2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
    Dec 08, 2023  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology: Diagnostic Specialist, CA [AUTODIAGCT, 32 Total Credits]

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This Certificate program prepares students for entry level careers as engine performance diagnostic technicians. Completion will prepare the student to be knowledgeable and proficient in safe operational procedures, use of hand and power tools, and use of lab and advanced diagnostic equipment including DVOM’s, scan tools, digital storage oscilloscopes, electronic service information, as well as having a basic knowledge of the automotive industry as a whole. Students will perform diagnosis and repair of electrical systems including battery, starting and changing, engine related service procedures, driveability diagnosis, and diagnosis of vehicle computer network systems and body control computers. Student will be knowledgeable in alternative fueled vehicle service techniques as related to the driveability area. Students will also be prepared to obtain a State of Nevada Class 1G smog inspector license.


  1. Understand, identify, and implement safe working procedures.

  2. Obtain a Nevada Class 1G smog certification.

  3. Prepare to take the following ASE/NATEF certification exams: ASE A1, ASE A6, and ASE A8.

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