• Under Car Technician–Automatic Transmission

    Career Pathway Certificate

    The Under Car Technician–Automatic Transmission Program combines the initial courses of the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Automotive Service Technology degree to provide the student with an opportunity to gain entry level employment. This alternate first-year schedule offers accelerated employment qualification for the student. These courses train the student in the skills necessary to earn certification from Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in the specified areas of A2, A3, A4, and C1, as described in the ASE Alignment Section. Coursework also qualifies the student to earn American Welding Society (AWS) certification. The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence requires two years of documented time in trade before testing, and this nine month program is awarded 4.5 months equivalency. The AWS requires one year of documented time in trade before testing. These classes comprise an alternate first year schedule of our AAS degree in Automotive Service Technology. They focus on one skill set necessary for employment within the automotive service industry.

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES

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

    • understand and perform basic repairs to automotive electrical systems,
    • perform inspections on major automotive systems, including steering, suspension, and brakes;
    • diagnose, service, and repair front and rear suspensions of different designs;
    • demonstrate and perform testing and servicing on all hybrid systems,
    • rebuild manual and automatic transmissions, for both front and rear wheel drive vehicles;
    • diagnose, service, test and repair modern automotive brake systems, including ABS and traction control/vehicle stability systems;
    • diagnose, service, and repair front and rear suspensions of different designs.

    CAREERS

    Manual transmission technician, automatic transmission technician, front-end and alignment technician, drive axle specialist, four wheel drive service technician, apprentice technician, and service writer.

    For information, contact David Bradley, Automotive Department Chair, 503-594-3051 or bradleyd@clackamas.edu

    Under Car Technician—Automatic Transmission Career Pathway Certificate

    FALL TERM Credits

    AM-121 General Auto Repair I 3

    AM-129 Electrical Systems 7

    AM-245 Automatic Transmission Systems 7

    WINTER TERM Credits

    AM-131 Chassis Systems 7

    AM-122 General Auto Repair II 3

    WLD-102 Introduction to Welding

    or AB-112 Collision Repair Welding I 2

    SPRING TERM Credits

    AM-123 General Auto Repair III 3

    AM-228 Service Shop Management 4

    AM-235 Power Transmission Systems 7

    Credits required for certificate 43

    ASE Alignment

    AM-245 aligns with ASE A2 Automatic Transmission/ Transaxle

    AM-131 aligns with ASE A4 Suspension and Steering

    AM-235 aligns with ASE A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles

    AM-228 aligns with ASE C1 Automotive Service Consultant

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    Call us: 503-594-3047

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