Transportation plays a crucial role in our society because moving people and goods is central to everything America does. Vehicle components and systems will continue to become increasingly sophisticated which, in turn, will require well-trained operators and maintenance and repair technicians. Examples of future transportation technology include rocket technology, super-capacity jet airplanes, hybrid, bio-diesel, and hydrogen fuel-cell technology involving automobiles and trucks.
Automotive Collision Technology
Master all the skills of detailing and repairing cars by studying car component and structural repairs and refinishing. You’ll be getting tons of hands-on experience with mixing your own custom paints, welding, and using collision software systems.
- Automotive Collision Technology
- A.S. in Automotive Collision Technology
This program prepares you to be a diesel technician and specialize in areas such as diesel engine repair, hydraulics, and electrical. Diesel Technology covers a wide variety of skills where you also will learn to plasma-cut, fabricate, and even weld.
- Diesel Technology
- Clean Diesel Technology
- Preventive Maintenance
- A.S. Diesel Technology
- Hands-on technical training for the transportation industry.
- Degrees and certificates.
- NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) 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 (Automotive Service Excellence) certified instructors and programs.
- I-Car (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) certified for automotive collision technology.
- Students may take courses in five-week, eight-week or 16 week formats.
- Five-week courses begin three times during the semester.
- Small class size ensures individual attention and access to specialized equipment.
- Preparation for ASE and State Smog Certification (Emissions Control) exams.
As with classes taken on the main campus, all students are required to pay current per-unit fees. Non-California residents will be assessed an additional tuition fee. Fees must be paid at the time of registration.
I have been a student in the Mather Diesel program for the last two semesters. I am taking diesel courses to improve my skills for my career in diesel where I work at Sacramento Regional Transit. I am in the A mechanics apprenticeship program. I am using these courses to aid in my training. I am majoring in Diesel Technology. I have been interested in this field since I began working at Sacramento Regional Transit as a service worker. What I enjoy best about the Mather Diesel program is Learning about new and up and coming technologies and applying what I’ve learned to my current position at Sacramento Regional Transit. The program is providing me with hands on experience as well as in the classroom training that is applicable to the industry. The Mather Diesel program is preparing me for the future by providing me with the necessary skills required to be successful in the industry. This includes providing information regarding current technologies and hands on experience.