Program Goals and Outcomes

Auto mechanic goals and career outcomes

The online automotive repair training program can prepare students for work as automotive service technicians and mechanics in repair shops and dealerships. The program also prepares students to sit for the ASE certification exams.

Automotive Repair Technician

Career Diploma 10-14 mo As low as $59/mo
800-275-4410 (9AM - 9PM EST)

Program Goal

To prepare students to enter the automotive repair field by studying the major automotive systems, the procedures for servicing those systems, diagnosing customer concerns, and suggesting service solutions to those concerns while working toward ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) certification.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Recognize the steps necessary to attain certification in the automotive repair field, and identify automotive systems
  • Recognize engine components that make up the lower-end assembly, and describe how the systems and parts work together to make a vehicle run
  • Recognize engine components that make up the upper-end assembly, and describe how the systems and parts work together to make a vehicle run
  • Recognize safety procedures that should be followed in an automotive repair shop, and list the various hand tools and specialized tools used when working with automotive systems
  • Describe how to perform basic automotive preventative maintenance and routine service procedures to include an engine oil change
  • Apply basic mathematical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and interpret the meaning of basic physics concepts of mechanics, forces, thermodynamics, heat, electricity, and magnetism to solve math-related problems
  • Identify and interpret the construction and operation of gasoline engines and explain how to diagnose and repair malfunctions in engine components and subsystems
  • Describe the process of removing an engine from a vehicle and performing an engine rebuild
  • Explain basic electrical concepts and units including resistance, voltage, and current and principles of electricity, magnetism, circuits, and wiring diagrams and how they are used to service all automotive electrical and electronic systems to include using a Digital Multimeter (DMM)
  • Describe the principles and functions of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) systems and explain how testing and service procedures are performed on these systems
  • Describe the operation of computerized gasoline-engine controls and performance systems and explain how to diagnose and repair drivability and emissions malfunctions in these systems
  • Identify the components and systems of a hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicle and explain their operation
  • Identify and interpret the operation of hydraulic brake systems and describe how to diagnose and repair malfunctions in all automotive brake systems
  • Identify and interpret the operation of suspension and steering system and describe how to diagnose and repair malfunctions in steering and suspension systems
  • Identify and interpret the construction and operation of manual transmissions/ transaxles, rear axles, drive axles, four-wheel drive units and describe how to rebuild transmissions, transaxles, differentials, transfer cases, and perform in-vehicle routine maintenance, inspections, repairs, and external adjustments
  • Identify and interpret the construction and operation of automatic transmissions and transaxles and describe how to rebuild transmissions/transaxles, perform in-vehicle routine maintenance, inspections, repairs, and external adjustments

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