Automotive Engine Performance Technician - AE51

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
  • Valdosta Campus

Program Overview

The Automotive Engine Performance Technician certificate program introduces students to the knowledge and skills they will need as entry level automotive engine performance technicians. Topics covered include: shop safety, electrical/electronics diagnosis, and diagnosis and service of fuel, ignition, emission and electronic engine controls.

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;   
*Be at least 16 years of age;      

*Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;      

*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;     
*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable ACCUPLACER, COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores;

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (16 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces basic concepts and practices necessary for safe and effective automotive shop operations. Topics include: safety procedures; legal/ethical responsibilities; general service; hand tools; shop organization, management, and work flow systems.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: AUTT 1010

This course introduces automotive electrical systems emphasizing the basic operating principles, diagnosis, and service/repair of batteries, starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems, instrument cluster and driver information systems, and body electrical systems.

Prereqs: AUTT 1020

Coreqs: None

Introduces basic engine performance systems which support and control four stroke gasoline engine operations and reduce emissions. Topics include: general engine diagnosis, computerized engine controls and diagnosis, ignition system diagnosis and repair, fuel and air induction, exhaust systems, emission control systems diagnosis and repair, and other related engine service.



Related Program Options:

Automotive Fundamentals Diploma


Jesse Davis
Automotive Technology Program Coordinator
Office: Room 309
Phone: (229) 468-2050
Campus: Ben Hill-Irwin Campus