Program at a Glance

Program Type
1-year Certificate
Area of Study
Advanced Manufacturing & Skilled Trades
Est. Program Cost
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Get Skilled as an Automotive Diagnostician

Gear up for a career in the in-demand automotive industry. Learn the skills and land the job.

Why Choose Germanna

This certificate program provides you with the knowledge and skills in four Automotive Service Excellence areas of certification recognized by the automotive industry. Once completing this certificate, use your credentials to catapult your career.

Career Options as a Certified Automotive Diagnostician

In-Demand Jobs:

  • Automotive Technician: Maintain and repair cars and trucks.
  • State Safety Inspector: Check the safety equipment of vehicles, such as brakes, wiper blades, headlights, and tires to ensure that all equipment is functioning properly.
  • Service Advisor: Act as a liaison between service staff and customers. Determine pricing and explain the reasoning for repair costs

Salary Expectations

Explore labor market and salary information in your area using our Career Coach online resource.

What You’ll Learn

In-Demand Skills:

  • Automotive transmission knowledge
  • Manual driving
  • Climate control
  • Engine performance
Course Highlights
AUT 100 - Introduction to Automotive Shop Practices
AUT 121 – Automotive Fuel Systems I
AUT 245 – Automotive Electronics

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.

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