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Under Car Technician - Automatic Transmission Career Pathway Certificate

CPCC Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
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Get fast-tracked for auto repair careers with automatic transmission training 

The Under Car Technician - Automatic Transmission Career Pathway Certificate is your ticket to a rewarding career in auto repair. This focused program gets you working on transmissions quickly, allowing you to complete it in less than a year. Gain the skills to diagnose and repair automatic transmissions, a specialty in high demand.

Why choose automatic transmission training

  • High demand: Automatic transmissions are ubiquitous in modern vehicles. As these cars age, the need for skilled transmission technicians continues to soar.
  • Quick start: The Under Car Technician - Automatic Transmission Career Pathway Certificate can be completed in under a year, allowing you to enter the workforce quickly.
  • Hands-on learning: The program is designed for practical application. You'll gain the experience and knowledge needed to tackle real-world transmission problems.
  • Industry recognized: The curriculum prepares you to earn Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in relevant areas, a valuable industry credential.

Become an automatic transmission specialist today

Don't wait! Automatic transmission training offers an exciting and lucrative career path. With this specialized program, you will gain the skills and knowledge for success in the fast-paced world of auto repair.

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

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Hit the fast lane for a rewarding career in the automotive industry 


The automotive industry offers exciting opportunities, and specializing in undercar systems like automatic transmissions puts you in the driver's seat of a rewarding career. This program equips you with the skills to diagnose, repair and maintain these complex components, making you a valuable asset in any repair shop.

For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Gear up for success by gaining essential automatic transmission repair skills 

This fast-paced, nine-month certificate combines classroom instruction and hands-on labs in our state-of-the-art automotive shop. You will work alongside experienced instructors and master the art of automatic transmission repairs.  
What you should learn: 
  • SafetyLearn workshop safety procedures to protect yourself, the environment and the vehicles you will be working on.
  • Electrical essentials: Gain the ability to diagnose and fix basic automotive electrical systems.
  • Suspension systemsDevelop the skills to diagnose, repair and maintain modern suspension systems.
  • Drivetrain dynamics: Learn to diagnose, repair and service automatic transmissions, front and rear wheel drive axles.
  • Welding fundamentals: Gain hands-on experience in essential welding techniques commonly used in automotive repair.

Hit the ground running: 

  • Save time: The certificate condenses the first year of the Automotive Service Technology Associate Degree, allowing you to enter the workforce faster. 
  • Industry-recognized skills: The program prepares you for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications in A2, A3, A4 and C1. 
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


See where your certificate can take you

The classes you take in this program can help you earn additional certificates or degrees. Take one step at a time and know that each step gets you closer to your future goals. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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