What Can You Do With an Automotive Transmission Certificate?

Dealerships, auto shops, and other auto repair places look for people who know how to diagnose, repair, and maintain transmissions. Graduates of CMC go on to work as:

  • Transmission technician
  • Transmission mechanic
  • Auto specialty technician
  • Auto mechanic
  • Diagnostic technician
  • Service writers
  • Diagnostic technician
  • Service technician

For Beginners & Experienced Mechanics

The transmission of a car is complex technology that requires specialty training to fully master. Having practical knowledge of an engine and the transmission is a great start – and adding a certificate from CMC expands your skillset to get the job you want.  

Train for Your Future

At CMC, you’ll get your hands dirty with transmissions and engine work right away, guided by expert instructors. It’s the education you need to become an in-demand transmission mechanic or even own your own garage. We’ll help you make it happen.

Your Automotive Transmission Cert. Program Map

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If you have any questions, please contact your counselor for more information.

Automotive Transmission Cert.: What to Expect

  • Completion Requirements
    • 20 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

    Automatic Transmission & Transaxles (AUTO 045) | 4.00

    Manual Transmission & Transaxles (AUTO 065) | 4.00

  • What You Learn
    1. Prepare for the ASE A2 and A3 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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