Arapahoe Community College

2014-2015 Catalog

Automotive Service Management Certificate

Certificate

CIP 470604 (ASM)

This program is designed as an apprenticeship program for those interested in a job as an automotive service writer/ consultant. The academic courses may be taken prior to or in conjunction with the automotive courses. Dealerships are particularly interested in female service writers as women are under-represented in the automotive service field. 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
  • Please access the American Data Bank Web site at Auto Tech Screening

Program Requirements

Major Courses

(52 credit hours)

ASE 101

Auto Shop Orientation

2

ASE 103

Auto Maintenance I

2

ASE 110

Brakes I

2

ASE 111

Auto Brakes II

2

ASE 120

Basic Automotive Electricity

2

ASE 122

Auto Electrical Safety Systems

1

ASE 123

Starting and Charging Systems

2

ASE 140

Steering and Suspension I

3

ASE 150

Manual Drive Train & Axle Maintenance

2

ASE 153

Auto Drive Axle Overhaul

1

ASE 160

Automotive Engine Repair

2

ASE 161

Engine Repair and Rebuild

3

ASE 162

Automotive Engine Service

2

ASE 170

Laboratory Experience I

2

ASE 171

Laboratory Experience II

4

ASE 172

Laboratory Experience III

2

ASE 221

Automotive Diesel and Body Electrical

4

ASE 250

Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Service

1

ASE 264

Intro to HVAC Systems

1

COM 115

Public Speaking OR

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

3

ELT 146

Digital Devices in Computers

3

ENG 121

English Composition I (GT-CO1) OR

 

ENG 131

Technical Writing

3

MAN 226

Principles of Management

3

Total

52 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation)
  • 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.

"Information regarding occupations, completion rates, placement rates, program costs and median loan debt may be found at www.arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/gainful-employment-disclosure-information."

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