Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician (AE41)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Vidalia

The Auto Electrical/Electrical Systems Technician Certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair basic electrical/electronic automotive systems as an entry-level technician. Topics covered include automotive shop safety, electrical theory and circuit diagnosis, automotive batteries, starting and charging systems, instrumentation, lighting, and various vehicle accessories.

The standard curriculum for Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician Certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program in any semester term in which either one (1) or both of the required courses are offered. The program generally takes one (1) semester to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of nine (9) 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: $1,009
  • Books/Supplies: $500
Curriculum Outline (9 hours)
Occupational Courses (9 hours) 9
AUTT 1010

(Prerequisite: None) This course 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) This course introduces automotive electrical systems emphasizing the basic operating principles, diagnosis, and service/repair of batteries, starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems, instrument cluster and driver information systems, and body electrical systems. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of electrical components.


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

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