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Automotive Technology

Overview

The automotive technology program is a combination of classroom and hands-on shop experiences that prepare students for careers in all phases of automotive service and repair on all types of cars. Students are trained on the use of workshop manuals in traditional and computerized formats, hand held meters and scanners, and special shop tools including power and hand tools.

Highlights include:

  • NATEF certified in: brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, suspension and steering, automatic transmission/transaxle, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, manual drive trains and axles.
  • ASE certified instructors and programs.
  • Students may begin 5-week courses 3 times during the semester.
  • 5-week courses allow completion of some certificate programs in one semester.
  • Small class size ensures individual attention and access to specialized equipment.
  • Preparation for ASE and State Smog Certification (Emissions Control) exams.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

  • A.S. in Automotive Analysis
  • A.S. in Automotive Component Service Technician
  • A.S. in Automotive Technology
  • Air Conditioning Service Certificate
  • Alternative Fuels and Green Vehicle Technology Certificate
  • Automotive Analysis Certificate
  • Automotive Component Service Technician Certificate
  • Automotive Emissions Inspection and Repair Technician Certificate
  • Automotive Technology Certificate
  • Extreme Tuner Certificate
  • Parts and Service Certificate
  • Small Engines Certificate
  • Snap-On™ Certification Certificate
  • Transmission Service Certificate
  • Undercar Service Certificate
  • Automotive Brakes Certificate
  • Automotive Suspension and Steering Certificate
  • Division Dean Gary Aguilar
  • Department Chair Ben French
  • Phone (916) 484-8354