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Under Car Technician - Manual Transmission Career Pathway Certificate

CPCC Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
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Learn what it takes to fix manual transmissions

This program is designed to get you working on cars quickly! It takes the essential courses from the Automotive Service Technology Associate Degree and condenses them into a nine-month program. This lets you start your automotive career sooner. Gain the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and repair manual transmissions, a crucial skill for many vehicles.

Why choose manual transmission training

  • Accelerated training: Complete the program in just 9 months, launching your automotive career sooner.
  • Manual transmission expertise: Gain in-depth knowledge of manual transmissions, a valuable skill in the automotive industry.
  • Industry recognized: The curriculum prepares you to earn Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in relevant areas, a valuable industry credential.
  • Hands-on learning: Develop practical skills through a focused curriculum designed for real-world application.

This program is ideal for:

  • Individuals seeking a fast-paced entry into the automotive repair field.
  • Mechanics who want to specialize in manual transmission repair.
  • Anyone passionate about cars and interested in a rewarding career.

Become a manual transmission specialist today

Don't wait! Manual transmission training offers an exciting and lucrative career path. With this specialized program, you will gain the skills and knowledge for success in the fast-paced world of auto repair.


For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

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Job Outlook

Shift gears and drive forward in manual transmission repair

The automotive industry is a stable field with consistent job growth, offering a variety of career paths for those with a passion for cars and trucks. Technicians can specialize in different areas, and manual transmission repair is a valuable skill that will continue to be in demand. With automatic transmissions becoming more prevalent, vehicles with manuals are increasingly seen as enthusiast cars and collector's items. This ensures a steady stream of vehicles needing maintenance and repair by skilled technicians.

For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Gain undercarriage skills with a Manual Transmission Certificate 

Learn  the skills to diagnose and fix manual transmission problems in just nine months. Our program combines theory with real-world practice, all under the guidance of experienced instructors. 

Go beyond textbooks to learn: 
  • SafetyLearn critical safety protocols to keep yourself, the environment and the vehicle protected.
  • Electrical systems: Diagnose and fix electrical problems that power modern cars.
  • Braking systems: Gain experience in maintaining and repairing braking systems, including advanced features like ABS and traction control.
  • Suspension fundamentals: Develop skills to diagnose, repair and service suspension systems for a smooth ride.
  • Advanced electrical and fuel systems: Learn complex electrical systems, fuel injection and emission controls.
  • Welding skills: Learn welding techniques for effective vehicle repair.
  • Foundational auto repair: Gain a comprehensive understanding of auto repair fundamentals, including safety practices and engine operation.
  • ASE certifications: These certifications assess your knowledge and abilities in specific areas of automotive repair, like automatic transmissions (A2), suspension and steering (A4) and customer service (C1). Earning these certifications can demonstrate your expertise to potential employers and can increase your earning potential. 
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


See where your certificate can take you

The classes you take in this program can help you earn additional certificates or degrees. Take one step at a time and know that each step gets you closer to your future goals. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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