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Automotive Service Technology - Undercar Specialist

Advanced Certificate

Program Overview

Automotive Service Technology - Undercar Specialist

Want to advance your career as an automobile technician? Delta's Automotive Service Technology - Undercar Specialist advanced certificate will prepare you for the mid-level certification and employment at a dealership, quick service center or independent business. 

Duties of a mid-level technician include diagnosing, repair and maintenance of many types of vehicles. 

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in automotive technology? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

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are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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About Delta's Program

  • Auto Lab Student
    State-of-the-art technology

    At Delta, you get hands-on experience in Automotive Service Technology courses. We have two automotive labs and a number of vehicles that are used as teaching aids to help you understand the modern, sophisticated automobile.

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The Automotive Service Technology - Undercar Specialist program covers the following:

  • Brakes
  • Drive train
  • Gasoline engines
  • Electrical/Electronic systems
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
  • Preventative maintenance inspection
  • Suspension and steering

The Delta College Automotive Service Technology programs meet industry standards and are evaluated every five years by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation.

  • AUTO courses are based on all eight Automotive Service Excellence areas.
  • Classes are taught through classroom and hands-on lab experiences.
  • Courses prepare students for ASE certification tests.

Professional licensure

The Automotive Service license can be earned in Michigan. Each state has their own requirements. There is no guarantee of licensing in another state.  You may apply and that state's licensing board will look at your credentials/education and decide requirements for gaining the license. Please contact the Coordinator for further information.

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has three centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Facts & Figures

One in eight

1 in 8 people in our community age 17-70 have taken a class at Delta.


With over 900 faculty and staff members, Delta is the 4th largest employer in the area.

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