Build Your Future as a Manual Drive Train Specialist

The Manual Drive Train Specialist Certificate is designed to provide the student with entry-level employment skills needed in the area of automotive service and repair of manual transmissions, manual transaxles, clutch systems, drivelines, and differentials. Specific expected student learning outcomes are the following:

  • Identify and practice safe work habits when using tools and equipment in an automotive repair shop.
  • Inspect, identify, and repair vehicle malfunctions following manufacturer specifications and procedures.
  • Using a vehicle repair order, explain and record vehicle inspection and repair procedures performed.
  • Perform a wide array of preventative maintenance, service, and repair procedures related to manual transmissions, manual transaxles, clutch systems, drivelines, and differentials.

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate – Automotive Manual Drive Train Specialist Skills

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

David Lopez
714.992-7564
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John Farley
714.992.7562
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714.992.7563
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714.992.7590
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Frequently Asked Questions

Certificate – Manual Drive Train Specialist

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Average Salary: $24,860 – $73,360
• Automotive Specialist Technician
• Automotive Parts Sales
• Automotive Body and Related Repairers
• Automotive Sales Representative
• Automotive Master Mechanic

Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

The number of vehicles in use is expected to continue to rise. More entry-level service technicians will be needed to perform basic maintenance and repair, such as replacing brake pads and changing oil, on these vehicles. New technologies, however, such as electric vehicles, may limit future demand for automotive service technicians and mechanics because these vehicles will be more reliable and thus require less frequent maintenance and repair.

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Automotive Technology

Average Salary in this Field

$24,860 to

$73,360 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Automotive Specialist Technician

Automotive Master Mechanic

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