The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Automotive Service prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain automobiles. Instruction is in both the theoretical and practical aspects of automotive repair, service and maintenance, and includes brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drivetrains, and heating and air conditioning systems. The curriculum within this certificate aligns with the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Automobile Certification Tests (A1 - A8).
See program advisor for additional certificate offerings. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Automotive Service is also available.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Automotive Service (HLC/DOE Hold) (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
What You’ll Learn
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 systems.
5. Apply industry relevant procedures to properly repair automotive systems.
6. Apply industry relevant procedures to properly service automotive systems.
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.
Successful completion of the Automotive Service (HLC/DOE Hold) program 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 program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Automotive Master Mechanics
Automotive Specialty Technicians
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers for Motor Vehicles
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 may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- 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.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
Fall Semester (Term 1)
|ASE101||Introduction to Automotive||2|
|ASE161AU||Basic Automotive Electrical/Electronics||2|
|ASE162AU||Automotive Battery, Starting and Charging Systems||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ASE161, or permission of Instructor.||2|
|ASE141AU||Steering, Suspension and Pre-Alignment||2|
|ASE241AU||Advanced Steering, Suspension and Alignment||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ASE141, or permission of Instructor.||2|
|ASE131AU||Manual Drive Trains and Axles||4|
|ASE111AU||Engine Diagnosis and Inspection||2|
|ASE102AU||Automotive Express Service||2|
|ASE181AU||Introduction to Engine Performance||2|
|ASE182AU||Fundamentals of Automotive Fuel/Air and Ignition Systems||2|
|ASE261AU||Automotive Electrical Diagnostics and Repair||2|
|ASE262AU||Automotive Electronic Control Systems||2|
|ASE171AU||Automotive Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems||3|
|ASE151AU||Introduction to Brake Systems||2|
|ASE251AU||Advanced Brake Systems||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ASE151, or permission of Instructor.||2|
|ASE121AU||Automatic Transmission and Transaxle||4|
|ASE281AU||Computerized Automotive Engine Control Systems||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ASE182, or permission of Instructor.||2|
|ASE282AU||Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ASE261 and ASE281, or permission of Instructor.||2|
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Program Area Key
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
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 Service (HLC/DOE Hold) (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=137660).