Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology Certificate program provides practical skills training for students in the maintenance and repair of vehicles. The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). These industry standards are followed throughout the program both in the classroom and with live hands-on projects in the laboratory. Upon completion of the one-year Automotive Technology Certificate program, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyze basic automotive electrical circuits, apply and use skills for brake, suspension, wheels and tires systems, utilize service manuals and diagnostic procedures.

Occupational Objective: Entry-level automotive technician.

  • Use proper tools, equipment and procedures to safely perform repairs.
  • Apply and demonstrate skills to identify and repair defective braking systems.
  • Diagnose and repair steering and suspension problems.
  • Apply skills to perform electrical diagnostics and repair.
  • Express through verbal and written communication in common automotive terminology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate service repair information by many different types of media.
  • Develop essential workplace skills and attributes necessary for an automotive related career.
Estimated Program Costs
Tuition and Fees $2285
Program Fees $925
New Student Fee $15
Books $800
TOTAL $4025

* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

Related Instruction Requirements
Communications WRIT 104 Workplace Communications 3
Health HLTH 106 Focus on Health 1
Human Relations HS 100 Human Relations 1
Mathematics M 111 Technical Mathematics 3
Native American Studies NASX (one course) 1
Technology CAPP (one course) 1
Total Related Instruction credits required for certificate 10
Automotive Technician Certificate Program of Study
AUTO 110 Shop Orientation 2
AUTO 120 Chassis I 4
AUTO 121 Chassis II 4
AUTO 140 Electrical I 4
AUTO 141 Electrical II 4
WLDG 105 Introduction to Welding 2
Total Program of Study Credits required for certificate 20
Total credits required for certificate 30

*Due to the small number of students in FPCC programs, numbers have been withheld to preserve Fort Peck Community College students’ confidentiality.