• 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.

    Program Outcomes

    Program outcomes include the skills for entry-level employment in the industry as auto technicians maintaining and repairing passenger cars and light trucks, including automatic and manual transmission rebuilding and service, drive axle service and repair, transfer case service and repair, front-end repair and alignment, and starting and charging system repair. 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.

    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

    • Complete the following requirements.

    • AM-121 General Auto Repair I 
      AM-129 Electrical Systems 
      AM-245 Automatic Transmission Systems 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • AM-131 Chassis Systems 
      AM-122 General Auto Repair II 
      WLD-102 Introduction to Welding 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • AM-123 General Auto Repair III 
      AM-228 Service Shop Management 
      AM-235 Power Transmission Systems 
  • Contact our Automotive Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3047

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