This program provides state of the art training and applicable employment skills in the following ASE certification topics: Electrical, Engine Performance, and Advanced Engine Performance. Also provides training and preparation for CA state emissions inspection license. Students must complete each course with a grade of “C” or better to be awarded the Certificate in Automotive Technology.


Program Learning Outcomes 

  • Recognize, diagnose, and repair faults in the following systems: Starting, charging, lighting, instrumentation, climate control, safety, navigation, communication, fuel, ignition, valvetrain, throttle, emissions, powertrain, and stability.
  • Demonstrate skills using online vehicle diagnostic/repair information and specialized test equipment that is consistent with industry standards.
  • Execute safe, proper, and ethical work practices.

Required Courses

Course Title Units
AUTO 102 Automotive Systems 3.5
AUTO 103 Light Line Technician 2
AUTO 118 Fuel Systems/Emission Controls 2.5
AUTO 119 Introduction to Engine Performance 2.5
AUTO 122 Advanced Electrical Systems 3
AUTO 125 Automotive Electronics 2
AUTO 127 Ignition Systems 2
AUTO 170 Electrical Systems 3
AUTO 171 Engine Systems 2.5
AUTO 172 Chassis and Drivetrain Systems 2.5
AUTO 173 Automotive Service Operations 2
AUTO 181A Introduction to Alternative Fuel and Hybrid/Electric Vehicles 2
AUTO 181B Hybrid Electric Vehicle Maintenance and Repair 3
Total Units 32.5

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