Certificate in Automotive Engine Repair

Successful completion of this certificate provides the skills and training needed to earn an entry-level position at an automotive maintenance repair facility. Courses included in the certificate prepare students to pass the Automotive Service Excellence Maintenance Engine Repair (ASE A-1).

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Diagnose automotive engine operating system.
  • Diagnose and interpret machining specifications and determine corrective repair operations.
  • Diagnose, repair, and assemble engines to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications.
  • Interpret computer control diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs).
  • Comply with all laws and regulations on the disposal of materials and waste products.

Class Requirements


ATEC 111L Introduction to Automotive (2)

ATEC 112L Engine Repair (4)

ATEC 116L Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems I (4)

ATEC 150L Automotive Computer System Management I (4)

BLDG 115 Trades Mathematics (3)


MATH 119 Applications of Mathematics for

Non-science Majors (3) or higher

ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3)


ENGL 119 Professional Communication (3)

Campus Closed: Spring Break

SFCC will be closed March 18-24. The Higher Education Center will only be open for NMHU classes.

No on- or off-campus classes or activities will be held, and no labs or other student services will be available.

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