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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Engine Performance and Diagnosis program provides students the opportunity to learn the theory and practical skills necessary to service automotive vehicles. Will introduce students to the theory, diagnosis, and repair of engine performance systems in vehicles and help students gain insight into specific aspects of the automotive service industry. 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. 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.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Engine Performance and Diagnosis (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
Successful completion of the Engine Performance and Diagnosis 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 Specialty Technicians
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)
|APT101||Automotive Service Operations||Critical course||RC||3|
|APT161||Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems I||RC||4|
Spring Semester (Term 2)
|APT181||Engine Performance and Diagnosis I||RC||6|
Summer Semester (Term 3)
|APT282||Engine Performance and Diagnosis II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in APT181 or permission of Instructor.||RC||6|
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Program Area Key
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 Engine Performance and Diagnosis (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=125888).
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:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2018-2019||5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019|