May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Automotive Technology Certificate

Academic Program Code:  921

This program prepares students to work on today’s high-tech vehicles.  Instruction includes component identification, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of six of the major automotive systems, including brake, suspension and steering, electrical and electronics, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance.

In addition to aligning with the content of Michigan Mechanic Certification tests, this program meets ASE Education Foundation standards for instruction in the following specialty areas:

  • Engine Repair (A1)
  • Suspension and Steering (A4)
  • Brakes (A5)
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6)
  • Heating and Air Conditioning (A7)
  • Engine Performance (A8)

Total Credit Hours


Program Notes

GRCC now grants college credits for current Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications.  For details, contact the department at (616) 234-3006 or the College Web site at

In What Order Should I Take Classes?

Please select courses from the Priority I list.  Select courses based on the number of credits you are taking in the semester, for example, if you are a part time student you do not have to take all of the courses listed.  If you are unable to schedule Priority I courses, move to and select from the list of Priority II, Priority III, and Priority IV courses.

Priority I Priority II

AUT 102 - Introduction To Automotive Service  

AUT 110 - Auto Electrical Systems  

AUT 130 - Automotive Engine Performance I  

AUT 147 - Automotive Brake Systems  

AUT 148 - Automotive Suspension, Steering, and Alignment  

AUT 103 - Automotive Engine Design and Servicing   

AUT 210 - Automotive Engine Performance II  

AUT 220 - Automotive Electrical Diagnostics  

AUT 245 - Automotive Chassis Systems  

AUT 160 - Automotive Driveability Diagnostics  

AUT 143 - Automotive Air Conditioning and Heating   

Priority III  

AUT 180 - Applied Auto Servicing  


AUT 181 - Internship in Automotive Technology I  


Meet with an Academic Program Advisor and consult my Academic Progress for specific degree requirements.

What’s Next?

This Automotive Servicing Certificate Program is a first step in your Automotive career.  

Did you know that these courses fit into a more advanced GRCC program that allows you keep increasing your skills in this area?
Check the next related program to find out where you can go next!
To take the next step, contact an Acdemic Advisor!