Automotive Certificate in Powertrain Systems

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician. 470604


The Automotive Certificate in Powertrain Systems is the second of two Automotive Certificates at SMCC. The Automotive Certificate in Chassis Systems is a requirement for admission to the Automotive Certificate in Powertrain Systems. The Powertrain Systems Certificate involves classes in Engine Repair; Engine Performance; Manual Transmissions and Drivetrains; Automatic Transmissions; and Automotive Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. Paired with the Automotive Certificate in Chassis Systems, the two programs are designed to prepare skilled technicians to work in the automotive industry in the areas of routine maintenance, steering and suspension, brakes, heating and air conditioning, engine repair and performance, manual and automatic transmissions, and drivelines. Opportunities for graduates include positions in dealerships, independent shops, automotive parts stores and companies with vehicle fleets. Graduates of the Automotive Certificate in Powertrain Systems may continue their education at SMCC in the Automotive associate degree program.




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Southern Maine Community College

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

SMCC - South Portland Campus

Local WIB

4 - Coastal Counties Local Area 4

Name of Credential


Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Federal, state & college loans and grants

Refund Policy

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Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


In-State/District Tuition

$96.00 Credit Hour

Other Fees

$1,000.00 Program / course admin. fees

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$192.00 Credit Hour

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

49-3023.00Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
$18.13 per hour

Provider Status



2 Fort Road, South Portland, Maine 04106

Phone Number

(207) 741-5955

Fax Number

(207) 741-5631

Web Address

Last Updated

May 17, 2021


Jun 23, 2020


May 17, 2023

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