Bakersfield College


Manual Drivetrain and Axles Certificate of Achievement

The Manual Drivetrain and Axles Certificate signifies that the student has developed skills in the diagnosis, repair of various types of manual transmissions and drive axles found in automotive, agriculture and industrial applications. Students can implement the skills developed in the these courses in performance shops, independent repair shops, dealerships, construction companies, agriculture companies, government agencies, etc. Students earning this certificate will be prepared to further pursue certification through ASE in the A3 area.

This program prepares students for careers in Transportation Industry and Automotive Industry The focus of the Automotive Program 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 manual transmission and drive axle service, diagnosis, and repair in the above listed industries.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

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

Career Opportunities:

Automotive Technician, Automotive Transmission 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 a Manual Drivetrain and Axles Certificate of Achievement.

Total Units: 12

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
AUTO B11 Introduction to Automotive Technology 4.0
AUTO B30 Electrical and Electronic Systems 4.0
AUTO B48 Manual Transmissions and Drivetrain 4.0