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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
 
    
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018

Auto Repair Technician, Certificate of Proficiency


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Program Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Today’s automobile is designed and engineered at a higher level of technology than ever before. This produces a high demand for trained repair technicians who can meet the increased technical challenges. This program prepares students for employment in independent repair shops, and specialty or customized shops. The auto repair technician field is rapidly changing and relies more and more on advanced knowledge - particularly in the electrical and electronics areas. As a well-trained technician with current skills, you can expect rapid employment and a steadily rising income. In addition this program includes preparation for parts of the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification.

Auto Repair Technician certificate graduates will:

  • be prepared for employment in automotive dealership service centers, independent repair shops, and specialty or customized shops
  • diagnose mechanical malfunctions and performance problems and make necessary repairs
  • operate precision automotive diagnostic and repair equipment
  • interpret repair manuals and computer-based programs dealing with specifications and repair procedures
  • demonstrate good public relations with customers and colleagues
  • skillfully use tools and equipment
  • demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements


Recommended Course Sequence

The courses listed below are a suggested sequence; as long as prerequisites are met, courses may be taken in a different order, with the exception of the following requirements.

TRAN 110 , TRAN 112 , TRAN 113 , and TRAN 125  must be taken in the first term.

AUTO 120  must be completed before the Engine Performance Series (AUTO 134 , AUTO 135 , AUTO 136 , and AUTO 138 ).

AUTO 298  must be completed in the last term of training.

Academic Core Requirements - 15 Credits


  • Written Communication 5 credits
  • Quantitative Reasoning 5 credits
  • Social Science 5 credits

Total Program Credits: 89


See Academic Core Requirements  for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

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