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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Arapahoe Community College Catalog

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate


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CIP 470604 (MLR)

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 two-year 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 customers’ 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.

Admission Requirements


To be eligible for acceptance into the program, students must:

  • pass an industry standard MVR, criminal, background, and urinalysis, and
  • take a department administered mechanical assessment test
  • Please access the CertifiedBackground.com Web Site at http://cccs.castlebranch.com/

Program Requirements


Graduation Requirements


  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation)
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.
  • “Information regarding occupations, completion rates, placement rates, program costs and median loan debt may be found at www.arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/gainful-employment-disclosure-information.”

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