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Automotive Technician

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in the automotive industry as apprentice mechanics, parts people, service station attendants or specialists in one of the many areas in, or jobs related to, the automotive industry

Gainful Employment Information: Automotive Technician

Certificate of Achievement and Associate of Science Degree

A Certificate of Achievement can be obtained by completing the 40-unit major below. The Associate in Science Degree can be obtained upon completion of 61 units, including the major, and the general education requirements. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better or a P if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis
Students will have the option to earn a Certificate, or Associate of Science Degree in the following:
  • Powertrain
  • Electronics
  • Emissions
  • Undercar
  • Hybrid and Alternative Fuels
Students will be trained to take the following ASE Certification Examinations:
  • A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, C1, & G1
  • Plus State Smog Inspector & Smog Check Repair Technician License Examination

Required Courses

ATEC 130 Automotive Systems
ATEC 131 Automotive Electrical Systems
ATEC 132 Automotive Brakes and Suspension Systems
ATEC 133 Internal Combustion Engines and Power Transmission

Recommended Electives

BUS 005 Introduction to Business
IT 110 Modern Welding
IT 140 Industrial Materials
OCED 090 Occupational Work Experience
OCED 091 General Work Experience

See the catalog for information on individual classes.

Contact Information:

Paul Hidy
Professor, Auto Technology
(530) 200-0082