Automotive: Hybrid Technology Specialist Program Requirements

Certificate of Achievement (Level II) – NMC Code 034

Hybrid electric vehicles are a fast-growing section of the market. This certificate is the direct result of local automotive repair companies requesting that NMC provide hybrid technician training. For current students, the certificate is an additional credential opportunity that will expand employment options.

"It's encouraging to see our local community college get involved in these types of things. It's encouraging for our industry," said Rich King of the Bill Marsh Automotive Group, with operates six locations in Traverse City and Kalkaska. Three Bill Marsh service managers sit on the NMC's Automotive Technology advisory board. "This is the wave of our future, and to get prepared now is better for everyone," King said. "I foresee the hybrid market growing year after year."

Effective: Fall 2016

Foundation Requirements

For successful completion of the AT courses, placement into ENG 111 is recommended; and completion of MTH 08 or placement into MTH 23 is recommended. 

Certificate Requirements Credits: 32-34

AT 100 Auto Service Basics*


AT 120 Automotive Electrical I


AT 130 Engine Performance I


AT 150 Automotive Transmissions or
AT 230 Engine Performance II


AT 160 Engine Repair


AT 210 Hybrid Technology


AT 220 Automotive Electrical II


* May be waived with proof of appropriate work experience or education.

Program Completion Requirements

A minimum of 32 AT credit hours are required to receive this certificate. Students must choose elective courses from the Automotive Program course list to reach the required credit level.

Must pass the related State of Michigan or ASE test for all of the required automotive course.

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