Automotive Electrical Systems Repair


The Automotive Electrical Systems Repair Academic Certificate curriculum at Midlands Technical College provides students with an up-to-date training program that will develop their knowledge of the diagnostic and electrical service process through hands-on training.

MTC also prepares students to become certified in Electrical Systems by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.). A.S.E. is nationally recognized by the automotive industry as the foremost organization for professional certification. Certification examinations are administered many times throughout the year at selected Prometric sites throughout the United States.

The South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association's Auto Tech Development Program provides students with scholarships, job placement, and a free set of tools worth almost $10,000. The article "Expanding access to automotive careers in South Carolina" details how it is fill openings for automotive technicians in South Carolina.

Program Type

Academic Certificate

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To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(10 Credit Hours)
AUT-131 Electrical Systems

Electrical Systems

ID: AUT-131

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the individual systems and components that when combined form the entire automobile electrical system. The course includes starting and charging systems, ignition, engine, chassis, and accessory systems as well as instruction in the proper use of electrical schematics.

AUT-132 Automotive Electricity

Automotive Electricity

ID: AUT-132

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of electricity as used in automotive applications. This course includes dc and ac principles and their various uses in the automobile. The relationship between ohm's law and actual automotive circuits is demonstrated.

AUT-133 Electrical Fundamentals

Electrical Fundamentals

ID: AUT-133

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the theories of electricity, including magnetism, series and parallel circuits, ohm's law and an introduction to the use of various electrical test equipment.

  Total Credit Hours 10
  Estimated Cost
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