The Automotive Engine Performance Academic Certificate curriculum at Midlands Technical College provides students with an up-to-date training program that will develop their knowledge of engine performance through hands-on training.

MTC also prepares students to become certified in Engine Performance 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 twice annually at selected sites throughout the United States including Midlands Technical College.

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Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(12 Credit Hours)
AUT-145 Engine Performance

Engine Performance

ID: AUT-145

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the diagnosis of various performance problems using the appropriate diagnostic equipment and diagnostic manuals. Logical thinking is also included in the course.

AUT-245 Advanced Engine Performance

Advanced Engine Performance

ID: AUT-245

Credit Hours: 5

This course includes hands-on diagnostics, including an in-depth study and use of the oscilloscope in diagnosing engine performance problems.

AUT-262 Advanced Automotive Diagnosis and Repair

Advanced Automotive Diagnosis and Repair

ID: AUT-262

Credit Hours: 4

This course is an advanced study of the proper diagnostic and repair procedures required on newer computerized automobiles, including scan tool and digital multi-meter operation.

      Total Credit Hours 12
      Estimated Cost
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