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Automotive Master Technician, Certificate

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Award Granted: Certificate in Automotive Master Technician Major code: 04/407
Credits/Contacts Required: 53/80 CIP Code: 470604


This certificate program, which takes two years to complete, emphasizes the development of skills in service, repair and diagnostic procedures. With state regulations, certification of auto technicians is required by law. The program provides an opportunity for students to prepare themselves for technician certification exams in all 8 areas. Year by year, as automotive systems become more sophisticated, there is an increasing demand for trained technicians who have the knowledge and skills to service the ever changing and improved products. Therefore, this certificate prepares the successful graduate for various jobs in the automotive service field, including: Dealership service technician, assistant or parts department manager, and a variety of skilled jobs in automotive manufacturing. By obtaining this certificate in all 8 areas, it will make you more marketable in the automotive industry. By working with an academic advisor, a successful Automotive Master Technician graduate can go on to earn an associate’s degree.

Suggested Sequences Per Semester

First Semester Total - Credit(s): 15 | Contacts: 24

Second Semester Total - Credit(s): 15 | Contacts: 24

Third Semester Total - Credits: 15 | Contacts: 20

Fourth Semester Total - Credit(s): 8 | Contacts: 12


This certificate is designed for the Automotive Student that wishes to become Master Certified in all 8 Auto Areas.

*Automotive Service Co-op will be articulated upon completing 2 years of ISD Automotive Studies and meeting the attendance and achievement standards.

Equipment: Students are required to provide their own safety equipment, work clothes and basic hand tool set. A list is provided. Estimated cost is between $1,000 and $2,500. Special student discounts are available. A quality set of hand tools is required by the second week of the semester for each course of the program, the co-op program and future employability.

NOTE: A valid driver’s license is required for co-op.

This program curriculum is also certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) at the Master Level.

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