - 4)
Total Units: 59.5

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligibility for ENGWR 101.
  • Eligibility for MATH 100.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is suitable for the sponsoring dealership’s insurance requirements.
  • Able to operate a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission.
  • Meet sponsoring dealership hiring requirements which may include submitting to a drug test and/or criminal background check.
  • Completion of an application for the Ford ASSET Program ( can be found at http://www.crc.losrios.edu/cars ).

Enrollment Process

Eligible students are selected for the program according to the following steps:

  • Students are selected from the applicant pool in the order in which they are received.
  • Only students who meet the stated eligibility requirements will be considered for the program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO 1: Understand the fundamental purpose, components, and operation of major automotive systems to include gasoline engines, automatic transmissions and transaxles, manual transmissions, drivetrains, and axles, suspension and steering systems, brake systems, electrical and electronic systems, heating and air conditioning systems, and engine performance systems.
  • PSLO 2: Understand the proper use of tools, equipment, and publications used for automotive diagnosis and repair.
  • Understand typical new car dealership hierarchy, structure, and standard procedures.
  • Prepare and write repair orders to include: customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concerns, related service history, cause, and correction.
  • PSLO 3: Diagnose engine mechanical concerns, conduct diagnostic testing procedures, and perform the procedures and techniques involved in typical engine repairs and overhauls.
  • PSLO 4: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose, service, and repair automatic transmissions and transaxles.
  • PSLO 5: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair manual transmissions, transaxles, and drive train concerns.
  • PSLO 6: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive suspension and steering concerns.
  • PSLO 7: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive brake systems.
  • PSLO 8: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive electrical and electronic concerns.
  • PSLO 9: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system concerns.
  • PSLO 10: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose, service, and repair gasoline engine performance systems and their components.
  • Verify the outcome of the repair through a test drive analysis or system self-test.

Career Information

  • Automotive Technician
  • Light Duty Diesel Technician
  • Ford/Lincoln Specialized Technician (in any of the Service Technician Specialty Training [STST] areas)
  • Ford/Lincoln Engine Master Technician
  • Ford/Lincoln Chassis Master Technician
  • Ford/Lincoln Drivetrain Master Technician
  • Ford/Lincoln Senior Master Technician

Students who successfully complete the program will:

  • Earn a certificate in Automotive Mechanics Technology.
  • Be granted Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) credentials.
  • Be prepared for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in all Automobile series areas.
  • Be eligible to sit for testing for both the California SMOG Inspector and SMOG Repair licenses.


Automotive Mechanics Technology Certificate

This one-year curriculum is designed for students who are seeking basic job entry skills for employment in the automotive field. Subsequent certificates and/or an Associate degree in Automotive Mechanics Technology can be earned without the need to repeat courses completed as part of this certificate. Completion of this certificate also represents completion of a National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accredited Master Automotive Service Technology (MAST) program. Instructors for this program are Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified as required by NATEF standards.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 300 Automotive Fundamentals and Shop Procedures 4
AMT 303 Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems 4
AMT 304 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles 3
AMT 310 Engine Performance 3
AMT 314 Wheel Alignment 3
AMT 316 Automotive Brakes 3
AMT 322 Engine Repair 3
AMT 324 Electronic Fuel Injection 3
AMT 326 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AMT 330 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 3
AMT 332 Automotive Computerized Controls 3
A minimum of 5 units from the following: 5
AMT 140 Automotive Service (1)
AMT 301 Automotive Service Management (3)
AMT 305 Survey of Alternative Fueled & Hybrid Vehicles (3)
AMT 306 Small Engine Repair (3)
AMT 308 Late Model Car Care and Maintenance (3)
AMT 498 Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology (1 - 4)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
AMT 321 Advanced Automotive Electrical & Hybrid Vehicle Systems (3)
AMT 328 Light Duty Diesel Engine Performance (3)
AMT 336 Advanced Service Management (3)
AMT 340 Emission Control Inspection and Repair (5)
Total Units: 43

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO 1: Understand the fundamental purpose, components, and operation of major automotive systems to include gasoline engines, automatic transmissions and transaxles, manual transmissions, drivetrains, and axles, suspension and steering systems, brake systems, electrical and electronic systems, heating and air conditioning systems, and engine performance systems.
  • PSLO 2: Understand the proper use of tools, equipment, and publications used for automotive diagnosis and repair.
  • Understand typical automotive shop hierarchy, structure, and standard procedures.
  • Prepare and write repair orders to include: customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concerns, related service history, cause, and correction.
  • PSLO 3: Diagnose engine mechanical concerns, conduct diagnostic testing procedures, and perform the procedures and techniques involved in typical engine repairs and overhauls.
  • PSLO 4: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose, service, and repair automatic transmissions and transaxles.
  • PSLO 5: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair manual transmissions, transaxles, and drive train concerns.
  • PSLO 6: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive suspension and steering concerns.
  • PSLO 7: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive brake systems.
  • PSLO 8: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive electrical and electronic concerns.
  • PSLO 9: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system concerns.
  • PSLO 10: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose, service, and repair gasoline engine performance systems and their components.
  • Verify the outcome of the repair through a test drive analysis or system self-test.

Career Information

Auto Technician; Auto/Truck Specialist; Automotive Microcomputer Programmer & Operator; Field Service/Sales Representative; Inventory Controls Manager; Tune-up & Electrical Specialist.

ASE certified in the areas of Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension and Steering, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Manual Drive Train and Axles.


Automotive Suspension and Steering (Ford ASSET) Certificate

This certificate represents a subset of the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) Program and is intended for students wishing to specialize in automotive suspension and steering systems. This certificate is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to efficiently and accurately maintain, diagnose, and service/repair automotive suspension and steering systems.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 370 Ford ASSET Automotive Fundamentals and Dealership Practices 4
AMT 371 Ford ASSET Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems 3
AMT 374 Ford ASSET Automotive Suspension and Steering 3
AMT 375 Ford ASSET Automotive Wheel Alignment 3
Total Units: 13

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligibility for ENGWR 101.
  • Eligibility for MATH 100.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is suitable for the sponsoring dealership’s insurance requirements.
  • Able to operate a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission.
  • Meet sponsoring dealership hiring requirements which may include submitting to a drug test and/or criminal background check.
  • Completion of an application for the Ford ASSET Program ( can be found at http://www.crc.losrios.edu/cars ).

Enrollment Process

Eligible students are selected for the program according to the following steps:

  • Students are selected from the applicant pool in the order in which they are received.
  • Only students who meet the stated eligibility requirements will be considered for the program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • SLO 1: Understand the proper use of tools, equipment, and publications used for automotive diagnosis and repair.
  • Understand typical new car dealership hierarchy, structure, and standard procedures.
  • Prepare and write repair orders to include: customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concerns, related service history, cause, and correction.
  • SLO 2: Understand the fundamental purpose, components, and operation of automotive suspension and steering systems.
  • SLO 3: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair automotive suspension and steering systems.
  • Verify the outcome of the repair through a test drive analysis or system self-test.

Career Information

Automotive Maintenance / Light Repair Technician Ford/Lincoln Specialized Technician (in Service Technician Specialty Training [STST] area 33-Steering and Suspension)


Automotive Suspension and Steering Certificate

This curriculum is designed for students interested in seeking employment in the automotive suspension, steering, or wheel alignment fields.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 300 Automotive Fundamentals and Shop Procedures 4
AMT 303 Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems 4
AMT 310 Engine Performance 3
AMT 314 Wheel Alignment 3
AMT 332 Automotive Computerized Controls 3
Total Units: 17

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the proper use of service publications used in diagnostic procedures.
  • Recognize electronic principles and how they relate to particular automotive systems.
  • Diagnose vehicle alignment angle concerns.
  • Explain theory and operations of automotive computerized controls.

Manual Drive Train and Axles (Ford ASSET) Certificate

This certificate represents a subset of the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) Program and is intended for students wishing to specialize in manual transmissions/transaxles, drive trains, and axles. This certificate is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to efficiently and accurately maintain, diagnose, and service/repair manual transmissions/transaxles, drive trains, and axles.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 370 Ford ASSET Automotive Fundamentals and Dealership Practices 4
AMT 378 Ford ASSET Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 3
AMT 385 Ford ASSET Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles 1.5
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
AMT 498 Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology (1 - 4)
Total Units: 11.5

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligibility for ENGWR 101.
  • Eligibility for MATH 100.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is suitable for the sponsoring dealership’s insurance requirements.
  • Able to operate a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission.
  • Meet sponsoring dealership hiring requirements which may include submitting to a drug test and/or criminal background check.
  • Completion of an application for the Ford ASSET Program ( can be found at http://www.crc.losrios.edu/cars ).

Enrollment Process

Eligible students are selected for the program according to the following steps:

  • Students are selected from the applicant pool in the order in which they are received.
  • Only students who meet the stated eligibility requirements will be considered for the program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • SLO 1: Understand the proper use of tools, equipment, and publications used for automotive diagnosis and repair.
  • Understand typical new car dealership hierarchy, structure, and standard procedures.
  • Prepare and write repair orders to include: customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concerns, related service history, cause, and correction.
  • SLO 2: Understand the fundamental purpose, components, and operation of manual transmissions/transaxles, drive trains, and axles.
  • SLO 3: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair manual transmissions, transaxles, and drive train concerns.
  • Verify the outcome of the repair through a test drive analysis or system self-test.

Career Information

Automotive Technician (Clutch Specialist) Manual Transmission Technician Ford/Lincoln Specialized Technician (in Service Technician Specialty Training [STST] area 36-Manual Transmissions)


Small Engine Repair Certificate

This curriculum is designed for students who are interested in obtaining skills necessary for the repair of small engines used in industry, home maintenance, landscape maintenance and recreation.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AMT 303 Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems 4
AMT 306 Small Engine Repair 3
AMT 310 Engine Performance 3
AMT 324 Electronic Fuel Injection 3
Total Units: 13

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize electronic principles and how they relate to particular automotive systems.
  • Perform the necessary repair procedure for a certain set electrical/electronic diagnostic problems.
  • Diagnose small engine operation concerns.
  • Assess and repair small engine systems.
  • Understand theory and operation of electronic fuel injection.
  • Demonstrate the ability to repair electronic fuel injection systems.

Automotive Brakes, Certificate of Achievement

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Automotive Electrical Systems, Certificate of Achievement

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Automotive Emission Control, Certificate of Achievement

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Automotive Engine Performance, Certificate of Achievement

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Automotive Engine Repair, Certificate of Achievement

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Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning, Certificate of Achievement

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Automotive Mechanics Technology, A.S. Degree

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Automotive Mechanics Technology, Certificate of Achievement

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Automotive Suspension & Steering, Certificate of Achievement

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