LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 25, 2024  
LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology - Automotive Fundamentals, CD

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The Automotive Technology- Automotive Fundamentals Program is designed to prepare students for the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification Exams and employment in the Automotive Repair Industry. The Program offers hands-on training taught by ASE Certified Instructors.

The Automotive Fundamentals CD Diploma concentrates on the following ASE Certification Areas: G-1 Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair, A-1 Engine Repair, A-6 Electrical/ Electronic Systems, A-8 Engine Performance.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Automotive Technology program website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Trades & Technical Studies pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map.


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate achievement of a passing performance on the ASE G-1 Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Certification Exam
  2. Demonstrate achievement of a passing performance on the ASE A-1 Engine Repair Certification Exam
  3. Demonstrate achievement of a passing performance on the ASE A-6 Electrical/ Electronic Systems Certification Exam
  4. Demonstrate achievement of a passing performance on the ASE A-8 Engine Performance Repair Certification Exam
  5. Use a scan tool or diagnostic equipment to identify faults within vehicle operating systems
  6. Choose the appropriate test procedure(s) for fault diagnosis in an electrically/ electronically controlled vehicle systems.

First Semester

Choice Points

  • Enter the job market or continue work on the Automotive Technology - Automotive Fundamentals Credit Diploma or Trades & Technical Studies AAS.


  • Completion of Automotive Technology - Automotive Fudamentals Credit Diploma.

Semester Total: 16 Credits

Program Comments

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. The potential jobs listed below may require some work experience after graduation. Possible careers in or related to Automotive Technology include automotive technicians in dealerships as well as independent and franchise shops.

Additional information on careers in Automotive Technology is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/ university and program to which they plan to transfer.

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