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2023-2024 College Catalog 
  
2023-2024 College Catalog

Automotive Service Technology, Certificate


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This program is designed to meet the demand for trained automotive technicians. The student participates in hands-on experiences in testing, troubleshooting and repairing automobiles.

This program is offered in the evening on a part-time basis only.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate, diagnose, and repair various automotive systems.
  • Identify specifications related to the inspection, repair, and adjustment of automotive systems.
  • Use various test equipment to diagnose and repair defects.
  • Identify the basic electrical circuits and diagnose automotive electrical systems.
  • Apply basic electrical theory using wiring diagrams and schematics to diagnose and repair automotive electrical circuits.

First Year


Total Semester Hours: 9


Winter Session


Total Semester Hours: 9


Summer Session


Second Year


Total Program Hours: 36


Developmental Courses


Sussex has embraced a practice of directed self-choice whereby students are encouraged, through guided conversations with an advisor, to best determine their readiness for this course. Students should be aware that Developmental Studies  exist and are available to help strengthen skills and encourage success. Pursuing testing and/or developmental courses is entirely up to the student. Further, testing, though providing a valuable reference point for reflection, does not create for the student an obligation to follow Accuplacer recommendations. 

The exception to this is where students seek enrollment in higher-level math courses. Students wishing to enroll in the following math courses are required to take and adhere to placement guidance from, the Advanced Algebra and Functions test, as part of Accuplacer, through the college’s testing center, for admission into any of the following courses: MATH 110, MATH 112, and MATH 113. Please note, courses in other disciplines may also require advanced mathematics placement. Students should check with their advisor. 

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