Online Automotive Transmissions Essentials Certificate

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Program Overview

Improve your automotive transmissions knowledge with ICS Canada’s Automotive Transmissions Essentials Certificate online program. This program can help you prepare for industry certification and enhance your skills for employment in a garage, dealership, auto supply store, or in public transportation. With ICS Canada, you train at home and at a pace that's right for you. You’ll learn about the essential theory of manual drive trains and automatic transmission systems and then practice what you’ve learned by completing practical exercises. You can even complete this program in just two months.¹ ²

Curriculum Details

Program Goal and Outcomes

Program Goal

To enhance skills for employment in the automotive field in the area of automotive transmissions, including manual and automatic transmission systems.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the purpose of the major components in an automobile's drivetrain
  • Describe the components and operation of the clutch assembly
  • Identify common clutch problems, and describe how to remove and service the clutch assembly
  • Name and describe the components and operation of manual and automatic transmissions
  • Describe how to diagnose, troubleshoot, and perform routine transmission procedures, including removing, servicing, and replacing a transmission
  • Name and describe the components and operation of front-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive vehicles, including drive shafts, differentials, and drive axles
  • Identify the components and operation of 4WD and AWD systems, including the procedures necessary to diagnose and service those systems
  • Describe basic electrical circuits, circuit components, and electrical measuring and test equipment
  • Describe the procedures to troubleshoot and diagnose specific manufacturers' electronic transmission control systems
  • Identify and describe the components and operation of various manufacturers' transmissions and describe the disassembly and reassembly procedures for typical transmissions and transaxles for each manufacturer
  • List the various hand tools and specialized tools used when working with automotive systems

Course 1

AT015 Manual Drivetrain and Axles

Objectives:

  • Explain the operation of a manual transmission or transaxle clutch system.
  • Describe the diagnosis and service of the clutch, flywheel, and control mechanisms.
  • Explain the operation, diagnosis, and service of a manual transmission and transaxle.
  • Discuss the operation, diagnosis, and service of driveshafts, U-joints, constant velocity (CV) joints, and differentials in the final drive.
  • Describe the operation of four-wheel drive (4WD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) systems.
  • Explain the diagnosis and service of the transfer case, hubs, and control system.
Additional Material

Textbook: Automotive Technology, 5th Edition

Course 2

AT020 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles

Objectives:

  • Explain the operation of an automatic transmission and transaxle system, as well as that of the mechanical and hydraulic components.
  • Describe the diagnosis and service of an automatic transmission and transaxle system.
  • Explain the disassembly and overhaul of an automatic transmission and transaxle, including subcomponents and measurements.
Additional Material

Textbook: Automotive Technology, 5th Edition


Computer Specifications
As you know this is an online academic program. This means you will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. In addition, you will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to participate in and complete your program.

We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.
In order to further enhance your performance in this field, ICS has researched and recommended specific practical activities designed to complement your coursework.
To ensure that you acquire the manual skills which are important in this program area, we encourage you to follow all of the course instruction.

Sample Lesson

To view an Automotive Transmissions Essentials sample lesson, click here.

Automotive Transmissions Essentials Program Details

In ICS Canada’s Automotive Transmissions Essentials online training program, you’ll cover topics such as:

  • The introduction to manual and automatic transmissions
  • Drive shafts, differentials, and drive axles
  • Four-wheel drive systems and drivetrain electrical systems

ASE Certification Preparation

There is no direct certification as a result of this program but this program will help to prepare students to sit for the ASE A2-A3 Transmission-related certification exams.

Online automotive transmissions training

The Automotive Transmissions Essentials Certificate provides training on manual and automatic transmissions. This is a great option if you already have experience in automotive repair basics and want to improve your transmission repair skills. Here are a few qualities that effective auto repair technicians have in common:

  • Detail oriented: It’s important to have a sharp eye and check things twice.
  • Problem solving: Finding the missing piece can be challenging and rewarding.
  • Persistent: You work until the job is done and done well.
  • Honest: You are ethical in your work for customers.

"I chose to further my education and accounting knowledge with ICS Canada while working as an accounting clerk, which allowed me to move up within the company at which I am currently working. Studying with ICS Canada was a great experience, and the instructors were very helpful when it came to resolving any issues I had while studying."

- Sean S., ICS Canada graduate

"I have taken three diploma courses with ICS Canada. It has been very rewarding and challenging. I love to increase my knowledge level and share experiences. ICS Canada is great. Enrol! The contact with them is always very pleasant. You feel like a part of the ICS team."

- Connie K., ICS Canada graduate

Your program includes:

  • Customized payment plans with 0% interest
  • Learning aids
  • Study Planner App to customize your study plans and keep track of your progress
  • Instructional support from our experienced faculty
  • Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
  • Exclusive access to ICS Canada’s Student and Alumni Facebook Group
  • Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising

Does the ICS Canada Automotive Transmissions Essentials Certificate Program help to prepare students for any of ASE certification exams?

Yes. The program helps to prepare students to sit for the ASE A2 — Automatic Transmission/Transaxle and A3 — Manual Drive Train & Axles certification exams.

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¹ The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work-related experience to improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.

² In order to further enhance your performance in this field, ICS has researched and recommended specific practical activities designed to complement your coursework. To ensure that you acquire the manual skills which are important in this program area, we encourage you to follow all of the course instruction.