Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog

Automotive Undercar Specialist: CP (SLTC)(CTE)


Certificate of Proficiency | 760 clock hours

Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Description
This Certificate of Proficiency marks the midpoint of the Master Automobile Service Technician Associate of Applied Science Degree. This Automobile Service Excellence-Education Foundation (ASE-EF) Accredited program offers our students technician training encompassing the study and application of automotive systems theory, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair procedures. Where possible, students complete “live work” to gain practical experience and to demonstrate proficiency to industry standards.  

Students receive training at the ASE-EF Master Automobile Service Technician (MAST) level in four ASE automotive disciplines: A1 Engine Repair; A4 Suspension & Steering; A5 Brakes; A7 Heating & Air Conditioning and at the ASE-EF Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) level in four additional areas: A2 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles; A3 Manual Drivetrain & Axles; A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems; A8 Engine Performance.  Technicians who earn ASE certification in each of these eight areas, become ASE Certified Master Technicians. In addition, students are taught industry soft skills by assessing vehicle system damage, completing invoices, parts requisitions, and post repair inspections as part of the “live work” practicum. Ethics, professionalism, safety, and environmental impact are stressed in all areas of training.

Career Opportunities
This Automobile Service Excellence-Education Foundation Accredited program offers students a wide range of career opportunities and career paths in an established and evolving automotive repair industry. Job opportunities are available in, but not limited to: fleet maintenance and repair; car rental agencies; independent and chain repair shops; manufacturer dealership shops; parts and supply distributors; parts remanufacturing shops; and a host of specialty shops.

Transfer/Articulation Information
As a result of the Transfer Articulation Review and Analysis document conclusion (page 10), this program revision is to improve articulation with other USHE institutions. http://i.slcc.edu/research/docs/transfer-articulation-review-and-analysis-20190822.pdf

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Books: Cengage Unlimited (12 Month Access) $180, (24 Month Access) $240
Program Supplies: $250
Program Course Fees: $20 (EPA-609 Certification, KAUT 0270)
Other (specify): Students are required to provide their own hand tools (See FAQ-Tool List) https://www.slcc.edu/satts/programs/automotive-technician.aspx

NOTE: Fees may vary based upon specific registration and are subject to change.

Specialized Program Accreditation
ASE-EF MAST (Automobile Service Excellence- Education Foundation Master Automobile Service Technician)

Program Requirements


Time to Completion & Graduation Map


  • Automotive Undercar Specialist CP: Full-time  
  • Time to completion is 2 semesters based on a full-time minimum of 360-400 hours per semester. Less than program mapped hours per semester will increase the time to completion.

Program Learning Outcomes


Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Completers will obtain Automotive Engine Repair entry level employment skills in accordance with ASE-EF standards. [1, 4, 6, 7]
  • Completers will obtain Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle entry level employment skills in accordance with ASE-EF standards. [1, 4, 6, 7]
  • Completers will obtain Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles entry level employment skills in accordance with ASE-EF standards. [1, 4, 6, 7]
  • Completers will obtain Automotive Suspension and Steering entry level employment skills in accordance with ASE-EF standards. [1, 4, 6, 7]
  • Completers will obtain Automotive Brakes entry level employment skills in accordance with  ASE-EF standards. [1, 4, 6, 7]
  • Completers will obtain Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems entry level employment skills in accordance with ASE-EF standards. [1, 4, 6, 7]
  • Completers will obtain Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning entry level employment skills in accordance with ASE-EF standards. [1, 4, 6, 7]
  • Completers will obtain Automotive Engine Performance entry level employment skills in accordance with ASE-EF standards. [1, 4, 6, 7]  

Individual skills can be viewed at: https://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/resources