Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: Guam Community College 2017-2018 Catalog Program: Automotive Service Technology Certificate Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Automotive Service Technology Certificate

Program Mission

The mission of the Automotive program is to develop a skilled and competent automotive workforce, based on industry needs, for the Guam community and the region.

Program Description

The Certificate program in Automotive Service Technology (AST) is a competency-based program designed to offer entrylevel training sufficient for employee success in automotive technician positions. Skills acquired in this program also apply directly to occupational areas including diesel mechanics, small engine repair, generator repair, marine engine service, fleet service, repair service order writing, and entry level automotive service management.

Graduates of the AST Certificate program demonstrate the foundational skill and knowledge to pursue further study in power plant mechanics, marine / diesel repair and automotive engineering in the automotive manufacturing industry.

Two ‘tracks’ exist within the program. Students completing the General Service Technician Track offer future employers preparatory background in four primary areas of automotive service technology (brakes, electrical / electronic systems, engine performance, and suspension / steering) and are prepared to pass the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Certification Examination in those areas. Upon passage, and after one year of automotive work experience, they are eligible to receive NATEF designation as a General Service Technician. The second option within the Certificate program is the Master Service Technician track, where graduates receive preparatory background in the four above-mentioned automotive areas as well as four additional areas (automatic transmission / transaxle, engine repair, heating / air conditioning, and manual drive trains / axles). These graduates are prepared to pass the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Certification Examination in all eight examination areas offered, and upon passage may pursue recognition from ASE as a Master Service Technician.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Automotive Service Technology program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the purposes and proper functioning of the core components of an automotive engine.
  2. Perform a cylinder compression cranking test.
  3. Demonstrate the proper use of a digital multimeter (DMM) during diagnosis of electrical circuit problems.
  4. Diagnose, adjust, repair, or replace automotive components.

A. General Education Requirements

Students must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, understanding and speaking English as indicated by the following:

  • Test out of the English Placement Test, or
  • Satisfactory completion of EN 100 courses, and
  • Satisfactory completion of MA 108 or test out of the math placement test.
Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed


EN 100R - Fundamentals of English/Reading (3) +
EN 100W - Fundamentals of English/Writing (3) +
MA 108 - Introduction to College Algebra (3) +

Total General Education Requirements - 3

Note to students: The credits in parenthesis above count only for billing purposes and student semester load. They do not count toward credits needed for any degree or certificate.

B. Technical Requirements

1. General Service Technician

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
AST 100 - Introduction to Automotive Service (3)
AST 140 - Suspension and Steering (3) +
AST 150 - Brake Systems 1 (3) +
AST 160 - Electrical/Electronic Systems (3) +
AST 180A - Engine Performance 1 (3) +
AST 180B - Engine Performance II (Fuels & Emissions Systems) (3) +
AST 240 - Theory/Practicum: Suspension and Steering (2) +
AST 250 - Theory/Practicum: Brakes (2) +
AST 260 - Theory/Practicum: Electrical/Electronic Systems (4) +
AST 280 - Theory/Practicum: Engine Performance (5) +

Total Technical Requirements - 31

Total Credits Required - 34

2. Master Service Technician

The Master Service Technician Certificate Track requires completion of all courses required for the General Service Technician Track, plus all of the following:

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
AST 110 - Engine Repair (3) +
AST 120 - Automatic Transmission and Transaxle I (3) +
AST 130 - Manual Drive Train and Axles 1 (3) +
AST 170 - Heating and Air Conditioning (3) +
AST 210 - Theory/Practicum: Engine Repair (3) +
AST 220 - Automotive Transmission and Transaxle II (3) +
AST 230 - Theory/Practicum: Manual Drive Train and Axles (2) +
AST 270 - Theory/Practicum: Heating and Air Conditioning (2) +
  • General Service Technician Track Requirements (31)
  • Total Technical Requirements - 53

    Total Credits Required - 56