• Under Car Technician - Manual Transmission

    Career Pathway Certificate

    Program code: CC.UNDERCARTECMAN

    The Under Car Technician - Manual 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 A3, A4, A5, 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.


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

    • understand and perform basic repairs to automotive electrical systems,
    • 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,
    • demonstrate and perform testing and servicing on all hybrid systems,
    • perform inspections on major automotive systems, including steering, suspension, and brakes,
    • diagnose, repair, or rebuild manual transmissions, transfer cases, and differentials in front, rear, and all wheel drive vehicles.


    Manual transmission technician, front-end and alignment technician, brake 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


    FALL TERM Credits

    AM-121 General Auto Repair I 3

    AM-129 Electrical Systems 7

    AM-130 Brake Systems 7

    WINTER TERM Credits

    AM-122 General Auto Repair II 3

    AM-131 Chassis Systems 7

    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-130 Aligns with ASE A5 Brakes

    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 Automobile Service Consultant

    Information from the 2015-2016 catalog.

  • Contact our Automotive Department

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

    Call us: 503-594-3047