Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist

Program Overview

The Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist certificate program provides students with the skills to enter the automotive industry as an entry level transmission, transaxle, and drive line technician.  Topics covered include:  shop safety, basic electrical/electronic theory and diagnosis, manual transmission/transaxle operation and diagnosis, automatic transmission/transaxle operation and diagnosis, axles operation and diagnosis, differentials operation and diagnosis, and 4WD/AWD systems operation and diagnosis.

Students are accepted into the Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist program any semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 2 semesters.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 18 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$20,000.00 – $30,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $2,462.00
Books & Supplies:  $275.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared to become employed as an entry level automotive transmission/transaxle technician.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • AUTT1010Automotive Technology Introduction2 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AUTO ELECTRICAL COURSE OPTIONS (7 Credit Hours Required)
  • Option #1:
  • AUTT1020Automotive Electrical Systems7 credit hours240 contact hours
  • Option #2:
  • AUTT1021Automotive Electrical Systems I4 credit hours138 contact hours
  • AUTT1022Automotive Electrical Systems II3 credit hours103 contact hours
  • AUTT2020Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles4 credit hours101 contact hours
  • AUTT2030Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles5 credit hours135 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 18