Automotive Engine Repair Technician (AE61)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Vidalia

The Automotive Engine Repair Technician Certificate program provides the student with entry-level automotive engine repair skills. Topics include basic shop safety, basic electrical/electronic diagnosis, principles of engine operation, basic engine diagnosis, and basic engine repair procedures.

The standard curriculum for the Automotive Engine Repair Technician Certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program in any semester term in which any of the three (3) required courses are offered. The program may be completed in as little as one (1) semester and no more than two (2) semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 15 credit hours.


  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

  • Tuition/Fees: $1,519
  • Books/Supplies: $500
Curriculum Outline (15 hours)
Occupational Courses (15 hours) 15
AUTT 1010

(Prerequisite: Provisional Admission) Introduces basic concepts and practices necessary for safe and effective automotive shop operations. Topics include: safety procedures; legal/ethical responsibilities; general service; hand tools; shop organization, management, and work flow systems. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of fluids.

AUTT 1020

(Prerequisite: None) (Co-requisites: AUTT 1010) Introduces automotive electricity, emphasizes the basic principles, diagnosis, and service/repair of batteries, starting systems, starting system components, alternators and regulators, lighting system, gauges, horn, wiper/washer, and accessories.   A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of electrical components.

AUTT 2010

(Prerequisite: None) (Co-requisites: AUTT 1010) This course introduces the students to automotive engine theory and repair, placing emphasis on inspection, testing, and diagnostic techniques for both 2 cycle and 4 cycle internal combustion engines. Topics include general engine diagnosis; removal and reinstallation; cylinder heads and valve trains diagnosis and repair; engine blocks assembly diagnosis and repair, lubrication and cooling systems diagnosis and repair.


Automotive Technology Instructor
Vidalia Campus - Southeastern Early College & Career Academy (SECCA)

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