What Can You Do With an Engine Performance and Drivability Certificate?

Graduates from Copper Mountain College go on to work as:

  • Performance mechanic
  • Engine performance technician
  • High performance mechanic
  • Auto drivability technician
  • Diagnostic technician
  • Automotive specialty technician
  • Auto mechanic
  • Service technician
  • Service writers

Keep It Running

Keeping any vehicle in tip-top shape requires specialized training, especially when it comes to its engine. Specializing in engine performance and drivability is almost a guarantee for a lasting career as an engine doctor. Use what you learn about engine management, fuel and electrical systems, ignition, and more to find what keeps an engine from performing efficiently. Once you pop the hood of a car, you’ll diagnose, repair, and maintain any engine with confidence.

Always Room To Grow

With CMC’s engine performance and drivability certificate, you’ll get your foot in the door with everything you learn from your knowledgeable and hands-on professors. Once you’re in, you’ll use what you learned and grow your skills from there.

Your Automotive Engine Performance & Drivability Cert. Program Map

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Automotive Engine Performance & Drivability Cert.: What to Expect

  • Completion Requirements
    • 23/24 units of required courses
    • A grade of C or higher in all required courses
    • Minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Required Courses

    Principles of Automotive Technology (AUTO 004) | 4.00

    Engine Performance I (AUTO 018) | 4.00

    Automotive Electrical Systems I (AUTO 020) | 4.00

    Engine Performance II (AUTO 029) | 4.00

    Automatic Transmission & Transaxles (AUTO 045) | 4.00

    Hybrid & Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AUTO 078) | 4.00


    Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology (AUTO 028) | 3.00

  • What You Learn
    1. Prepare for the ASE A8 certification by learning how to work on a car’s engine for performance and drivability.
    2. Learn how to use car test equipment that’s related to hybrid and alternative fuel cars to diagnose, analyze, evaluate level of care, and write a cost estimate of repairs.
    3. Use service info to find and document any repairs that were done on hybrid and alternative fuel cars.
    4. Learn how to properly use common auto repair tools, lab equipment, and machines by following common safety practices.
    5. Work alone and in a team to diagnose, fix, and maintain different types of cars.
    6. Show you can be professional with coworkers and customers even during complaints or special challenges.

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