Automotive Certificate in Manual Transmission and Drivetrain

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 Manual Drive Train and Axles (ASE A-3) exam.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Diagnose automotive manual trans/transaxle and drivetrain systems Interpret machining specifications and determine repair procedures.
  • Diagnose and repair manual trans/transaxle to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specification.
  • Interpret computer control diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s).
  • Comply with all laws and regulations on disposal of materials and waste products.

Class Requirements


ENGL 109 English Review BLDG 115 Trades Math (3)
ATEC 111L Introduction to Automotive Service (2)
ATEC 112L Engine Repair (4)
ATEC 116L Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems I (4)
ATEC 206L Manual Transmission Transaxle Differential (4)