Bakersfield College


Engine Overhaul and Repair Certificate of Achievement

The Engine Overhaul and Repair Certificate signifies that the student has developed skills in the diagnosis, repair and machining of various types of internal combustion engines, including gas and diesel engines found in automotive, agriculture and industrial applications. Students can implement the skills developed in the engine rebuilding courses in engine machine shops, performance shops, dealerships, construction companies, agriculture companies, government agencies, etc.

Students earning this certificate will be prepared to further pursue certification through ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) in the A1, A8, H1, H2, S2, T1, T2 areas as well as certification through the Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association (AERA).

This program prepares students for careers in Automotive, Transportation, Agricultural, Oilfield and Construction Industries. The focus of the Automotive Department as a whole is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and technical skills to successfully enter the workforce in the automotive industry, transportation industry, agriculture industry, and other related industrial and mechanical fields. This certificate will equip students to perform service, diagnosis, and repair of various types of internal combustion engines, including gas and diesel engines, in the above listed industries. This certificate also provides necessary training for students to pursue certification in many areas through ASE and AERA.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for employment in the engine rebuilding industry.
  • demonstrate their ability to assess, evaluate and solve problems common to engine repair in the automotive, industrial and agricultural industries.
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the core material of engine repair required for transfer to a four year university or certification in the department programs.

Career Opportunities:

Automotive Technician, Engine Repair Technician, Industrial Engine Technician, Industrial Mechanic

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement

Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Engine Overhaul and Repair Certificate of Achievement.

Total Units: 18

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
AUTO B20 Engine Theory, Design and Diagnosis 4.0
AUTO B21 Upper Engine Systems and Machining 4.0
AUTO B22 Lower Engine Systems and Machining 5.0
AUTO B23 Engine Assembly and Performance 5.0