Automotive Technology

Maintenance & Light Repair

Certificate

The Maintenance and Light Repair 1 Year Certificate (MLR) program qualifies students for entry level employment in the auto maintenance industry and related fields. This certificate program meets the NATEF General Service Technician (GST) requirements.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Certificate Full Time: 3
Part Time: Part Time Option Not Available
54.0

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no entry requirements for this program.

  • Inspect, service, diagnose, repair, or replace each of the major systems in various types of vehicles.
  • Locate sources, estimate costs and explain repair or service
  • Handle customer needs, complaints, questions and special challenges.
  • Demonstrate computer competency by accessing data and documentation used for repair and apply manufacturer's specifications in repair or replacement.
  • Work safely and responsibly within all shop safety and environmental guidelines and standards.
  • Demonstrate ability to pass the ASE test required for ASEEF certification
  • Communicate and document service records.
  • Compute costs, time and measurements.
  • Work independently and in groups to service, repair, test and maintain vehicles.
  • Use technology to test vehicles. Work with accuracy, dependability, proficiency and in a timely manner, when servicing and repairing vehicles.

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Full Time

Quarter 1
  • Credits :18.0
  • Resident Student Cost : $1,539.24
  • Non-Resident Student Cost : $1,691.30
  • International Student Cost : $3,375.94
  • Resident BAS Student Cost : $2,237.34
  • Non-Resident BAS Student Cost : $2,389.40
  • International BAS Student Cost : $6,237.70
Quarter 2
  • Credits :18.0
  • Resident Student Cost : $1,539.24
  • Non-Resident Student Cost : $1,691.30
  • International Student Cost : $3,375.94
  • Resident BAS Student Cost : $2,237.34
  • Non-Resident BAS Student Cost : $2,389.40
  • International BAS Student Cost : $6,237.70
Quarter 3
  • Credits :18.0
  • Resident Student Cost : $1,539.24
  • Non-Resident Student Cost : $1,691.30
  • International Student Cost : $3,375.94
  • Resident BAS Student Cost : $2,237.34
  • Non-Resident BAS Student Cost : $2,389.40
  • International BAS Student Cost : $6,237.70

Part Time

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements.


Coursework

Course Course ID Credits Availability

This introductory course covers skills required by the ASE Education Foundation including electrical theory; testing circuits using a multimeter; diagnosing electrical system problems using schematics and component locators; Testing battery, starting and charging systems on vehicles including safety procedures. Prereqs: Placement into ENGL 105 and MATH 110. Coreqs: MVM 100, MVM 102, MATH 110.

AUT 100 6.0

Steering and suspension theory, diagnosis and repair or replace including but not limited to chassis design, wheel bearings, steering and suspension components function and construction. Prereqs: MVM 100, MVM 102, AUT 100. Coreqs: AUT 124.

AUT 122 4.0

Tire and wheel construction, materials, application, remove & install, balance, diagnosis and repair. Performing a 4 wheel alignment, understanding all the components on the vehicle and road conditions that can affect alignment. Repair or replacement of those components on the vehicle as well as how aftermarket components can affect ride and safety of the vehicle. Prereqs: MVM 100, MVM 102, AUT 100. Coreqs: AUT 122.

AUT 124 4.0

This course covers all of the components of disc brake, drum brake and mixed systems. We cover how each component works both in theory and in reality in the shop. We teach how to service, diagnose and to repair or replace each of the components. Prereq: MVM 100, MVM 102, AUT 100. Coreqs: AUT 127.

AUT 126 3.0

Covers operation, diagnosis and service of disc brakes, power brakes and ABS brake components. Prereq: MVM 100, MVM 102, AUT 100. Coreqs: AUT 126.

AUT 127 4.0

Students will study the basic operation of automotive gas and diesel engines, diagnosing their condition by disassembling various types of current model engines.Note: AUT 128, 130 and 132 must be taken concurrently.

AUT 128 4.0

Covers engine disassembly, cleaning of engine parts, inspection and measuring of engine components, cylinder head rebuilding, overhauling engine blocks and reassembly of an automotive engine. Prereq: MVM 100, MVM 102, AUT 100. Coreqs: AUT 128, AUT 132, AUT 134.

AUT 130 8.0

Contents include: automotive drivability theory, diagnosing drivability problems, as well as removal, repair and installation of drivability compomemts from vehicles. In addition, the function and construction of each component as well as its diagnosis ad service procedures will be covered. Instruction in safety, environmental awareness, human relations and leadership are taught as an integral part of this unit of study.Note: MVM 100, MVM 102, AUT 100 and AUT 134 must be taken concurrently.

AUT 134 3.0

This course focuses on skills required by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) including safety; nomenclature of components and parts; preventive maintenance; tools and equipment; repair manuals; parts and time estimating guides; fasteners and equipment; and how they relate to the automotive industry. Prereqs: Placement into ENGL 105 and MATH 110. Coreqs: AUT 100, MVM 102, MATH 110.

MVM 100 3.0

This course builds on MVM 100 to meet Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASEEF) standards by covering vehicle inspection; lube, oil and filter; cooling system; belts and hoses; heating and air conditioning system; driveshaft; manual and automatic transmission service and using a scan tool to retrieve diagnostic trouble codes (DTC). Coreqs: MVM100, AUT100, MATH110 or above.

MVM 102 6.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

Covers skills and strategies needed to meet writing demands in college and on the job. Prereq: Satisfactory performance on English placement test. Fee(s) and meeting dates dependent on section choice, read http://sites.southseattle.edu/online/welcome-letter and email instructor. Find your instructor's email at: http://www.seattlecolleges.com/DISTRICT/employeedirectory/directorysearch.aspx

ENGL 105 3.0

Emphasis on applications of mathematics to vocational and technical courses. Prereq: Satisfactory performance on Math placement test. Section 70: online fee; email instructor and read http://sites.southseattle.edu/online/welcome-letter. Find your instructor's email at: http://www.seattlecolleges.com/DISTRICT/employeedirectory/directorysearch.aspx

MATH 110 3.0

Covers dynamics of workplace organizations. Theory and concepts include major topics: communication, conflict, leadership, group process, ethics and management. Primarily for vocational students. Section 70 online fee, contact instructor and read http://sites.southseattle.edu/online/welcome-letter Find your instructor's email at: http://www.seattlecolleges.com/district/employeedirectory/directorysearch.aspx PREREQ: ENGL 105; ASSET: 43 W, 43 R; COMPASS: 68 W, 81 R

PSYC 240 3.0