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Applied Technology

Automotive Technology


Do you love working with your hands? Get the skills to start a long-term career in the competitive auto industry. Meet the latest standards in today’s market. Work with instructors who are Master ASE Certified or above. In 2024, the California Department of Finance recognized our automotive pathway as a State Signature Program.

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Nicki Riley, Success Center Specialist

Certificates in Automotive Technology

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Learn automotive technical skills used by entry-level service technicians and prepare for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) service exam.

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We have invested a lot into advanced manufacturing and mechatronics and robotics, and so we have programs...that could be influential in advanced transportation and automotive. Amy Schulz, Dean for the Division of Business and Technology

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