At a Glance:

FCC: William Bentley
William Bentley, Assistant Dean of Industrial Technology & Instructor of Automotive Technology
Office: D120
Phone: 706-295-6999
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technologies

WCC: Troy Peco
Troy Peco, Assistant Dean of Industrial Technologies; Program Director & Instructor of Automotive Technology
Office: 106
Phone: 706-764-3618
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technologies

VIDEO: The Automotive Program

Automotive Engine Performance Technician (AE51)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Walker County Campus
  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Automotive Engine Performance Technician certificate program introduces students to the knowledge and skills they will need as entry level automotive engine performance technicians. Topics covered include: shop safety, electrical/electronics diagnosis, and diagnosis and service of fuel, ignition, emission and electronic engine controls.

Entrance Date: Fall and Spring Semester

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (16 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.
Introduces basic engine performance systems which support and control four stroke gasoline engine operations and reduce emissions. Topics include: general engine diagnosis, computerized engine controls and diagnosis, ignition system diagnosis and repair, fuel and air induction, exhaust systems, emission control systems diagnosis and repair, and other related engine service.