IHE Certificate of Completion
Method of Delivery
Daytime Hours, Evening Hours
Instructional Program (CIP)
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.
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Southern Maine Community College
WIOA Approved Program
SMCC - South Portland Campus
4 - Coastal Counties Local Area 4
Name of Credential
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Federal, state & college loans and grants
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Yes - NATEF/ASE
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
$96.00 Credit Hour
$1,000.00 Program / course admin. fees
$192.00 Credit Hour
Total In-State Program Cost
Total Out-of-State Program Cost