Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair, Certificate of Achievement

This program provides students with the skills and knowledge required to obtain an entry-level position as a technician in the automotive service and repair industry.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Perform routine maintenance on a modern vehicle at the professional level.
  • Perform basic service and repairs on modern automotive braking systems.
  • Perform basic service and repairs on modern automotive steering and suspension systems.
  • Develop professional work habits that promote a safe, productive and environmentally conscious work environment.
  • Identify professional habits and apply these to promote themselves and the quality of their work.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
AUTO 100Introduction to Automotive Technology4
AUTO 102Basic Automotive Electricity and Electronics4
AUTO 106Automotive Brake Systems and Safety Inspection4
AUTO 111Automotive Steering and Suspension4
AUTO 162Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Trade Experience 2
or WORK 99 Career-Focused Work Experience
Total Units18

Note: WORK 99 may be offered for 0.5-4.0 units. 2.0 Units of WORK 99 are required to satisfy the work experience certificate requirement. 

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

 Suggested Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
AUTO 100 Introduction to Automotive Technology 4
AUTO 102 Basic Automotive Electricity and Electronics 4
AUTO 162
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Trade Experience
or Career-Focused Work Experience
AUTO 106 Automotive Brake Systems and Safety Inspection 4
AUTO 111 Automotive Steering and Suspension 4
 Total Units18

Ready to Work!MPC “Ready to Work” Career Education programs offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills needed for employment and job advancement.

All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.

Additional resources are available through MPC’s Career & Transfer Resource Center (CTRC). The CTRC offers career resources, workshops, guidance and referrals. Visit the CTRC for support finding online career information and other resources to explore majors, occupations, and employment information.