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The Certificate in Automotive Technology prepares students for entry into the automotive service field as technicians. Graduates are qualified for various technical level positions in manufacturing or developmental laboratories, diagnostic centers, specialized repair shops and sales. Graduates are also prepared for self-employment. This certificate is designed for students to complete in one year, if they begin in the fall semester.
Instruction in the program includes fuel systems, electrical systems, analysis of engines, suspension systems and wheel alignment. Students have the opportunity to develop diagnostic and mechanical competency in the automotive field. Courses in this certificate prepare students to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification test.
Students attend classes at the Raritan Valley Community College main campus and at RVCC’s instructional site in Bridgewater (RVCC @ Bridgewater). Students completing this certificate can transfer their credits into either the AAS Automotive Technology program or the AAS Technical Studies program.
Graduates are able to:
• demonstrate the skills necessary to diagnose and repair various automotive systems
• demonstrate the usage of various pieces of service and repair equipment being utilized in the automotive service field
• demonstrate an understanding of the different systems being used in the modern automobile
• locate service repair information, using both print and PC-based technical service information, as required in the modern automotive repair shop/dealer