At a Glance:

Floyd: 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

Walker: 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 Repair Technician (AE61)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Walker County Campus
  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Automotive Engine Repair Technician certificate program provides the student with entry level automotive engine repair skills. Topics include: basic shop safety, basic electrical/electronic diagnosis, principles of engine operation, basic engine diagnosis, and basic engine repair procedures.

Entrance Date: Fall and Spring Semester

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (15 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.
This course introduces the student to automotive engine theory and repair, placing emphasis on inspection, testing, and diagnostic techniques for both 2 cycle and 4 cycle internal combustion engines. Topics include general engine diagnosis; removal and reinstallation; cylinder heads and valve trains diagnosis and repair; engine blocks assembly diagnosis and repair; lubrication and cooling systems diagnosis and repair.