Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Technician Specialist - AA71

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
  • Valdosta Campus

Program Overview

The Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist certificate program provides students with the skills to enter the automotive industry as an entry level transmission, transaxle, and drive line technician. Topics covered include: shop safety, basic electrical/electronic theory and diagnosis, manual transmission/transaxle operation and diagnosis, automatic transmission/transaxle operation and diagnosis, axles operation and diagnosis, differentials operation and diagnosis, and 4WD/AWD systems operation and diagnosis.

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 (18 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: None

Coreqs: AUTT 1010

This course introduces the basics of rear-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, and four-wheel drive drive line operation, diagnosis, service, and related electronic controls. Topics include: general drive train diagnosis; clutch diagnosis and repair; manual transmission/transaxles diagnosis and repair; drive shaft and half shaft, universal and constant velocity (CV) joint diagnosis and repair; drive axle diagnosis and repair; and four-wheel drive/all wheel drive component diagnosis and repair.

Prereqs: AUTT 1020

Coreqs: None

Introduces students to basic automatic transmission/transaxle theory, operation, inspection, service, and repair procedures as well as electronic diagnosis and repair. Topics include: general automatic transmission and transaxle diagnosis; in vehicle and off vehicle transmission and transaxle maintenance, adjustment and repair.



Related Program Options:

Automotive Technology Diploma
Automotive Fundamentals


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