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Trades and Technology

Advanced Automotive Specialty Skills (New Fall 2021) - Diploma (0660)

Are you interested in advancing your career within the automotive repair industry? Have you completed HACC’s Automotive Technology certificate program and are now seeking to increase your knowledge to upper level automotive repair skills in transmissions, drivelines, propulsion systems, powertrain management, and electronic and telematic systems?  HACC’s Advanced Automotive Specialty Skills diploma is designed just for you! Our program is an advanced degree option and is designed for those who have completed our automotive certificate. Like our other automotive programs, this program is also accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Foundation in eight categories of automotive repair.

Graduate of our diploma are prepared to enter the job market as service technicians in dealerships and automotive repair facilities. They are prepared to tackle more difficult and challenging diagnostic repair jobs.

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Our diploma program is an advanced degree. Meaning that it is designed to build upon the skillset you already received from our Automotive Technology certificate program.  Our curriculum allows you to operate state-of-the art diagnostic tools as you work to repair current/recent vehicle models.  The advanced topics covered are:

  • Powertrain Management
  • Drivelines
  • Transmissions
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Telematics

Once you have completed our program, you will be prepared to:

  • Complete the Pennsylvania State Emissions Inspector and Safety Inspection License examinations
  • Work as service technicians in automotive repair facilities or dealerships
  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.

Our Advanced Automotive Specialty Skills diploma is designed as an advanced degree option. If you have taken the Automotive Technology certificate and seek to complete this degree, it is recommended that you finish your educational studies by enrolling in HACC’s Automotive Technology AAS. This degree will round out your automotive education experience providing you with the necessary general education foundation coursework.

Completing the Automotive Technology AAS will position you to transfer your HACC coursework to a four-year college or university where you can pursue a Bachelor’s degree.

For your convenience, you can complete the entire program at our Harrisburg Campus.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit this webpage to review the most up-to-date details about how courses are being offered.

Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are approximately 200 scholarships available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships for details and deadlines.

You can complete spring, summer and fall classes at HACC. Submit your application anytime by visiting our website. When you submit your application, make sure to include the specific program code #0660. By using this code, you will ensure you are applying for the correct program.

We are passionate about providing a high-quality education and an opportunity for you to pursue your goals. If you are currently enrolled in our Automotive Technology certificate, or are nearing graduation and looking for a way to increase your earning potential, please contact our engineering, trades & computer technologies department chair, Kelley Engle, to request more information.

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