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Advanced Automotive Electrical/Electronics Certificate


CIP 470604 (AUEL)

This program is designed as an apprenticeship program for those interested in a job as an advanced driveability specialist or would like to further their knowledge and training in advanced engine performance. Dealers are particularly interested in this specialty due to advances in technology on current model vehicles with increasing electrical/electronic devices. All entrance eligibility requirements for the certificate program are the same as the degree programs.

All tracks are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, dependent upon satisfactory MVR, criminal background checks, and drug screening.

Students wishing to pursue the two-year degree or the certificate programs must be signed into courses by the program director at the beginning of each semester to ensure that they are on track academically to graduate in the prescribed two-year period. Classes for the corporate tracks will be filled with dealer sponsored students first. General program students may be allowed to fill any remaining seats. All students, regardless of their chosen track, should be aware of automotive repair industry expectations, specifically that technicians must drive customers’ vehicles as part of the repair process; thus, the technician and the student must have a clean motor vehicle record and valid driver’s license. The hiring process at reputable repair shops and dealerships will include a drug screen and a thorough background investigation.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College

To be eligible for acceptance into the program, students must:

  • pass an industry standard MVR, criminal, background, and urinalysis, and
  • take a department administered mechanical assessment test
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Program Requirements

Major Courses

(51 credit hours)

ASE 101

Auto Shop Orientation


ASE 120

Basic Automotive Electricity


ASE 122

Auto Electrical Safety Systems


ASE 123

Starting and Charging Systems


ASE 130

General Engine Diagnosis


ASE 134

Auto Fuel & Emissions Systems


ASE 170

Laboratory Experience I


ASE 171

Laboratory Experience II


ASE 172

Laboratory Experience III


ASE 221

Automotive Diesel and Body Electrical


ASE 231

Automotive Computers & Ignition Systems


ASE 233

Auto Fuel Injection and Emission Systems II


ASE 235

Driveability and Diagnosis


ASE 250

Auto Transmission/Transaxle Service


ASE 264

Introduction to HVAC Systems


ASE 265

Heating & Air Conditioning Systems


ELT 106

Fundamentals of DC/AC


ELT 146

Digital Devices in Computers


ENG 121

English Composition I (GT-CO1) OR


ENG 131

Technical Writing or higher


MAT 108

Technical Math or higher



51 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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