Bakersfield College

Automotive Power-Trains

Certificate of Achievement

Gainful Employment Information

This program develops student’s knowledge and skills in the areas of automotive and light truck standard and automotive transmissions, differential and drive train components. Program includes instruction in theory of operation, diagnostic and repair procedures as well as complete repair procedures.

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 Automotive Power Trains Certificate of Achievement.

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 24 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for industrial employment.
  • demonstrate problem solving skills used in industrial design and product development.
  • demonstrate a deep understanding of the core material required for transfer to a four-year university degree program or for certification in the department programs.

Total Units: 24


Required Courses

Course Number Title Units
AUTO B112 Automotive Transmissions and Gear Boxes 9.0
AUTO B14 Auto Tune-Up: Electrical/Ignition/Accessories 11.0
  -or-  
AUTO B64 Automotive Electricity and Electronics 4.0
INDT B10 Occupational Readiness 3.0
  -or equivalent-  

Electives - for a total of at least 24 units

Course Number Title Units
AUTO B106 Auto Brakes/Suspension/Alignment 9.0
AUTO B61 Basic & Enhanced Area Clean Air Car Course 4.0
AUTO B2a Enginer Repair & Machining 9.0
  -or-  
AUTO B75A Introduction to Engine Overhaul 3.0
INDT B275 Special Problems in Automotive Technology 2.0
WELD B74A Introduction to GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) and FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) 2.0
WELD B74B Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.


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