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2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Service Management Certificate - Academic Plan

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This program is designed as an apprenticeship program for those interested in a job as an automotive service writer/consultant. The academic courses may be taken prior to or in conjunction with the automotive courses. Dealerships are particularly interested in female service writers as women are under-represented in the automotive service field. 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 = 49 Credits

Required Courses - 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 1010  - Automotive Brake Service 2 No Yes Yes No
ASE 1011  - Automotive Brake Service II 2 Yes Yes Yes No
ASE 1020  - Basic Automotive Electricity 2 No Yes No Yes
ASE 1023  - Starting and Charging System 2 Yes Yes Yes No
ASE 1030  - General Engine Diagnosis 2 No Yes Yes No
ASE 1034  - Automotive Fuel and Emissions Systems 2 Yes Yes Yes No
ASE 1040  - Suspension and Steering 2 No Yes Yes No
ASE 1050  - Manual Drive Train and Axle Maintenance 2 No Yes Yes No
ASE 1060   - Automotive Engine Repair 2 No Yes Yes No
ASE 1061  - Engine Repair & Rebuild 3 No Yes Yes No
ASE 1070  - Laboratory Experience I 2 Yes Yes Yes No
ASE 1071  - Laboratory Experience II 4 Yes Yes Yes No
ASE 1072  - Laboratory Experience III 2 Yes Yes Yes No
ASE 2033  - Auto Fuel Injection and Emissions Systems II 4 Yes Yes Yes No
ASE 2064  - Introduction Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 1 No Yes Yes No
ASE 2050  - Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Service 1 No Yes No


COM 1150  - Public Speaking* or

COM 1250  - Interpersonal Communication

3 No Yes Yes Yes
ELT 1246  - Digital Devices in Computers 3 Yes Yes Yes No

ENG 1021  - English Composition GT-CO1 or

ENG 1031  - Technical Writing GT-CO1*

3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
MAN 2026  - Principles of Management 3 No Yes Yes Yes


Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)


  • *This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of appropriate college-readiness course.
  • In order to meet program requirements, students registered for ENG 1021  or ENG 1031  must also register for ENG 0094  unless they can demonstrate otherwise meeting the ENG 0094  standard through assessment testing, prior college coursework, or recent High School coursework. See an Advisor for details.
  • The automotive program requires full-time attendance. This certificate is in addition to the degree and cannot be taken separately. Please see Associate of Applied Science degree sheet for more information.

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