Aug 18, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Automotive Technician, Certificate of Completion

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GRCC Job Training Choices: (non-credit)

18 Weeks


The Job Training Automotive Program prepares students to diagnose, service and maintain automotive and light truck braking systems, suspension/steering and alignment systems, electrical systems and  heating/air conditioning systems. Automotive repair facility policies, procedures and safety will also be administered. Training will be provided in a combination of classroom activities and hands-on instruction using advanced tools, equipment and facilities. Students will perform service, repairs and maintenance on customer vehicles and on GRCC training vehicles. Michigan Mechanic Certification tests will be administered after each program module is completed.

Course Recommendations:

The applicant should have a valid driver’s license. The ability to work with others, good hand/eye coordination, good color perception, and manual dexterity are also needed.


See Job Training Web site.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction/Shop Safety/Tools
  • Auto Suspension/Steering/Alignment
  • Auto Braking Systems
  • Automotive Electricity
  • Heating and Air Conditioning; Recovery and Recycling
  • Math and Measuring
  • Computer Operation
  • Teamwork and Communication Skills

Contact: Job Training

(616) 234-3800

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Grand Rapids Community College has been committed to creating an educated workforce by offering occupational programs that lead to gainful employment.  We invite you to learn the job outlook for the Automotive Technician program, our completion rates, and financial cost associated with completion.

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