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Automotive Under Car Specialist Certificate Requirements

Certificate of Achievement (Level II) – NMC Code 032

This certificate is designed to train students in the systems underneath the automobile. These systems include brakes, suspension, and drivetrain. For students to be awarded this Under Car Specialist certificate, they must pass the related State of Michigan or ASE test for all five of the required automotive courses.

Effective: Fall 2019

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

Required Classes



AT 100 Automotive Service Basics*


AT 110 Automotive Brake Systems


AT 120 Automotive Electrical I


AT 140 Suspension and Steering


AT 150 Automatic Transmissions


AT 180 Manual Drivetrain and Axles


Elective course


* 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.

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