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.

Automotive Technology (AS) Requirements

Required Core Course Units
AUTO 713 Automotive Electricity and Electronics 15 units
Plus a selection of 30 units from the following: Units
AUTO 546 Body Control Systems 15 units
AUTO 716 Automotive Cooling/Heating and Air Conditioning
AUTO 721 Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes 15 units
AUTO 734 Automotive Engine Diagnosis and Repair 15 units
AUTO 735 Automotive Transmission & Drive Trans Diagnosis and Repair 15 units
AUTO 745 Asian Brakes and Chassis 15 units
AUTO 749 Asian Engine Performance 15 units
AUTO 751 Automotive Engine Performance 15 units
AUTO 752 Advanced Engine Performance 15 units
Total Required Major Units: 45

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.