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Powertrain Specialist Certificate

Student and instructor in Automotive Lab

Prepare for or advance your career in the automotive service industry as an engine, automatic trans/transaxle, manual trans/transaxle, and driveline repair technician.

This certificate program will also prepare you to take Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams for A-1 (Engine Repair), A-2 (Automatic Transmission/Transaxle), and A-3 (Manual Drive Train and Axles). 

Courses taken toward this certificate may also be applied to the automotive technology AAS degree.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Obtain gainful employment in the automotive service and repair (or related) industry.
  • Complete successfully the following National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) automobile technician certification exams: A-1 (Engine Repair), A-2 (Automatic Transmission/Transaxle), and A-3 (Manual Drive Train and Axles).

Program Advising Guide

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans.


Specialists often find work in new vehicle dealerships, independent automobile repair facilities, vehicle fleet maintenance, and government agencies, or in performance, upfitter, and after-market installer shops.



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