Automotive Drivetrain Specialist Certificate


The Automotive Drivetrain Specialist certificate is designed to provide knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Automotive Services Technician. All courses within this certificate are also part of a AAAS degree in Automotive Services Technician.

Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
35 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

*Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs.
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees:Auto Dealer Programs 
Approximately $1700 per quarter in tools and equipment
Additional Fees: Automotive GST/AST
Approximately $63 per quarter

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  1. Apply fundamentals of automotive service training, including the basics of automotive diagnostics and repair, pre-delivery inspection and warranty repair procedures
  2. Identify, inspect, disassemble and assemble basic components of automotive power plants
  3. Apply knowledge of the function, construction, operation, troubleshooting and servicing of disc, drum and ABS brake systems, steering, suspension and wheel alignment
  4. Use electronic engine analyzers and scanners to test and tune ignition, fuel injection and emission systems
  5. Apply understanding of electrical principles, semi-conductors, microprocessors and wiring diagrams to diagnose and repair malfunctions of automotive electrical systems
  6. Apply knowledge of the function, construction, operation, troubleshooting and service of front- and rear- wheel drive, manual and automatic transmissions and transaxles
  7. Test, service and repair heating and air-conditioning systems

Careers & Opportunities

The placement rate for this program is 100%. The demand for dealer-trained technicians should remain strong over the next decade. Graduates may be hired as Automotive Service Technicians. With additional experience many technicians can become a Parts or Service Manager; some may seek positions in sales, management or open their own related business.

Gainful Employment

Federal regulations require certain educational programs that qualify for a variety of federal student funding to comply with Gainful Employment rules.

Gainful Employment Information