This program provides students the foundational skills needed to start an entry-level
job at a repair facility or dealership through the study of fundamentals and theory
of the major systems on a vehicle and master entry-level automotive skills with significant
"hands-on" time in the shop. Students will also complete a career class specific to
the auto industry with topics including labor law, written and oral communication
in the workplace, and technical writing skills needed to meet legal requirements for
documentation. Students also have the opportunity to participate in an internship
program with local repair facilities.
This certificate program meets the prerequisites of the full-time Automotive Technology
program, allows students to earn AA degrees, provides students with the skills needed
for their first automotive job, and provides internships with local employers to start
their careers. Students can choose to continue their education, go to work, or, ideally,
Upon successful completion of this certificate program, students will be eligible
to apply to the full-time automotive program and will be proficient in the skills
needed to start a career in the automotive industry.
NOTE: This certificate is not transcripted and is not eligible for Financial Aid.
For gainful employment information, see this program’s gainful employment website
Total Required Units: 7
|Careers in Automotive Technology
|Vocational Cooperative Education in Automotive
|Automotive Entry Level Technician Fundamentals