2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jan 21, 2021  
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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. Students will be provided opportunities 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.

The Automotive Fundamentals diploma program is offered only during the evening schedule. Prerequisite: Students encouraged to acquire a personal set of hand tools.

Students may become certified by taking the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification tests administered in eight areas by ACT (American College Testing). (Program Length: 4 Semesters)

View the Automotive Diploma Program Fact Sheet for additional information.

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities include but are not limited to a general automotive technician, basic automotive service technician, brake and front end specialist, air conditioning and electrical specialist, computer systems specialist, engine performance specialist, service advisor, service writer, and parts attendant.

Regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education require institutions that participate in the Title IV student financial assistance programs to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs, two years earlier, that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). Click here to review current Gwinnett Technical College data for the Automotive Fundamentals diploma.


Essential General Education Courses (8 Credits)

Auto Electrical Course Option

(must complete 7 credits)

Auto Engine Performance Course Option

(must complete 7 credits)

Total Hours: 39