Auto Service Technology

student and teacher working on a car

Overview & Requirements

This certificate provides students with marketable skills in automotive operation, maintenance, and diagnosis and repair to be taken to the workplace, or applied to an automotive degree.

What You'll Learn

Essential Knowledge and Skills (competencies)

  • Gain an understanding of the operation of automotive systems and components
  • Learn to apply logical processes to diagnose mechanical and electrical faults
  • Learn correct procedures for quality repair and maintenance
  • Demonstrate professionalism and integrity on teams
  • Gain proficiency with professional certification exams

Careers in this Field

  • Automobile Repair Technician
  • Service Advisor
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
AUTO 125 Introduction to Automotive Technology 1
AUTO 131 Electrical Systems 2
AUTO 132 Engine Performance 2
AUTO 155 Chassis Systems 2
AUTO 201 Drive Trains 2
AUTO 231 Vehicle Electronics 2
AUTO 232 Engine Management Systems 2

For more information regarding the courses and requirements in this program, please visit the BYU-Idaho online course catalog, but please note that not all programs listed in the catalog are available online.

For any further questions regarding course scheduling or sequencing, please contact Pathway Student Support.

The time it takes to complete a BYU-Idaho online program depends on how many credits (or course hours) a student takes each semester. Most courses are worth two or three credits each. A certificate is comprised of 15-19 credits. An associate degree is comprised of 60 credits. And a bachelor's degree is 120 credits.

BYU-Idaho online courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet admission requirements can apply to begin the next available semester. Visit our Online Admissions page for information about qualifications, application deadlines, and how to apply.