Automotive Fundamentals (Diploma)

Program Description

The Automotive Fundamentals diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical applications necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Automotive Fundamentals diploma that qualifies them as entry-level technicians.

Program Details

  • Location: Flint River and Griffin Campuses, Henry Center
  • Major Code: AF12
  • Award Level: Diploma
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 3 terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 40

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Additional Costs

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks

  • Tools (suggested/not required) $500 and up
  • Equipment/supplies (suggested/not required) $70 and up
  • Other required out-services
  • EPA certification in mobile air conditioning servicing $20
  • (Must be achieved before students complete AUTT 1060, Climate Control)

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See program advisor for any questions.

Note: AUTT 1010 must be completed with a grade of a C or better before entering AUTT 1020.

Program Courses Credits

First Term
AUTT 1010—Automotive Technology Introduction 2
AUTT 1020—Automotive Electrical Systems 7
AUTT 1030—Automotive Brake Systems 4
Choose One: (Required)
COLL 1500—College Success and Career Exploration OR 3
COMP 1000—Introduction to Computers
Second Term
AUTT 1040—Automotive Engine Performance 7
AUTT 1050—Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 4
EMPL 1000—Interpersonal Relations and Prof. Development 2
Third Term
AUTT 1060—Automotive Climate Control Systems 5
MATH 1012—Foundations of Mathematics 3
ENGL 1010—Fundamentals of English I 3

Program Advisor
Monte McCraw

Wade Finch

Allen McChargue

Career and Academic Planning
CAP Center
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
Flint Campus
Room 250A