At a Glance:

Contact: Kemith Thompson
Kemith Thompson, Asst. Dean of Instruction, Industrial and Transportation Technologies
Phone: 404-225-4521
Campus: Main
Department: Academic Affairs, Academic Affairs, Industrial & Transportation Technologies Division
, Associate Dean
Direct: (404) 225-4521



Automotive Electrical/Electronics Systems Technician

Program Overview

The certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair basic electrical/electronic automotive systems as an entry - level technician.  Topics covered includes automotive shop safety, electrical theory and circuit diagnosis, automotive batteries, starting, and charging systems, instrumentation, lighting, and various vehicle accessories.

Minimum Program Length = 1 Semester

Estimated Program Cost $3,916


Entrance Requirements

Admissions Requirements
  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Official high school or GED transcript is required to apply
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
  • Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar
  • Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate


Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Curriculum (9 hours)
Occupational Courses (9 hours)
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.
Introduces automotive electricity, emphasizes the basic principles, diagnosis, and service/repair of batteries, starting systems, starting system components, alternators and regulators, lighting system, gauges, horn, wiper/washer, and accessories.