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Master Automobile Service TechnologyCertificates

Certificates are an alternative to a degree program that allow you to explore a subject or build new career skills. Aims offers 12 automotive certificate programs that cover various automotive service skills. These certificates can also serve as a starting point to begin an automotive repair degree program at Aims.

Automotive Service Technician Certificate

This certificate program teaches you all of the core skills needed to become an automotive service technician from the associate of applied science in automotive technology degree program, minus the general education requirements. Learn essential automotive systems and how to repair them, including transmissions, brakes, steering and electrical.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements:
row First Semester
required

Covers safety instruction in the shop and on the automobile. Emphasis on the proper use and care of test equipment, precision measuring and machining equipment, gaskets, adhesives, tubing, wiring, jacks, presses, and cleaning equipment and techniques. Differential tuition rates apply. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
required
2
required

Covers diagnostics, test procedures, and repair to automotive foundation braking system. This course also introduces the components, types of Antilock Braking Systems (ABS), and traction control systems of current vehicles. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program accreditation requirements. . Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 1010 with a grade of "C" or better.

2
required
2
required
1
required
2
required
0 to 6
(Students must take 1 credit in ASE 170.) (Students must take 1 credit of ASE 1070.)
Total Credits 12
row Second Semester
required
2
required
2
required
2
required
2
required
2
required
1
required
1
Total Credits 12
row Third Semester
required
3
required
3
required
3
required
2
Total Credits 11
row Fourth Semester
required
2
required
2
required

Covers the operation and theory of the modern automotive braking systems including the operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of the anti-lock braking systems and power assist units. This course also covers the machining operations of today's automobile brake systems. This course meets AST/MAST requirements. . Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 1011 with a grade of "C" or better

2
required
3
required
3
Total Credits 12
row Fifth Semester
required
3
required
2
Total Credits 5
Total Credits for Automotive Service Technician Certificate 52

Brakes Certificate

Learn the basics of how automobile brakes work and how to repair them and apply your skills in an auto shop lab course. Study auto shop safety, disc and drum friction assemblies, basic hydraulic braking systems, anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and traction control systems.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Covers safety instruction in the shop and on the automobile. Emphasis on the proper use and care of test equipment, precision measuring and machining equipment, gaskets, adhesives, tubing, wiring, jacks, presses, and cleaning equipment and techniques. Differential tuition rates apply. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
required
2
required

Covers diagnostics, test procedures, and repair to automotive foundation braking system. This course also introduces the components, types of Antilock Braking Systems (ABS), and traction control systems of current vehicles. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program accreditation requirements. . Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 1010 with a grade of "C" or better.

2
required
0 to 6
(Students must take 1 credit in ASE 170.) (Students must take 1 credit of ASE 1070.)
Total Credits for Brakes Certificate 7

Advanced Brakes Certificate

This automotive certificate program includes all of the courses from the Brakes Certificate, with an additional course that goes into greater depth about power braking systems. Learn auto shop safety, disc and drum friction assemblies, basic hydraulic braking systems, anti-lock braking systems (ABS), traction control and power assist units.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Covers safety instruction in the shop and on the automobile. Emphasis on the proper use and care of test equipment, precision measuring and machining equipment, gaskets, adhesives, tubing, wiring, jacks, presses, and cleaning equipment and techniques. Differential tuition rates apply. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
required
2
required

Covers diagnostics, test procedures, and repair to automotive foundation braking system. This course also introduces the components, types of Antilock Braking Systems (ABS), and traction control systems of current vehicles. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program accreditation requirements. . Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 1010 with a grade of "C" or better.

2
required
0 to 6
(Students must take 1 credit in ASE 170.) (Students must take 1 credit of ASE 1070.)
required

Covers the operation and theory of the modern automotive braking systems including the operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of the anti-lock braking systems and power assist units. This course also covers the machining operations of today's automobile brake systems. This course meets AST/MAST requirements. . Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 1011 with a grade of "C" or better

2
Total Credits for Advanced Brakes Certificate 9

Electrical Certificate

Learn about automotive electrical systems and how to troubleshoot and repair them, along with a lab course to apply your skills. Gain skills in basic auto electricity, electrical safety systems, and starting and charging systems.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Covers safety instruction in the shop and on the automobile. Emphasis on the proper use and care of test equipment, precision measuring and machining equipment, gaskets, adhesives, tubing, wiring, jacks, presses, and cleaning equipment and techniques. Differential tuition rates apply. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
required
2
required
1
required
2
required
0 to 6
(Students must take 1 credit in ASE 170.) (Students must take 1 credit of ASE 1070)
Total Credits for Electrical Certificate 8

Advanced Electrical Certificate

This automotive certificate program includes all of the courses from the Electrical Certificate, with an additional class on diesel electrical systems. Gain skills in basic auto electricity, electrical safety systems, and starting and charging systems for standard and diesel automobiles.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Covers safety instruction in the shop and on the automobile. Emphasis on the proper use and care of test equipment, precision measuring and machining equipment, gaskets, adhesives, tubing, wiring, jacks, presses, and cleaning equipment and techniques. Differential tuition rates apply. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
required
2
required
1
required
2
required
0 to 6
(Students must take 1 credit in ASE 1070.) (Students must take 1 credit of ASE 1070.)
required
3
Total Credits for Advanced Electrical Certificate 11

Automatic Transmission Certificate

Study how automatic transmissions and transaxles work and how to repair them. Gain hands-on skills in auto shop safety, hydraulics, electronics, power flow, transmission and transaxle removal and replacement and more.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Covers safety instruction in the shop and on the automobile. Emphasis on the proper use and care of test equipment, precision measuring and machining equipment, gaskets, adhesives, tubing, wiring, jacks, presses, and cleaning equipment and techniques. Differential tuition rates apply. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
required
0 to 6
(Students must take 1 credit in ASE 170.) (Students must take 1 credit of ASE 1070.)
required
1
required
3
required
2
Total Credits for Automatic Transmission Certificate 9

Manual Transmission and Drive Trains Certificate

This automotive technology certificate program covers manual transmission systems and repair. Study manual drivetrains and axle shafts, transaxles and clutches and apply what you learn in an auto shop lab course.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Covers safety instruction in the shop and on the automobile. Emphasis on the proper use and care of test equipment, precision measuring and machining equipment, gaskets, adhesives, tubing, wiring, jacks, presses, and cleaning equipment and techniques. Differential tuition rates apply. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
required
2
required
2
required
3
required
2
required
1
required
0 to 6
(Students must take 1 credit in ASE 170.) (Students must take 1 credit of ASE 1070.)
required
0 to 6
(Students must take 1 credit in ASE 171.) (Students must take 1 credit of ASE 1071.)
Total Credits for Manual Transmissions & Drive Trains Certificate 14

Engine Mechanical Certificate

Learn how automobile engines work and how to repair them with a hands-on lab course in the Aims auto shop. Study cylinder head, valve-train and cooling components, learn how to disassemble and rebuild an engine, and gain skills in engine sealing and repair techniques.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Covers safety instruction in the shop and on the automobile. Emphasis on the proper use and care of test equipment, precision measuring and machining equipment, gaskets, adhesives, tubing, wiring, jacks, presses, and cleaning equipment and techniques. Differential tuition rates apply. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
required
2
required
4
required
2
required
0 to 6
(Students must take 1 credit in ASE 170.) (Students must take 1 credit of ASE 1070.)
Total Credits for Engine Mechanical Certificate 11

Engine Performance Certificate

In this automotive technology certificate program, you’ll learn how to assess and improve automobile engine performance. Gain skills in general engine diagnosis, emission control systems, computerized engine control systems, fuel injection and exhaust systems, and diagnostic techniques to assess drivability.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Covers safety instruction in the shop and on the automobile. Emphasis on the proper use and care of test equipment, precision measuring and machining equipment, gaskets, adhesives, tubing, wiring, jacks, presses, and cleaning equipment and techniques. Differential tuition rates apply. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
required
2
required
2
required
0 to 6
(Students must take 1 credit in ASE 170.) (Students must take 1 credit of ASE 1070.)
required
3
required
3
required
2
Total Credits for Engine Performance Certificate 15

Heating & Air Conditioning Certificate

Learn about automotive heating and air conditioning systems and get hands-on lab experience in the auto shop. Gain skills in the diagnosis and service of vehicle heating and air conditioning systems and their components.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Covers safety instruction in the shop and on the automobile. Emphasis on the proper use and care of test equipment, precision measuring and machining equipment, gaskets, adhesives, tubing, wiring, jacks, presses, and cleaning equipment and techniques. Differential tuition rates apply. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
required
0 to 6
(Students must take 1 credit in ASE 170.) (Students must take 1 credit of ASE 1070.
required
1
required
3
Total Credits for Heating & Air Conditioning Certificate 7

Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate

This automotive technology certificate program covers everything you need to know to perform maintenance and light repairs on automobiles. Learn basic automotive systems and how to diagnose and repair them, including brakes, electrical, starting and charging systems, engines, emissions, suspension and steering, drive trains, transmissions and HVAC.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements:
row First Semester
required

Covers safety instruction in the shop and on the automobile. Emphasis on the proper use and care of test equipment, precision measuring and machining equipment, gaskets, adhesives, tubing, wiring, jacks, presses, and cleaning equipment and techniques. Differential tuition rates apply. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
required
2
required

Covers diagnostics, test procedures, and repair to automotive foundation braking system. This course also introduces the components, types of Antilock Braking Systems (ABS), and traction control systems of current vehicles. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program accreditation requirements. . Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 1010 with a grade of "C" or better.

2
required
2
required
1
required
2
required
0 to 6
(Students must take 1 credit in ASE 170.) (Students must take 1 credit of ASE 1070)
Total Credits 12
row Second Semester
required
2
required
2
required
2
required
2
required
2
required
1
required
1
Total Credits 12
Total Credits for Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate 24

Steering and Suspension Certificate

Study automotive steering and suspension systems and learn how to diagnose and repair them. Gain skills in power steering systems, SRS service and different alignment types and procedures.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Covers safety instruction in the shop and on the automobile. Emphasis on the proper use and care of test equipment, precision measuring and machining equipment, gaskets, adhesives, tubing, wiring, jacks, presses, and cleaning equipment and techniques. Differential tuition rates apply. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
required
2
required
2
required
0 to 6
(Students must take 1 credit in ASE 170.) (Students must take 1 credit of ASE 1070.)
required
3
Total Credits for Steering & Suspension Certificate 10