Certificate of Completion in Automotive Electrical Systems

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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Automotive Electrical Systems program provides students the opportunity to learn the theory and practical skills necessary to service automotive vehicles. This CCL will introduce students to the theory, diagnosis, service and repair of automotive electrical systems in vehicles, including the brake and the air conditioning systems. Courses in the CCL may include lecture and lab components to provide suitable classroom related material/theory, combined with hands-on learning experiences. Courses in the CCL are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accredited and aligned with the professional certification standards from National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). This alignment can help prepare for ASE professional certification exams. Courses in this CCL are designed to help students gain insight into specific aspects of the automotive service industry. The courses contained in the CCL can be combined with courses in other CCLs and be directly applied to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Automotive Performance Technology.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Automotive Electrical Systems (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5449
Total Credits Required
19
Catalog Year
2018-2019

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics $40,460
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

When to Start Taking Classes

It is suggested that you begin taking the courses found in this course sequence starting in a Fall Semester.

Fall Semester (Term 1)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 1)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
7
APT101 Automotive Service Operations Gateway course RC 3
APT161 Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems I RC 4

Spring Semester (Term 2)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 2)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
12
APT151 Automotive Brake Systems RC 4
APT171 Automotive Air Conditioning RC 4
APT262 Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems II RC 4

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Automotive Electrical Systems (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=125885).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.