Bakersfield College


Engine Performance Certificate of Achievement

The Engine Performance Certificate signifies that the student has developed skills in the diagnosis and repair of various types of fuel, emission, and computer controlled systems found in automotive, agriculture and industrial applications. Students can implement the skills developed in the these courses in dealerships, independent repair shops, performance shops, 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 A8 and L1 areas as well as certification for the BAR (California Bureau of Automotive Repair) Specified Diagnostic and Repair training.

This program prepares students for careers in Transportation Industry and Automotive Industry 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 fuel and emission systems in the above listed industries. This certificate also provides necessary training for students to obtain their California State Smog Repair License.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

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

Career Opportunities:

Automotive Technician, Smog Technician.

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 Performance Certificate of Achievement.

Total Units: 17

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
AUTO B20 Engine Theory, Design and Diagnosis 4.0 AUTO B30 Electrical and Electronic Systems 4.0
AUTO B33 Engine Performance 4.0
AUTO B34 Advanced Engine Performance 5.0