Program Description

UNM-Valencia partners with local school districts to offer a certificate program in automotive technology to students 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.

Gainful Employment Information


Contact and Advising Information

Information about the certificate in automotive technology is available from the Advisement Center at 505.925.8560 or at vcadvise@unm.edu, or the Business and Industrial Technologies Division, at 505.925.8711.


Degree Requirements

Automotive Technology Certificate (37 credits)
ENGL 1210 (Technical Communications)  3
MATH 1170 (Technical Mathematics)  3
AUTT 101 (Introduction to Automotive Technology)  3
AUTT 111 (Automotive Testing and Diagnosis)  4
AUTT 115 (Brake Systems)  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)