2022-2023 College Catalog

Automotive Engine Performance Technician TCC

Automotive Engine Performance Technician TCC (Major Code: AE51)

Program Description

The Automotive Engine Performance Technician certificate program introduces students to the knowledge and skills they will need as entry level automotive engine performance technicians. Topics covered include: shop safety, electrical/electronics diagnosis, and diagnosis and service of fuel, ignition, emission and electronic engine controls.

Accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation in both Maintenance and Light Repair, 1503 Edwards Ferry Rd., NE Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176.

Career Information


Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by -9.6% nationally and 11.6% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $46,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Brian Ford

Automotive Technology Instructor

Academic Building C2324



Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 1 term

Credit Hours: 12

Estimated Program Cost: $3,170

Required Courses


Occupational Courses (16 Credits)

AUTT 1010Automotive Technology Introduction


AUTT 1020Automotive Electrical Systems


AUTT 1040Automotive Engine Performance


Total Credit Hours: 16

Program Outcomes

1. Graduate should follow a methodical diagnostic process while performing all repairs in a service shop.
2. Graduate should pursue update training to maintain current knowledge on vehicle systems.
3. Graduate should display ability to seek and use technical information to diagnose problems.
4. Graduate should communicate knowledgeably and professionally with peers and customers regarding all repairs.