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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

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

Diesel Technology

Diesel 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.