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If you have been searching for a career where you can make a living working with your hands, your search is over. The Automotive Technology Program, certified by the National Automotive Educational Technician Foundation (NATEF), is prepared to deliver the best training available.

All full-time automotive instructors are Master ASE Certified or above, ready to pass on their knowledge and experience to new students. For those already in the field, we offer courses that will upgrade your skills to meet the latest standards in today’s market. Our program will equip you with the proficiency needed to make a long-term career in the competitive job environment of the automotive industry.

The Automotive Technology Program is certified by the National Automotive Educational Technician Foundation (NATEF). The program is supported by the Central Valley New Car Dealership Association (CVNCDA), is a member of Professional Automotive Training Centers (PATC), and has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nissan of North America. All full-time automotive instructors are Master ASE Certified or above.

The Automotive Technology Program is Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified in the following areas: Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission/ Transaxles, Manual Drivetrains & Axles, Suspension/Steering, Brakes, Electric/Electronic Systems, Heating/Air Conditioning, and Engine Performance.

There is no public link to State licensure examination pass rates for Automotive Emission Control, Automotive Lighting Systems, and Automotive Brake Systems. Contact the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Licensing Unit at (916) 255-3145 or visit the BAR web site for general information.

The Automotive Technology Curriculum is designed (1) to prepare students to become competent technicians and gain employment in the automotive industry at the completion of the program and (2) to upgrade skills of those already in the field.

A.A. and A.S. degrees as well as certificates can be earned in the automotive field. The certificate programs do not satisfy A.A./A.S. degree requirements but do qualify students for certificates in the field of study.

Automotive Technology

A.A. or A.S. Degree

Successful completion of the curriculum in Automotive Analysis qualifies students for entry-level positions in the various areas of automotive technology, and provides them with an overview for selecting specific areas for further training and education.

Certificates

The Automotive Technology certificate program is designed to qualify students for specialized positions in automotive repair and related industries and to upgrade the skills of technicians already in the field. The program also includes the Master Automotive Technician Certificate, which certifies competence in all areas of conventional automotive repair and maintenance.

Air Conditioning and Body Electrical Gainful Employment Information

Certificate Statistics
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance
Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Auto Service Technicians
49-3023.00
Automotive Mechanics
49-3023.01
Auto Specialty Technicians
49-3023.02
CIPC Code 470604
Semester Units Required 21
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 12
Estimated Total Fees $1014
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $1,659
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $6,824
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* *
On-Time Completion Count* *
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* *
Median Loan Amount* *

Alignment and Brake Gainful Employment Information

Certificate Statistics
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance
Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Auto Service Technicians
49-3023.00
Automotive Mechanics
49-3023.01
Auto Specialty Technicians
49-3023.02
CIPC Code 470604
Semester Units Required 20
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 12
Estimated Total Fees $968
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $1,580
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $6,824
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* *
On-Time Completion Count* *
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* *
Median Loan Amount* *

Automatic Transmission Gainful Employment Information

Certificate Statistics
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance
Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Auto Service Technicians
49-3023.00
Automotive Mechanics
49-3023.01
Auto Specialty Technicians
49-3023.02
CIPC Code 470604
Semester Units Required 20
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 12
Estimated Total Fees $968
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $1,580
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $6,824
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* *
On-Time Completion Count* *
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* *
Median Loan Amount* *

Automotive Engine Machining Gainful Employment Information

Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Auto Service Technicians
49-3023.00
Automotive Mechanics
49-3023.01
Auto Specialty Technicians
49-3023.02
CIPC Code 470604
Semester Units Required 18.5
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 12
Estimated Total Fees $899
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $1,462
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $6,824
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* *
On-Time Completion Count* *
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* *
Median Loan Amount* *
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance

Emission and Driveability Tune-Up Gainful Employment Information

Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Auto Service Technicians
49-3023.00
Automotive Mechanics
49-3023.01
Auto Specialty Technicians
49-3023.02
CIPC Code 470604
Semester Units Required 30
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 18
Estimated Total Fees $1,452
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $2,370
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $10,236
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* *
On-Time Completion Count* *
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* *
Median Loan Amount* *
Certificate Statistics
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance

Master Automotive Technician Gainful Employment Information

Certificate Statistics

* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance

 

Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Auto Service Technicians
49-3023.00
Automotive Mechanics
49-3023.01
Auto Specialty Technicians
49-3023.02
CIPC Code 470604
Semester Units Required 59.5
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 36
Estimated Total Fees $2,883
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $4,701
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $20,472
Students Completing the Program 2009-10* *
On-Time Completion Count* *
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* *
Median Loan Amount* *

Powertrain Gainful Employment Information

Certificate Statistics
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance
Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Auto Service Technicians
49-3023.00
Automotive Mechanics
49-3023.01
Auto Specialty Technicians
49-3023.02
CIPC Code 470604
Semester Units Required 20
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 12
Estimated Total Fees $968
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $1,580
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $6,824
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* *
On-Time Completion Count* *
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* *
Median Loan Amount* *

Licenses

Automotive Emission Control

Automotive Lighting Systems

Automotive Brake Systems

The Automotive Technology program offers courses designed for mechanics who want to apply for a new license, or renew a license, in the areas of emission control, lighting, and brake systems.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Develop industry required skills for students to gain automotive service entry level jobs such as lube technicians or technician aids.
  • Provide courses for currently employed automotive service students to advance their skill and knowledge to be qualified for advanced placement job (journeyman).
  • Support the automotive industry training needs by providing certification/license training courses.

Contact

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  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • Fall and Spring M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Jennifer Andronas PT Faculty Automotive Tech

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Robert Buderer Lab Tech Auto Technology

  • N 3
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

William Rothe Happ Part-time Instructor, Automotive Technology

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • (916) 660-7800
  • (916) 630-4523

Michael Huss Automotive Technician

  • N 3
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Robert Lobdill Part-time Instructor, Automotive Technology

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

John Pratt Part-time Instructor, Automotive Technology

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Alan Rowley Part-time Instructor, Automotive Technology

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Stephen Smith Instructor, Automotive Technology

  • N 11 A
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Alexander Wong Instructor, Automotive Technology

  • N 11 C
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Rudy Worthington Part-time Instructor, Automotive Technology

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

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