The Automotive Technology Programs are designed to provide students with the qualifications needed to fill entry-level positions in the automotive and other related repair fields. The Certificate programs also provide additional training for those already employed who desire to improve their skills and abilities. These programs can be completed in one years. The various Certificates parallel the national voluntary mechanics testing program offered by A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) and are designed to prepare students to pass the A.S.E. tests.

MASTER MECHANIC (Associate in Science) or (Certificate of Achievement)   

 Required Courses Units
AUTO 20 or 51.20 Automotive Technical Skills 3
AUTO 21 Introduction to Automobiles 3
AUTO 22 Hydraulics (Fluid Power) 3
AUTO 52.30 Manual Drive Trains-Gas and Diesel Vehicles 3
AUTO 53.31 Automatic Transmissions Gas and Diesel Vehicles 4
AUTO 33 or 53.33 Fuel Systems 4
AUTO 52.36 Air Conditioning and Heating Systems 3
AUTO 52.40 Brake Systems 4
AUTO 41 or 52.41 Alignment and Suspensions 4
AUTO 44 Electrical Systems 6
AUTO 45 Engine Diagnosis/Rebuilding 4
Experience Course AUTO 61A-B OR 62A-B OR 52.62A or 52.62B or 63 series 1
Total units required for major courses 42*

*Students earning an AA/AS degree must complete a minimum of 18 units of
General Education requirements, the multicultural graduation requirement, and
the health requirement, in addition to the program units listed here. Students
must complete a total of 60 degree applicable units to earn an AA or AS. Please
see your counselor for additional information.

TUNE-UP AND DRIVEABILITY (Associate in Science) or (Certificate of Achievement)   

Required Courses Units
AUTO 20 or 51.20 Automotive Technical Skills 3
AUTO 33 or 53.33 Fuel Systems 4
AUTO 52.36 Air Conditioning and Heating Systems 3
AUTO 44 Electrical Systems 6
AUTO 55 or 53.55 Advanced Tune-Up 5
AUTO 61D or 52.61D Engine Performance Experience 1
AUTO 95 State Emission Control License 6.5
Total units required for major courses 28.5*

*Students earning an AA/AS degree must complete a minimum of 18 units of
General Education requirements, the multicultural graduation requirement, and
the health requirement, in addition to the program units listed here. Students
must complete a total of 60 degree applicable units to earn an AA or AS. Please
see your counselor for additional information.

AUTOMOTIVE DRIVE TRAINS (Certificate of Achievement)

Required Courses Units
AUTO 20 or 51.20 Automotive Technical Skills 3
AUTO 22 Hydraulics (Fluid Power) 3
AUTO 52.30 Manual Drive Trains-Gas and Diesel Vehicles 3
AUTO 53.31 Automatic Transmissions Gas and Diesel Vehicles 4
AUTO 62A or 52.62A  Auto Transmission/Transaxle Experience 2
AUTO 62B or 52.62B  Manual Drivetrain and Axles Experience 2
AUTO __ One additional Unite of AUTO classes 1
Total units required for certificate 18


For more information and for course descriptions please review the College Catalog. To review the course schedule select Course Schedule.

Also view our Auto Body Program.