The Automotive Engine Performance Specialist certificate/degree prepares students to apply technical knowledge related to service, diagnosis and repair of Engine Performance and Emission Control systems found on modern automobiles. Emphasis placed on fuel injection, ignition, emission, and computer control systems. Preparation for state smog test certification is covered.

Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate personal and shop safety procedures needed to safely work in an automotive shop environment
  • Diagnose, service and repair common fuel injection and ignition systems found on modern automobiles.
  • Diagnose, service and repair computer control systems found on modern automobiles.
  • Diagnose, service and repair various emission control systems found on modern automobiles.
Required Courses (20 units) Units
AUT-6A Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUT-8A Automotive Engine Performance I 4
AUT-8B Automotive Engine Performance 2 4
AUT-8C Automotive Emission Controls 4
AUT-50 Automotive Principles 4

Associate of Science Degree
The Associate of Science Degree in Automotive Engine Performance Specialist will be awarded upon completion of the degree requirements, including general education and other graduation requirements as described in the college catalog.