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2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology, 2-yr Certificate (suspended)

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Program Change

This program is no longer offered as of Spring 2021. This change is due to updates to Associate of Applied Science degree requirements that have made the 2-year certificate the same as the Automotive Technology, AAS  degree. Students previously pursuing the 2-year certificate can change to the AAS without any change in course requirements. Students interested in this program should contact the Advanced Technology department or academic advisors at advtechprograms@lanecc.edu for assistance.

Length: Two years, 89 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $20,694

  • Books - $1,006
  • Differential Fees - $2,999
  • Instruments/Tools - $3,170
  • Program-Specific Fees - $1,037
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $12,482

Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year’s rates. Course fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at http://www.lanecc.edu/esfs/credit-tuition.

Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare the graduate for employment as an Automotive Service Technician working at company-owned repair stations, fleets, independent garages, gas stations, or new car dealerships.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Use automotive service resources to complete lab projects and become familiar with computer accessed information, internet accessed information and information available in print related to automotive repair.
  • Be able to perform computations for gear ratios, engine displacement, electrical circuits, power output, vehicle alignment angles, conversion between the metric system and standard system, and use of precision measuring tools.
  • Diagnose and repair current vehicles using advanced diagnostic tools and equipment.
  • Successfully complete ASE certification tests.
  • Demonstrate and use industry safety standards.
  • Access library, computing, and communications services and obtain information and data from regional and national networks.
  • Interpret the concepts of a problem-solving task and translate them into mathematical equations.

Program Requirements

Program Core Courses

PROGRAM CORE courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. Students must complete the maximum credits listed for all core courses. Enrollment in core courses by consent only. See your Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator about enrollment.

Cooperative Education

Take 3 credits of AM 280 - Co-op Ed: Automotive  


  • This program is embedded in the Automotive Technology, AAS  degree.
  • This program follows Certificate of Completion Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended for all applicants to this program.
  • Cooperative Education (Co-op) Co-op offers students college credit and a grade for on-the-job work experience related to their educational and career goals. Through Co-op, students connect theory and practice, develop skills, expand career knowledge, and make contacts for the future. Work schedules and work sites vary. Under the supervision of the Automotive Technology Co-op Coordinator and with instructor consent, a maximum of 18 Co-op credits in AM 280 may be earned in lieu of required Automotive Technology course credits. For more information please see your Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator.

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