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Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist

Program Description: The Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist certificate program provides students with the skills to enter the automotive industry as an entry level transmission, transaxle, and drive line technician. Topics covered include: shop safety, basic electrical/electronic theory and diagnosis, manual transmission/transaxle operation and diagnosis, automatic transmission/transaxle operation and diagnosis, axles operation and diagnosis, differentials operation and diagnosis, and 4WD/AWD systems operation and diagnosis.

Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters. 

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Dates: This program is self-paced. Students are able to be admitted at the beginning of any semester and any day during the semester, contingent on course hours and time remaining in the semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria.  Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license

Education: A high school graduate or the equivalent (GED) is not necessary for application or admission, but must be received prior to awarding of this certificate.  College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: Students are required to obtain the necessary tools for the program prior to enrollment.

Program Final Exit Point: Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 18 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation

Note: Credits from this program may be applied to the Automotive diploma program.



Credit Hours

1. Occupational Courses (18 hours)
  AUTT 1010 Automotive Technology Introduction 2
  AUTT 2020 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles 4
  AUTT 2030 Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 5
  Seven (7) Credit hours of Electrical System courses.
  AUTT 1020 Automotive Electrical Systems 7
  AUTT 1021 Automotive Electrical Systems I (4)
  AUTT 1022 Automotive Electrical Systems II (3)


Note: AUTT 1021 and AUTT 1022 are used for part-time day and evening students in place of  AUTT 1020.  AUTT 1020 cannot be completed in one (1) semester by students enrolled exclusively in evening courses.

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