Powertrain Specialist Certificate
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.
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).
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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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