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Power Train & Driveability Technician Specialization Certificate

The Power Train & Driveability Technician Specialization Certificate (C1_PTD1) is offered at LSC-Montgomery and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Automotive Technology Department.

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Program Description

The power train and driveability technician specialization certificate program prepares the individual for basic, entry-level employment in the automotive service industry. The program provides course work specializing in the mechanical and electrical systems of the contemporary automobile and light truck that affect optimum operation and driveability. Courses completed in the certificate programs may be applied toward the associate degree in automotive technology.

The automotive technology program has been reviewed by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation and has full Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. The student is prepared and is encouraged to take the appropriate ASE certification exams.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
AUMT 1405 Intro to Automotive Technology  4
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems  4

TOTAL First Semester Credits:


Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
AUMT 2417 Engine Performance Analysis I 4
AUMT 2425 Auto Transmissions & Transaxle 4
AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair 4

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:


Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
AUMT 2434 Engine Performance Analysis II  4
AUMT 2437 Automotive Electronics 4
AUMT 2413 Automotive Drive Train & Axles 4

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for
Power Train and Driveability Technician Specialization Certificate:



Note: The required capstone experience will be completed by taking a departmental exam. It is strongly suggested that the following A.S.E. exams be taken by the student: the Engine Performance exam and the Electrical exam.