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Auto Services Technology
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BYU-Idaho + BYU-Pathway

The auto services technology certificate provides students with marketable skills in automotive operation, maintenance, and diagnosis and repair to be taken to the workplace or applied to an automotive degree.

This certificate is offered by BYU-Idaho, with support and resources from BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

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Essential Knowledge and Skills

Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the operation of automotive systems and components.
  • Apply logical processes to diagnose mechanical and electrical faults.
  • Use correct procedures for quality repair and maintenance.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and integrity on teams.
  • Show proficiency with professional certification exams.
Certificate of Auto Services Technology
Program Requirements
This certificate builds into the Professional Studies degree.
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Certificate
14 CREDITS
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Associate
60 CREDITS
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Bachelor's
120 CREDITS
Certificate of Auto Services Technology
Course Code
Course Name
# of Credits
AUTO125
Introduction to Automotive Technology
1
AUTO125 — 1 credits
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Introduction to Automotive Technology
This is an online course that is required for all automotive majors, but open to students of other majors. It is designed to introduce students to some of the foundational principles and knowledge required to be successful in other automotive courses.
AUTO131
Electrical Systems
2
AUTO131 — 2 credits
x
Electrical Systems
This course is an introduction to basic electrical principles and systems. Students will learn how to use test equipment to diagnose and repair electrical circuit faults. They will also study batteries, starting systems, and charging systems.
AUTO132
Engine Performance
2
AUTO132 — 2 credits
x
Engine Performance
This course will introduce students to internal combustion engines and the systems that support them. Students will learn to perform engine condition tests and how to evaluate, diagnose, and repair issues with the fuel, ignition, cooling, and lubrications systems.
AUTO155
Chassis Systems
2
AUTO155 — 2 credits
x
Chassis Systems
In this course, students will learn the theory of operation, diagnosis, service and repair procedures of automotive chassis (steering, suspension, and braking) systems.
AUTO201
Drive Trains
2
AUTO201 — 2 credits
x
Drive Trains
This is a course that focuses on theories of operation, diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of automotive drive train systems. Students will learn about and gain experience with manual transmissions/transaxles, clutch assemblies, differential axles, drive shafts/u-joints, and four wheel drive and all-wheel drive systems.
AUTO231
Vehicle Electronics
2
AUTO231 — 2 credits
x
Vehicle Electronics
In this course, students will learn how computer controls affect the operation of the electrical systems in modern automobiles. They will learn how various sensors, actuators, and electronic control units work. They will learn about network communications between the components. Students will be able to test, diagnose, and repair the various electrical systems ranging from power windows and heated seats to instrument clusters and driver information systems.
GS170
Career Development
1
GS170 — 1 credits
x
Career Development
In this course, learners will discover and strengthen the skills they need to successfully obtain or improve employment. Students will focus on creating professional documents (e.g., resumes and cover letters), networking, interviewing, and job shadowing.
AUTO232
Engine Management Systems
2
AUTO232 — 2 credits
x
Engine Management Systems
In this course, students will become familiar with how sensors, actuators, and electronic control units work together to optimize engine performance. They will learn how to use scan tools to become more proficient at testing and diagnosing faults. Students will also reinforce engine condition testing and understanding of fuel, ignition, cooling, and lubrication systems.
For questions about this program, contact BYU-Pathway Support
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Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
  • Automobile Repair Technician
  • Service Advisor

Why choose this certificate?

Training in auto services technology will give you the experience in automotive repair and maintenance needed for this highly technical field. It will also improve your ability to locate, inspect and remove auto parts, identify electrical or other issues, and prepare you with the certification exam skills and teamwork needed to hold employment in the automotive industry. You will be qualified to maintain and service vehicles, and conduct business with customers in a knowledgeable and professional manner.

BYU-Pathway has found that certain combinations of certificates lead to better job opportunities. Most degrees have a recommended plan of certificates that will help students increase their income and improve their employment possibilities.