Certificate of Completion in Automotive Engine Performance

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Automotive Engine Performance provides individuals with the technical knowledge and skills needed by automotive technicians specializing in the area of engine performance. The curriculum within this certificate aligns with the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Automobile and Light Truck Certification A8 Test.

See program advisor for additional certificate offerings. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Automotive Service is also available.

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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Automotive Engine Performance (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5942N
Total Credits Required
8
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Program Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

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

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate safe personal and workplace habits according to industry standards.
  2. Comply with federal, state and local regulations with respect to the handling, storage, recycling and disposal of hazardous and toxic materials.
  3. Locate and interpret appropriate service information.
  4. Apply industry relevant strategies to properly diagnose the root cause of customer reported concerns in automotive engine performance and control systems.
  5. Apply industry relevant procedures to properly repair emission, combustion and engine computer control systems in automobiles.
  6. Apply industry relevant procedures to properly service properly service fuel, combustion, and associated systems affecting automobile performance.
  7. Prepare the vehicle for delivery to the customer according to industry standards.
  8. Use, maintain, and store automotive tools, equipment and workspace according to professional standards.
  9. Practice industry accepted ethical behavior.
  10. Demonstrate industry standard professionalism that includes dress, attendance, communication and customer service.
  11. Effectively communicate with diverse audiences orally, visually, and in writing.
  12. Demonstrate the ability to learn and adapt in an evolving technical environment.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers for Motor Vehicles

$48,225

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Automotive Engine Performance (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=137182).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

A list of the current and previous versions of the pathway map for the Automotive Engine Performance program
Catalog Year Effective Dates
2021-2022 (Current)    5/25/2021 – 5/23/2022
2020-2021 5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021