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Automotive Technology Program

The Automotive Technology Program is committed to producing entry-level automotive technicians. The program and instructors meet strict industry standards and are NATEF/ASE certified in MAST (Master Automotive Service Technician) & MLR (Maintenance & Light Repair - Summer 2016).

Paired with general education units you can graduate with an Associate in Science Degree in All Automotive Systems. Upon successful completion of the curriculum you receive one year of industry credit towards your ASE credential. The program has NATEF Student Certification Exams that are part of the curricula, which helps with the mastery of the National ASE test. With a strong Automotive Advisory Board & ASCCA (Automotive Service Council of CA) membership we offer an excellent opportunity for career placement.


Semester I

AUTO 032 (4) Fundamentals
ELTN 130 (3) Basic Electronics
TECH 107a (3) Technical Calculation
MACH 101 (3) Metalworking
& WELD 044a (1) Welding
MIT 101 (4) Intro to Robotics

Semester II

AUTO 50 (3) Basic Auto Electrical
AUTO 220 (5) Engine Repair
AUTO 221 (6) Engine Machining
ENGL 435 (1) Vocational English

Semester III

AUTO 222 (5) Manual transmissions
& AUTO 223 (5) Automatic transmissions
AUTO 224 (5) Brakes
& AUTO 225 (5) Suspension and Steering
AUTO 151 (4) Advanced Auto Electrical

Semester IV

AUTO 226 (5) Engine Performance
& AUTO 227 (5) Adv. Engine Performance
AUTO 224 (5) Brakes
& AUTO 225 (5) Suspension and Steering
AUTO 215 (4) A/C and Heating

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