Dec 08, 2023  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair: CC (CTE)

Certificate of Completion | 38 credits minimum

Transportation and Related Technology Division
Miller Campus
MATC 203
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-5240
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Professors - Brett Baird, David Read, Norman Brown, Dennis O’Reilly, Ed White, Rob Marlette

Program Description
The one year Certificate of Completion in Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair program is designed to train students in both domestic and imported vehicle mechanics and repairs. It prepares students to enter into the job market as technicians skilled in maintenance and light repair facets of automotive repair.

Prospective auto technicians should be in good physical condition, have above average mechanical aptitude and hand-eye coordination and have problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Career Opportunities
Upon completion of this program, graduates may find employment opportunities as automotive maintenance technicians, steering and suspension and brake technicians, engine repair technicians, and automotive electrical technicians. Most technicians furnish their own hand tools. Skills in automotive diagnosis and repair open the doors to a multitude of jobs throughout the state and nation.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Students who complete the Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Certificate of Completion may continue on to earn the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technician , or an Entrepreneurship Emphasis, or Associate of Science Transfer Emphasis. Upon completion of the AAS or AS options students may transfer to UVU to complete their BS in the Technology Management Program or in Integrated Studies.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:
Tools and Supplies: $2,000
Books: $520

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested schedule, time to completion is two semesters.

Program Entry Requirements
Students may enter into this program Summer, Fall, or Spring semester. Successful completion of AUTO 1010  is required before students can enroll in additional automotive courses.

AUTO 1010  can be taken as concurrent enrollment in High School programs. AUTO 1010  will also be offered in the summer semester and twice during both Fall and Spring semesters.

For information on getting started, please visit

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
2 - Communicate Effectively
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4 - Think Critically and Creatively
5 - Civic Engagement
6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy

Obtain Automotive Engine Repair entry level employment skills in accordance with NATEF standards.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

Obtain Automotive Suspension and Steering entry level employment skills in accordance with NATEF standards.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

Obtain Automotive Brakes entry level employment skills in accordance with NATEF standards.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

Obtain Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems entry level employment skills in accordance with NATEF standards.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

General Education Requirements

Core Skills

Quantitative Studies (QS) 1 course

Communication (CM) 1 course

Human Relations (HR) 1 course


Additional General Education courses are required for students who choose to continue on to the AAS or AS degrees. Additional requirements include English Composition and courses in the Gen Ed Distribution Areas. For course selection, see the School of Technical Specialties Academic Advisor.


A passing grade for all required AUTO courses is a C or higher.

Advising Notes

It is the student’s responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the Program Advisor prior to starting this program. The Program Advisor may be reached the Academic and Career Advising.

The Automotive Technician program offers day and evening classes.

All students enrolled in the program are encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA. This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, social, and employability skills. For more information see: or