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Automotive Technology Certificate

Automotive Technology Certificate

Program Description

UNM-Valencia partners with the Los Lunas school district to offer a certificate program in automotive technology at Valencia High School (five miles east of UNM-Valencia) to students from Valencia and Los Lunas High Schools as well as to the general public in evening classes. Upon completion of the practicum, students will be prepared to sit for the national ASE certification.

Total Credits: 37

Career and educational advancement opportunities

The certificate in automotive technology will prepare students to sit for the national ASE certification exam, thereby qualifying them for careers as Transportation Engineers, Automotive Engineers, Automotive Engineer Technicians, Electro-Mechanical Technicians, and Auto Master/Service technician Mechanics.


Information about the certificate in automotive technology is available from the Advisement Center at 505.925.8560 or at, or the Business, Technology and Fine Arts Division, at 505.925.8711.

Degree Requirements

Automotive Technology Certificate (37 credits)
ENGL 119 (Technical Communications)3
MATH 115 (Technical Mathematics)3
AUTT 101 (Introduction to Automotive Technology)3
AUTT 111 (Automotive Testing and Diagnosis)4
AUTT 115 (Brakes, Suspension & Steering)4
AUTT 130 (Electrical System Repair)4
AUTT 170 (Heating and Air Conditioning)4
AUTT 203 (Automotive Engine Overhaul)4
AUTT 213 (Automotive Transmission Overhaul)4
AUTT 295 (Practicum in Auto Technology)3-9
IT 101 (Computer FUNdamentals)1
Total required (37)