Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair

The Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair program is the entry point for both the Automotive Technology and Automotive Technology/ITEC programs. Students receive ASE/NATEF training in a state-of-the-art shop. The program includes an internship in an approved automotive repair facility. This program requires passing ASE certification exams in maintenance and light repair; brakes, steering and suspension; and heating and air conditioning.


Fall, Winter, Spring 


Certificate of Completion: 
4 Quarters
66 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A
AAS - Transfer: 
N/A
N/A
Bachelor of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
$37,100
Projected Growth: 
9%
Annual Job Openings: 
23,760

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.

Scholarships

The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.


All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Jack Devine, Michael Fobes, Warren Takata


Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Must take the Accuplacer test before entering the program or being placed on the pre-registration list.

Admission Recommendations

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • High school level classes in math, science, power or auto mechanics.
  • Counselor and instructor interview.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License.
  • Insurable to school requirements (good driving record).

Course Information

Course # Course Title Crs
INDS 101 First Aid/CPR and AED 2
AUTC 101 Safety/Environmental Issues 2
AUTC 112 Maintenance and Light Repair 8
AUTC 117 Electrical Systems 8
AUTC 118 Brakes 9
AUTC 132 Steering and Suspension 9
AMATH 178J Automotive Mathematics 3
AUTC 191 Internship I 13
AUTC 124 Heating and Air Conditioning 6
AUTC 171 Written Communications 3
AUTC 180 Human Relations/ Customer Relations 3
  Total 66

Program Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

  • Diagnose and repair of vehicles to NATEF and Ford certification standards
  • Use technical service materials, printed or online, to analyze and determine proper repair procedures for vehicles of different brands
  • Perform repairs using the proper tools and diagnostic equipment as per manufacturer's specifications
  • Troubleshoot vehicle systems using logical, traceable steps that lead to identification of the root cause of malfunction
  • Apply mathematical skills essential to the requirements of the automotive service industry
  • Communicate effectively in oral or written form within the environment of a commercial repair shop
  • Model professional and ethical behavior, and practice good customer communication skills essential to the requirements of the work place

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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