Automotive Technology

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
Industrial Technology Division: 313-845-9656,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-112
Faculty Contact
David Tillman: 313-845-6424,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-162M

Program Description


Covers the various systems found on today’s vehicles, including electrical, fuel, ignition, power, and drive train. Course work provides a broad background in numerous fields allied to the automobile industry and provides actual experience to strengthen understanding of the theory learned in the classroom. Laboratory classrooms are equipped with some of the latest equipment, including representative types of engines, chassis, transmissions, rear axles, and considerable testing equipment. This program can be completed individually or applied to the Associate degree in Automotive Technology. Because this certificate transfers into a two-year degree program, it is highly recommended that students complete certificate requirements prior to degree requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate proper use of special tools.
  • Use safety equipment properly.
  • Dissemble, perform critical measurements, resemble, and demonstrate satisfactory operation of components.
  • Perform job specific tasks as required for NATEF accreditation.
  • Demonstrate proper use of tools and equipment commonly found in industry.
  • Research proper service information using common current industry technology.
  • Demonstrate proper care and use of emerging technology tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate proper care and use of alternative energy tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency and understanding of emerging technologies.
Career Opportunities

• Dynamometer Technician
• Parts Manager
• Product Test Technician
• Service Manager
• Service Technician

Transfer Colleges
Davenport University
Eastern Michigan University
Lawrence Technological University
Siena Heights University
University of Michigan - Dearborn
Wayne State University

The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

Degree-Specific Requirements

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours