Program Description

The curriculum prepares the student for entry-level employment in transmission repair. Students will receive instruction and hands-on experience in removing, rebuilding, and adjusting manual and automatic transmissions and transaxles, clutches, drivelines, universal joints, constant-velocity (CV) joints and differentials. The use of precision equipment and specialty tools is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) examinations for Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (A2) and Manual Drive Train and Axles (A3).

This program has lab fees, uniform and DMV requirements. Please inquire with Division on those course preparations. This curriculum is National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) approved and renewed in 2016.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Prepare students for successful completion of the Automotive Service Excellence examinations, A2 – Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles, and A3 – Manual Transmissions and Drive Trains.
  2. Demonstrate and integrate the proper set up and operation of transmission diagnostic and service tools used in the automotive industry.
  3. Describe automatic transmission and manual transmission fundamentals of operation in order to apply these theories to practical diagnostic scenarios encountered during service and repairs of automatic and manual transmissions/transaxles and drive trains.
  4. Apply skill sets pertaining to the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) standards and performance tasks for automatic and manual transmissions, transaxles, and drive trains. 

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Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required Units: 20

  • AUTO 200 - Automotive Fundamentals for Technicians (4)
  • ELTN 130 - Introduction to Electronics (3)
  • AUTO 050 - Automotive Electrical Systems (3)
  • AUTO 222 - Manual Transmissions, Transaxle and Drivetrain (5)
  • AUTO  223 - Automotive Transmissions and Transaxles (5)

 Recommended Electives

  • WELD 145 - Introduction to TIG Welding (1)

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Earn an Associate of Science Degree With Your Certificate of Achievement

An AS Degree prepares you with the unique skills needed to enter a specialized career field. Earned in conjunction with a Certificate of Achievement, it will open up further opportunities for career advancement.

To earn your AS degree, you will need to complete the general education requirements for an AS degree in addition to the above listed Certificate of Achievement Requirements.

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