2022-2023 College Catalog

Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist TCC

Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist TCC (Major Code: AA71)

Program Description

The Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist certificate program provides students with the skills to enter the automotive industry as an entry level transmission, transaxle, and drive line technician. Topics covered include: shop safety, basic electrical/electronic theory and diagnosis, manual transmission/transaxle operation and diagnosis, automatic transmission/transaxle operation and diagnosis, axles operation and diagnosis, differentials operation and diagnosis, and 4WD/AWD systems operation and diagnosis.

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 6.8% nationally and 7.4% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $32,000 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: 2 terms

Credit Hours: 18

Estimated Program Cost: $3,284

Required Courses

Occupational Courses (18 Credits)

AUTT 1010Automotive Technology Introduction


AUTT 1020Automotive Electrical Systems


AUTT 2020Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles


AUTT 2030Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles


Total Credit Hours: 18

Program Outcomes

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