• Under Hood Technician

    Career Pathway Certificate

    The Under Hood Technician 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 A1, A6, A7, A8, C1, and L1, 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 engine repair, engine performance, electrical/electronic systems repair, diagnostics, and heating and air conditioning. 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

    Diagnostic tune-up technician, electrical and electronics specialist, air conditioning service technician, apprentice technician, and service writer.

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

    Under Hood Technician

    • Complete the following requirements.

    • AM-121 General Auto Repair I 
      AM-129 Electrical Systems 
      WLD-102 Introduction to Welding 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • AM-122 General Auto Repair II 
      AM-243 Fuel & Emission Control Systems 
      AM-244 Advanced Electrical Systems 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • AM-224 Comfort Systems 
      AM-133 Engine Systems 
      AM-228 Service Shop Management 
  • Contact our Automotive Department

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

    Call us: 503-594-3047

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