Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: This career studies certificate is designed to train individuals for employment in express service light repair and maintenance positions at dealerships and independent repair shops. The curriculum covers both theory and shop training with an emphasis on service and minor repair. As a result of instruction, students will be able to describe the purpose and function of each vehicle system and identify the parts involved and how they work. Additionally, students will learn how to perform basic diagnosis with the end goal of determining if a system is working as designed or if further service is required.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Auto Mechanic, Service Advisor, Maintenance Technician, Parts Clerk, and Service Writer

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: Students are required to meet with the program head either before registering for their first semester or early in their first semester of study.






AUT 101

Introduction to Automotive Systems



AUT 241

Automotive Electricity I



AUT 265

Automotive Braking Systems



AUT 266

Automotive Alignment, Suspension and Steering



AUT 111

Automotive Engines I



Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Career Studies Certificate



Name Program Email Phone
Louis Luchsinger Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair CSC 804/523-5454
Lawrence Schwendeman Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair CSC 804/523-5938

Common Job Titles1: A/C Technician (Air Conditioning Technician); ASE Master Mechanic (Automotive Service Excellence Master Mechanic); Auto Technician; Automobile Mechanic (Auto Mechanic); Automobile Technician; Automotive Drivability Technician; Automotive Mechanic (Auto Mechanic); Automotive Service Technician; Automotive Technician (Auto Technician); Certified ASE Master Automotive Technician (Certified Automotive Service Excellence Master Automotive Technician); Drivability Technician; Heavy Line Technician; Lube Technician; Master Automotive Technician; Master Technician; Mechanic; Oil Bay Technician; Quick Service Technician; Service Technician; Transmission Rebuilder

Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 3,558

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $29,100 - $59,400

Bright Outlook Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 10% or more in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2019-2029) or are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 750 or more job openings in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2019-2029).

Green Occupation "Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations." -- O*NET

1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.

Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accurate information possible. The data was sourced from external agencies (O*NET and JobsEQ) on January 29, 2020.