The constantly evolving automotive industry needs well-educated and motivated technicians capable of continued growth and lifelong learning skills as new advanced technologies find their way onto our roads. 

The Advanced Automotive certificate at LRCC consists of a series of evening and Saturday courses that provide students a well-rounded education with an emphasis on the service, diagnosis, and repair of today’s complex automobiles and their integrated systems.

Evening and Saturday hours make this program a convenient option for those individuals already working in the field, who want to improve their understanding and skills, or have the desire to prepare for ASE Certification testing. The courses are a combination of classroom theory and invaluable hands-on lab experience. The classes are taught by Master Certified Technicians with many years of experience solving the technical concerns related to engine performance, emissions, drive train, steering, suspension and braking systems, audio systems and HVAC.

ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
AUTO120L Introduction to Automotive Service 2 4 3
AUTO137L Engine Mechanical 3 5 4
AUTO138L Electrical/Electronics I 3 5 4
AUTO139L Electrical/Electronics II 3 5 4
AUTO140L Braking Systems 3 4 4
AUTO145L HVAC 3 7 4
AUTO150L Suspension and Steering 3 7 4
AUTO240L Manual Drive Train 3 4 4
AUTO245L Engine Performance I 3 5 4
AUTO255L Engine Performance II 3 5 4
AUTO265L Automatic Transmission and Transaxles 3 6 4
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
Total 33 57 44

Total Credits: 44

The Automotive Technology student must:
  • have a high school degree or equivalent;
  • interview with one of the automotive faculty;
  • have command of the English language;
  • have reading comprehension skills sufficient to read and comprehend service literature;
  • have communication skills sufficient to prepare required reports;
  • be able to understand and follow both written and oral instructions;
  • be able to complete requirements for college level classes;
  • have sufficient vision to distinguish colors, read gauges, scopes, diagnostic equipment and information from a computer screen (adaptive equipment acceptable);
  • have sufficient hearing to distinguish various sounds and noises (adaptive equipment acceptable);
  • have the ability to stand for extended periods of time and the physical strength to lift automotive parts and equipment;
  • have sufficient dexterity to perform manual skills related to automotive service;
  • be able to work in an automotive service facility environment;
  • maintain a valid driver’s license;
  • be able to purchase the minimum required tools.
The successful learner will:
  • be able to identify learning needs and construct activities to attain continuous growth through self-directed life-long learning.
  • be able to safely perform routine diagnostics, service and repair on today’s modern cars and light trucks.
  • be able to safely diagnose and repair the integrated systems used on today’s advanced vehicles.

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Program Contact

Sharon Cardarelli

scardarelli@ccsnh.edu

Jaime Decato

jdecato@ccsnh.edu