Automotive Service II Proficiency Certificate

Our Automotive Service Proficiency Certificate is designed for individuals who are interested in entering the field of automotive technology with a basic set of core skills. You will learn how to diagnose and repair an automotive braking system, including anti-lock braking concerns; repair and align automotive steering and suspension systems using Hunter alignment equipment; and analyze an electrical fault using a wiring schematic and repair the electrical system.

Additionally, the Automotive Technology programs have manufacturer partnerships with Nissan of North America and Ford Motor Company through the Nissan Technician Training Academy and Ford Technical Career Entry Program - Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR). Students enrolled in the Automotive Technology AAS program, or the Automotive Service Proficiency Certificate I or Proficiency Certificate II programs are able to participate in these manufacturer programs. These programs can lead to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification and other specialty training certifications to further prepare students for the workforce.

Community College of Philadelphia's Automotive Technology Center is currently under construction as we build a new, state-of-the-art Career and Advanced Technical Center, scheduled to open in 2022. During construction, the Automotive Technology Center is temporarily housed on the first floor of the Center for Business and Industry building on Main Campus.

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Automotive Engineering Technicians - est. salary $54,503
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles - est. salary $36,503
Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation - est. salary $74,896*

**EMSI Data, 2022; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Automotive Service II Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Prerequisites Credits
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra   3 credits
AT 221 - Advanced Automotive Electrical Systems AT 121 and
FNMT 118 (may be taken concurrently)
4 credits
AT 261 - Engine Performance & Diagnosis AT 221 (may be taken concurrently) and
FNMT 118 (may be taken concurrently)
4 credits
AT 131 - Automotive Manual Transmissions and Drivelines AT 100 (may be taken concurrently) 4 credits
AT 241 - Auto Transmissions and Transaxles AT 121 and
AT 131
4 credits

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.

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