Program Overview

The College's Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

The program is conducted in a well-equipped facility with a large fleet of late model domestic and import vehicles. Automobile manufacturers provide substantial support for the program.

Students can pursue a certificate or degree in Automotive Technology or a specialty degree or certificate in Japanese Automotive Technology. Our partnership with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. provides employment opportunities for students enrolled in our programs. The College also provides numerous classes to update the knowledge and skills of practicing technicians.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses Units
AUTO 758 Automotive Computer Controls 3 units
OR
AUTO 858 Automotive Computer Controls (Apprenticeship) 3 units
AUTO 541 Electricity and Electronics I 2.5 units
OR
AUTO 941 Electricity and Electronics I (Apprenticeship) 2.5 units
AUTO 542 Electricity and Electronics II 2.5 units
OR
AUTO 942 Electricity and Electronics II (Apprenticeship) 2.5 units
AUTO 777 Automatic Transmissions I 3 units
OR
AUTO 832 Automatic Transmissions I (Apprenticeship) 3 units
AUTO 786 Automotive Air Conditioning I 2 units
OR
AUTO 860 Automotive Air Conditioning I (Apprenticeship) 2 units
AUTO 790 Automotive Brakes I 2 units
OR
AUTO 850 Automotive Brakes I (Apprenticeship) 2 units
AUTO 792 Automotive Chassis I 3 units
OR
AUTO 853 Automotive Chassis I (Apprenticeship) 3 units
Plus a selection of 22 units from the following: Units
AUTO 510 Basic Hybrid Powertrains 4 units
OR
AUTO 910 Basic Hybrid Powertrains (Apprenticeship) 4 units
AUTO 511 Principles of Hybrid and Electric Drives 7 units
AUTO 524 Smog Check Inspector Training Level I 3.5 units
OR
AUTO 824 Smog Check Inspector Training Level I (Apprenticeship) 3.5 units
AUTO 525 Smog Check Inspector Training Level II 2 units
OR
AUTO 825 Smog Check Inspector Training Level II (Apprenticeship) 2 units
AUTO 739 OBD II Evaporative Emission Systems 1.5 units
OR
AUTO 839 OBD II Evaporative Emission Systems (Apprenticeship) 1.5 units
AUTO 754 High Performance Engines I 3 units
OR
AUTO 854 High Performance Engines I (Apprenticeship) 3 units
AUTO 755 High Performance Engines II 3 units
OR
AUTO 855 High Performance Engines II (Apprenticeship) 3 units
AUTO 765 Ignition Systems I 1.5 units
OR
AUTO 865 Ignition Systems I (Apprenticeship) 1.5 units
AUTO 768 On-Board Diagnostics II (OBDII) 3 units
OR
AUTO 868 On-Board Diagnostics II (OBDII) (Apprenticeship) 3 units
AUTO 769 Head & Valve Service 2 units
OR
AUTO 822 Head and Valve Services (Apprenticeship) 2 units
AUTO 776 Drive Lines and Differentials 2 units
OR
AUTO 830 Drive Lines and Differentials (Apprenticeship) 2 units
AUTO 778 Manual Transmissions I 2 units
OR
AUTO 878 Manual Transmissions I (Apprenticeship) 2 units
AUTO 779 Block Service 2 units
OR
AUTO 823 Block Service (Apprenticeship) 2 units
AUTO 787 Automatic Transmissions II 3 units
OR
AUTO 887 Automatic Transmissions II (Apprenticeship) 3 units
AUTO 791 Automotive Chassis II 2 units
OR
AUTO 852 Automotive Chassis II (Apprenticeship) 2 units
AUTO 793 Engine Performance 3 units
OR
AUTO 893 Engine Performance (Apprenticeship) 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 40

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.