Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist (Certificate)

Program Description

The Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist certificate program provides students with the skills to enter the automotive industry as an entry level transmission, transaxle, and drive line technician. Topics covered include: shop safety, basic electrical/electronic theory and diagnosis, manual transmission/transaxle operation and diagnosis, automatic transmission/transaxle operation and diagnosis, axles operation and diagnosis, differentials operation and diagnosis, and 4WD/AWD systems operation and diagnosis.

Program Details

  • Location:  Flint River and Griffin Campuses
  • Major Code:  AA71
  • Award Level: TCC
  • Program Entrance Term:  Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program:   2 terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation:  18

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

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 the program advisor for any questions.

Program Courses                                                      Credits

First Term
AUTT 1010—Automotive Technology Introduction 2
AUTT 1020—Automotive Electrical Systems 7
Second Term
AUTT 2020—Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles 4
AUTT 2030—Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 5

Program Advisor
Monte McCraw
Instructor
mccraw@sctech.edu
770-228-7378
Griffin Campus

Wade Finch
Instructor
wfinch@sctech.edu
770-228-7378
Griffin Campus

Allen McChargue
Instructor
amcchargue@sctech.edu
706-646-6149
Flint River Campus

Career and Academic Planning
CAP Center
Career Advisor
@sctech.edu
770-229-3048
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
bridgette.worst@sctech.edu
770-412-5706
Flint Campus
Room 250A