AF12 Automotive Fundamentals, Diploma

Offered at the Griffin and Flint River Campuses and Henry Site

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 3 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 40

Program Description

The Automotive Fundamentals diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical applications necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Automotive Fundamentals diploma that qualifies them as entry-level technicians.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Additional Costs

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks

Tools $500 and up
Equipment/supplies $70 and up

Other required out-services

EPA certification in mobile air conditioning servicing $20

(Must be achieved before students complete AUTT 1060, Climate Control)

Note: AUTT 1010 must be completed with a grade of a C or better before entering AUTT 1020.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Allen McChargue, ASE., Program Coordinator


Phone: (706) 646-6149


Program Courses

First Term

AUTT 1010Automotive Technology Introduction


AUTT 1020Automotive Electrical Systems


AUTT 1030Automotive Brake Systems


Choose One: (Required)

COLL 1500Student Success


COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy


Total Credit Hours:3

Second Term

AUTT 1040Automotive Engine Performance


AUTT 1050Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems


EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development


Third Term

AUTT 1060Automotive Climate Control Systems


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I