Jun 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate - Academic Plan

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This program is designed for those students who wish to be certified in basic entry skills as a service technician. This certificate will aid students in obtaining an entry level position at either a dealership or an independent repair facility. All entrance eligibility requirements for the certificate program are the same as the degree programs.

All tracks are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, dependent upon satisfactory MVR, criminal background checks, and drug screening.

Students wishing to pursue the two-year degree or the certificate programs must be signed into courses by the program director at the beginning of each semester to ensure that they are on track academically to graduate in the prescribed twoyear period. Classes for the corporate tracks will be filled with dealer sponsored students first. General program students may be allowed to fill any remaining seats. All students, regardless of their chosen track, should be aware of automotive repair industry expectations, specifically that technicians must drive customer’s vehicles as part of the repair process; thus, the technician and the student must have a clean motor vehicle record and valid driver’s license. The hiring process at reputable repair shops and dealerships will include a drug screen and a thorough background investigation.

Course Availability

Total Credits = 7

Required Course - Major Courses

Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
ASE 1001  - Auto Shop Orientation 2 No Yes No Yes
ASE 1003  - Auto Maintenance I 2 No Yes No Yes
ASE 1020  - Basic Automotive Electricity 2 No Yes No Yes
ASE 2050  - Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Service 1 No Yes No Yes


Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)

Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track)


  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • Recommended courses may be listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office (advising@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5664) for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this certificate.

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