Catalog 2017-18 
    Mar 05, 2021  
Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technician Electrical/Electronic Specialist Career Pathway Certificate

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Less-Than-One-Year Certificate of Completion

The Career Pathway Certificate in Automotive Technician: Electrical/Electronic Specialist (12 credits) was designed to prepare students to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) test for ASE area A6: Electrical/Electronic Systems. Students who pass the assessment and possess the associated work experience become eligible for ASE certification.

Students completing the Career Pathway Certificate gain a competitive advantage when applying for specialty-level positions in the vehicle maintenance and repair industry. The certificate design applies coursework directly to the AAS in Automotive Technology. This alignment allows students to build on program completion while pursuing additional educational goals.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

  • Summarize basic electrical theory and components.
  • Explain automotive wiring diagrams and their navigation.
  • Summarize basic automotive electric systems components including general electrical systems, batteries, starting and charging systems, lighting systems, and electrical accessory systems.
  • Explain the operation of diagnostic, testing, and servicing systems with DVOM/DMM and applicable testing equipment.

Admission Requirements

For admission into the program, an application is required.  This a separate step from the testing and assessment steps.  Automotive Technology Program application packets are available from Admissions at (541) 882-2212.  Enrollment in this program is limited, and there is an early deadline for applications. Applications must be completed and submitted to KCC before the beginning of the term. Applications will be scored, and applicants will be notified whether the application is accepted or declined.  All accepted applicants must attend the Automotive Technology orientation as a prerequisite to the program. Students are recommended to contact Mark Pedersen at (541) 882-2284 for details if they are considering the Automotive Technology AAS degree.

Program Requirements

Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 12

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