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 am a new diesel technician. I came to the Mather Diesel program through my job at Sacramento Regional Transit. I’ve learned a lot and I am currently pursuing my A.S. degree. My major is diesel technology, but it is not something I have always wanted to do. However, it is an opportunity that presented itself through my current employer. I am currently working in the diesel industry at Sacramento Regional Transit. What I enjoy the best in the Mather Diesel Program is the combination of both classroom and hands on lab instruction. The Mather Diesel Program is helping me succeed by teaching me theories in the classroom that give me a more in-depth understanding of the industry. Also, the hands on training gives me the fundamental training for success in the industry. The Diesel program is teaching me a lot about the diesel industry and it is complimenting my on the job training.