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.

Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life, so the time it takes to complete it varies for each person. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round, or take a semester off when needed. Students have up to eight years to complete a program.

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 the admission requirements can apply directly to an online degree program to begin the next semester. Once admitted, students can begin immediately working on program requirements. Students who did not come through the Pathway gate are encouraged to take GS 111: Introduction to BYU-Idaho in their first semester. This one-credit block course prepares students to succeed in the online environment as well as charting a course to graduation.